Arse­nal de­served to lose:Mau­pay

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS LONDON -

Lon­don: Brighton match-win­ner Neal Mau­pay said Arse­nal got what they de­served af­ter they crit­i­cised him for his role in a se­ri­ous in­jury to goal­keeper Bernd Leno. Leno landed awk­wardly af­ter be­ing nudged by Mau­pay and had to be car­ried off on a stretcher as Arse­nal lost 2-1.

Ger­man Leno sat up as he was be­ing car­ried off and pointed at Mau­pay, while Arse­nal play­ers sur­rounded the Brighton player at full­time.

“Some of their play­ers need to learn what is hu­mil­ity,” Mau­pay said.

Arse­nal’s French mid­fielder Mat­teo Guen­douzi had to be pulled away from Mau­pay by his team­mates af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle as Brighton came from be­hind to win.

“One of them was talk­ing the whole game and say­ing re­ally bad things,”Mau­pay said.

“At half­time I went to the man­ager Mikel Arteta to apol­o­gise. I never meant to in­jure the keeper. I jumped for the ball. I apol­o­gise to the team and to him as well. I have been through a bad in­jury, it is hard.

“Arse­nal play­ers maybe need to learn hu­mil­ity some­times. They were talk­ing a lot. They got what they de­served.”

Re­sults: Brighton 2-1 Arse­nal, West Ham 0-1 Wolver­hamp­ton, Bournemout­h 0-2 Crys­tal Palace, Wat­ford 1-1 Le­ices­ter.- BBC Sports

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