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Jamie Carragher brands Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior 'embarrassing' after Brighton defeat

Jamie Carragher brands Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior 'embarrassing' after Brighton defeat

The former Liverpool defender did not mince his words.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has branded Arsenal defender Jakub Kiwior 'embarrassing' after the Gunners' defeat to Brighton.

Arsenal were on the receiving end of a 3-0 humbling by Brighton on Sunday afternoon, which saw Mikel Arteta's title hopes disappear from sight.

But aside from a generally poor performance, there was one moment that made Carragher furious.

In the lead-up to Brighton's first goal, Kiwior fell to the floor clutching his ankle after Evan Ferguson seemingly made contact with him in the penalty area.

The Poland international was unawares to Julio Enciso behind him, who was left unmarked to head the ball past Aaron Ramsdale and break the deadlock.

Red and white shirts desperately turned to the officials, but with no flag, no whistle, and crucially no intervention from VAR, the goal stood, leaving Kiwior up in arms that a foul was not given.

The debate continued up in the gantry, where Martin Tyler and Gary Neville deliberated over whether VAR should have been summoned.

However, Carragher has rubbished claims of a foul, and laid into the Arsenal centre-back for his 'embarrassing' behaviour.

What did he say?

Replying to Sky Sports' tweet of the punditry team discussing the incident, Carragher said: "It was embarrassing Kiwior stayed down whether it was a foul or not (it wasn’t) there was very little wrong with him.

"Get up and defend like your life depends on it."

Indeed, Kiwior could be seen sprinting to keep up with Kaoru Mitoma moments later, suggesting the injury was not serious.

On the other hand, Micah Richards had Kiwior's back, believing the goal should not have stood.

"We've all been in that position," Richards explained. "If something hurts, it hurts. If someone tackles you and your boot comes off... I think it's a foul."

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Topics: Arsenal, Jamie Carragher, Mikel Arteta, Brighton And Hove Albion, Premier League, Football