Team selection – meh- does it really matter?
Mkhitaryan hit the post in the 2nd minute and things looked bright for a moment.
A fortuitous penalty put us in front but we singularly failed to capitalise on it.
Brighton had a few half chances on the break. It’s such a disgrace that we made a team which narrowly avoided relegation look our equal.
Ryan made a decent save from Auba just before the break. Can’t really remember much else on target
At least we created a few more chances but the keeper, some courageous defending and Auba not being able to score an open goal meant that the crucial second was not forthcoming.
Taylor evened up the score with another ridiculously soft penalty. 1-1 and a reasonably fair reflection of the game.
The triple substitution seemed to destabilise the team rather than give it a boost.
Plan B is give it to Iwobi. Cosmic.
Brighton deserved their point and we don’t deserve to be in a top 4 which contains a poor spud side and a poor chav side.
I feel sorry for anyone who made the journey for an end of season celebration and witnessed that travesty of a performance.
I find it hard to agree with those who say we have made progress this season. As far as I can see, we are as poor as last season and much worse than 2016/7.
Man U drawing away to Huddersfield made me laugh. Us drawing at home to Brighton did not. We haven’t been any better this season than a shambolic Man United in Mourinho disarray.
The whole season rests on the Europa now and let’s hope Auba’s late goal helps get us to the Final where anything can happen in a one-off game.
It was unfortunate that Rambo, Danny and Petr had to say their goodbyes during the lap of dishonour.
I can’t really be bothered with separating the players out from one another.
A rating of 4 for everyone including the subs? Maybe 3?
Leno made a great save to stop us losing 2-1. Where was Lucas Torreira meant to be playing in the first half? – I really had no idea. The strikers tried to score but didn’t have the quality of that early season purple patch when they defied the xG.
Emery – didn’t get his team playing well enough in the League for the 4th? 5th? 6th? game in a row. We’ve been garbage for weeks … 3
Chris Wagnerson – managed a team which had just escaped relegation, with nothing to play for but pride and made them the equal of a poor Arsenal team – I’d give him a higher rating but other managers have made their average teams look much better than us recently … 5
chas (written just after the match to give a true reflection – please disagree in the comments)