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No clean sheet in 11 games: Arsenal & Cech on worst run in 16 years

16:58 GMT+3 04/03/2018
Petr Cech, Arsenal
Lewis Dunk's first-half goal for Brighton on Sunday means that the Gunners are on their worst run since 2002

Arsenal are enduring one of their worst seasons since Arsene Wenger took the reins of the club in 1996 and it is showing little sign of improvement after they were denied yet another clean sheet.

Petr Cech saw his net breached just seven minutes into their Premier League clash against Brighton on Sunday as Lewis Dunk scored after being teed up by his defensive partner Shane Duffy.

The concession means that they are now 11 games without a clean sheet in the division this season, which is their longest run without shutting the opposition out since February 2002.

The Gunners' luck continued to deteriorate as they conceded another goal in the 26th minute, with Glenn Murray putting the finishing touch on to Pascal Gross' cross.

Arsenal came into the game having suffered back-to-back 3-0 defeats to Manchester City and their form has been severely disappointing of late.

Those losses to City mean that they had gone down four of their last five games prior to the match against Brighton, having also come off second best against Ostersunds and Tottenham in February.

Wenger finds himself under increasing pressure at the Emirates as his side struggle in the league and their only realistic avenue into the Champions League next season is via the Europa League.