Arsenal coach “Mathematically, you can still win, thinking is impossible”… 0-3 home defeat to Brighton

“Hope has disappeared in the title competition.”

When Arsenal lost 0-3 in the 2022-2023 English Premier League home game against Brighton at the Emirates Stadium in London on the 14th (local time), team captain Martin Odegard expressed despair during an on-site interview.

Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta also said, 스포츠토토“We have to apologize for the performance in the second half.”

Arsenal recorded 25 wins, 6 draws, 5 losses and 81 points with the defeat on the day, widening the gap with Manchester City (27 wins, 4 draws, 4 losses, 85 points), which played one less game, to 4 points.

Manchester City took a step closer to winning the league by winning 3-0 in an away game against Everton on the day thanks to the performances of Ilkay Gündoan (2 goals) and Elling Hollan (1 goal).

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard (left). London|AP News

Man City have 3 games left, Arsenal 2 games each. Mathematically, Manchester City’s title has yet to be decided, but the faces of Arsenal’s players, who suffered a crushing defeat at home on the day, suggest that the title race is over.

Manchester City will secure the title on their own by winning their home match against Chelsea next Sunday.

After the match, Odegaard said, “At the moment, winning is very difficult. We have to be honest. It’s hard to accept,” he said. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta expressed regret for the players, calling their performance “unacceptable”.

Arsenal has been leading the league this season and has been cruising to regain the top spot for the first time in 19 years since the 2003-2004 season. However, in the second half of the season, Man City continued their winning streak and threatened Arsenal, and eventually Arsenal players collapsed due to the psychological burden.

“I think the title race is over,” said former Manchester United captain Gary Neville.