Arsene Wenger insisted he can still "turn things around" at Arsenal despite admitting that the team's top-four hopes are over after Sunday's 2-1 loss at Brighton.

Arsenal fell to their fourth-straight loss in all competitions to heap more pressure on their under-fire manager, whose future is in serious doubt after 22 years at the club.

The defeat leaves the Gunners 13 points off fourth place with just nine games to go, and needing a good result in Thursday's Europa League game at AC Milan to keep any hopes alive of qualifying for next season's Champions League.

It was Arsenal's eighth loss in total in 2018, with large sections of the away fans chanting "We want Wenger out" during the game. But the Frenchman himself still maintained he's the right man for the job despite the poor form.

"Yes it's the first time it happens in my whole career [losing so many games], I must say, and it's not easy. But I have enough experience and enough desire to turn things around," Wenger told Sky Sports. "And I believe as well at the moment, when we need to stay in the game we make individual mistakes at the wrong moments.

"And when a team struggles a bit for confidence it's even more difficult. We have to stick together; we have no other solution."