Premier League leaders Arsenal will be aiming to continue their impressive run when they face Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening.
The Seagulls resumed their league campaign following the World Cup break with an excellent 3-1 victory over Southampton.
Adam Lallana opened the scoring in the 14th-minute before Romain Perraud turned the ball into his own net before the break.
Solly March added a third goal after the interval to decide the fate of the game. However, James Ward-Prowse managed to grab a late consolation for the home side.
Brighton are currently sitting seventh in the league table, with 24 points from 15 matches.
Meanwhile, the Gunners will enter the upcoming match on the back of a 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Boxing Day.
Mikel Arteta’s side found themselves a goal down at the break but they made a huge comeback in the second-half. Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah all earned their names on the scoresheet as the North Londoners won comfortably to maintain their five-point cushion at the top of the table.
Arsenal suffered a big blow when their main centre-forward Gabriel Jesus picked up a serious knock during the World Cup. The Brazilian is set to remain sidelined for around two months but Nketiah looks to be doing a good job in his absence.
Brighton & Hove Albion
Roberto De Zerbi’s side are in contention for securing European football next season. They are currently only a point behind Liverpool in sixth.
The Italian boss initially struggled to secure good results at the Amex but he then led the Seagulls to big victories over Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers before the home loss to Aston Villa. However, Brighton returned to winning ways at Southampton following the mid-season break for the World Cup.
Many are now considering Arsenal as a genuine title contender this season. They have been playing some scintillating football under Arteta and boast plenty of quality in their ranks.
The Gunners also defeated the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea, and are currently five points clear at the top of the table.
De Zerbi will not be able to avail the services of Moises Caicedo this week as the 21-year-old is now suspended for this match.
Alexis Mac Allister will not return until the New Year while De Zerbi has ruled Danny Welbeck and Adam Webster out of contention for Saturday’s home game.
Meanwhile, Arteta will be without Jesus and Reiss Nelson who are both recovering from their respective injuries.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal Potential line-ups
Brighton & Hove Albion: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Gilmour, Gross; March, Lallana, Mitoma; Trossard
Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
How to Watch?
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal, alongside all other Premier League matches this season, is available to watch online via soccer streams.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal Prediction
De Zerbi’s side could give Arsenal a tough competition at the Amex this Saturday. However, we don’t see the Premier League leaders dropping points at Brighton. The Gunners’ attackers shouldn’t face a lot of trouble breaching the defences of the Seagulls and they should win comfortably in the end.
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Arsenal
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