Before Arsenal fans crucify me for finding any positives from the loss to Brighton on Saturday, let me first explain myself. You see in every cloud, there is always a silver lining. As an Arsenal fan, I asked myself which positives should I point out in Saturday's disastrous loss to Brighton. I honestly struggled to find any. But at long last, I vaguely saw two. I hope my fellow Gooner fans will consider them as positives too.
First off, it will not escape mention that Arsenal played one of their worst football this season last time out. The team looked uninspired and Arteta totally misfired as far as tactics are concerned. When Odegaard scored that consolation worldie, I told myself I will not dare celebrate an equalizer after such an abysmal performance. I felt even a draw with Brighton at home, if put into context is like a loss.
Two Arsenal Positives From Their sickening Loss Against Brighton
1) Eddie Nketiah Came On And Played Well Again
For two games in a row, Eddie has come on and at least played with all his heart and strength. His performance against Brighton was a continuation of sorts of what he did at Palace,albeit we lost. Lacazette did not offer anything during the 90 minutes. It shocked me that he played the whole game. When Eddie came on, he looked threatening throughout the few minutes he was given. If it were not for the wonderful goalkeeping from the Brighton keeper, the academy graduate would have scored the Gunner's equalizer.
2) Top 4 Rivals, United And West Ham Lost
Given the other two top 4(or top 6) rivals lost, Arsenal continue to fight another day as far as qualifying for Europe is concerned. If the worst comes to the worst, the Gunners should at least secure a slot for the Europa League next season. This means they should not finish lower than 6th. Yes, Tottenham are currently 4th and it seems they are favorites to clinch top 4 given Arsenal's circumstances. On that account, the Gunner's rivals for a Europa League spot next season all lost.
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