ENGLAND – Arsenal interim manager, Freddie Ljungberg has reacted to his side’s 2-1 defeat to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday night at the Emirates Stadium.
Brighton opened scoring in the first-half through Adam Webster but Alexandre Lacazette equalised for the Gunners in the 50 minutes of the encounter.
Neal Maupay then scored a late goal to give the visitors all three points against Arsenal.
Speaking after the match, Ljungberg was quoted by Football London as saying at his post-match press conference: “They looked scared to get the ball and were standing still.
“We are very passive in the first half and did a tactical change and then became the team we wanted to look like.
“We can’t give away a whole half in the Premier League.
“I was sure we were going to win that game but we got sucker-punched.
“It’s hard to take but we keep plugging away.”
He added: “If we score the first goal it’s totally different because you don’t have to chase.
“We’ve had one training session and we’re going to keep working.”