Mind the gap: Tottenham Hotspur fans will love this Arsenal statistic

Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion means that Arsene Wenger's men have lost four matches in a row for the first time since 2002.

Facing unprecedented criticism and calls for him to stand down as manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has apparently told his staff that he will not step aside this summer and intends to see out the remainder of his contract that ends in June 2019.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he "does not know much" about his side's Monday night opponents Manchester United.

He told Sky Sports following another disappointing display against Brighton: "It's the first time it happens in my whole career, I must say".

"Listen, I'm a competitor, you don't back down from a challenge", the 40-year-old replied. "And I believe as well at the moment, when we need to stay in the game we make individual mistakes at the wrong moments".

"Two teams to drop so many points is very hard to imagine". Neither team netted a score in the second frame.

Gross then delivered the set-piece toward the far post where Shane Duffy rose above Cech's unconvincing attempt to punch and headed down for defensive partner Dunk to hook home.

It is understood success in Europe's second-tier competition, which will guarantee Champions League football for next season, will keep Wenger in his current role. Glenn Murray earned position between two Gunners defenders. The Gunners' newcomer stomped on the offering with his right foot, sending a flick toward Mathew Ryan.

The report goes on to claim that Arsenal went into the Brighton fixture "without an idea".

Cenk Tosun put the visitors in front with his first goal for the club but Burnley fought back through Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood. When you go through a hard patch, uncertainty before the game is the quality of the performance we can give.

Arsenal want Wenger's successor to be a head coach rather than a manager, which would help them focus on coaching and a return to the Champions League. "What I am saying to you is again, we are talking about hypothetical thoughts".

'But we have to give our best for as long as we can.

"Look, I don't want to talk about my future today".

  • Rosalie Stanley