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Ian Wright singles out two Arsenal stars who were ‘poor’ in Brighton

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The Gunners legend has name-dropped two players that he believes didn’t perform well in the draw at Brighton.

Ian Wright has singled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Thomas Partey as two Arsenal players who were ‘poor’ at Brighton.

On a four-match winning run, Arsenal visited Brighton on Saturday hoping to make it five wins on the bounce. In the end, though, the Gunners had to settle for a 0-0 draw. They had a game to forget at the Amex and were perhaps fortunate to leave with a point.

Aubameyang, who scored in the recent 3-1 win over Tottenham, failed to get on the scoresheet. The captain hardly got a sniff at the ball before Alexandre Lacazette replaced him. Partey didn’t fare any better, with three lackluster long-distance shots all he really had to show.

“It would be easy to get carried away with that result last week [the win over Tottenham] because they were fantastic but this was a very well-drilled Brighton side in difficult conditions and a very young Arsenal side,” Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day.

“I thought Aubameyang today, unfortunately, was poor, I thought Partey was poor. I thought Martin [Odegaard] didn’t play very well. We know what Brighton are going to do, we need to keep the ball and get the counter-attack going. We could not do that today.

“Everything was bouncing off Aubameyang. When he got into opportunities, he couldn’t quite get it out of his feet. It just wasn’t happening for him. It was an off day; we saw how sharp he was last week.”