'Unacceptable; no hope' – Odegaard and Arteta downbeat as Arsenal title hopes fade

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and captain Martin Odegaard look dejected during the Gunners' 3-0 loss to Brighton in May 2023.
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and captain Martin Odegaard were understandably downbeat after the Gunners' 3-0 loss at home to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Second-half goals from Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav and Pervis Estupinan sealed a big win for Brighton in their fight for a place in Europe next season, but the result left Arsenal's title hopes in tatters as they lost a game they simply had to win.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.