As Freddie Ljungberg took charge for his first home game in what looks to be an interim spell, things lurched from bad to worse for the Swede as we went down 2-1. At home. To Brighton.
Adam Webster had put Brighton in front, before Alex Lacazette pulled the scores level with a header on his 100th Arsenal appearance as we set about getting on top of the game.
David Luiz looked to have put us into the lead, his cracking volley ruled out by VAR for offside before Neal Maupay headed in the winner for the Seagulls.
This is our ninth game without a win, and now our longest winless run since the 70s and we find ourselves with a mountain to climb if we are getting anywhere near the Champions League spots.
How about this for a stat – we have faced 52 shots on target in Premier League home games this season – in the entire Invincibles season in 2003-04, we allowed just 48 opposition shots on target at home… and it’s only December! Wait, whaaaat?!
We now have a few days to to try and rally round and look to take all three points away at fellow strugglers West Ham in the Monday night game as Freddie Ljungberg attempts to stop the rot…