Piers Morgan blasts Arsenal for ‘bottling’ the Premier League after ‘pitiful’ Brighton defeat
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Piers Morgan has ripped into Arsenal after their defeat against Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday.
Heading into the match at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal knew they had to win in order to keep their title dream alive.
However, the Gunners produced a dismal second-half display as goals from Julio Cesar Enciso, Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupinan sealed a 3-0 victory for Brighton.
As a result, Manchester City will be crowned champions if they beat Chelsea on Sunday.
Despite Arsenal leading the way for the majority of the season, some fans felt that the Gunners’ season has been a success even if they fall short.
BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey said: “I hate this narrative that Arsenal bottled it. They have pushed one of the PL’s greatest-ever teams all the way, and done it with a young coach and young players who finished 5th last season.
“It’s nothing but a success. They fell short, they’ll be stronger for it.”
However, Arsenal fan Morgan took to social media and rejected those claims.
He wrote: “It’s not ‘success’ to be 8pts clear, then fail to win two consecutive games when we were 2-0 up, go 2-0 down in 10 mins at home to the worst team in the League, get humiliated at City, and surrender in a pitiful manner to Brighton at home today.
“It’s a failure, and we bottled it.”
It’s not ‘success’ to be 8pts clear, then fail to win two consecutive games when we were 2-0 up, go 2-0 down in 10 mins at home to the worst team in the League, get humiliated at City, & surrender in a pitiful manner to Brighton at home today. It’s failure, and we bottled it. https://t.co/mcZlDimlg6— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 14, 2023
During his post-match interview, Gunners boss Mikel Arteta apologised to the fans, he said: “We have to apologise to our people, especially for the second half. What I have to accept first is what happened in the second half and digest it.
“At the moment it’s just frustration. The feeling that we gave the game away in the second half. We fought really hard to be in the position that we are in and today we were in a critical moment to keeping hoping and digging for that dream. When you have to play in these moments you cannot do what we did in the second half.”
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