Arsenal will be taking on Brighton & Hove Albion today as the gunners try and improve their start to the season because this year’s campaign has been very tough for them as they have won only 3 matches out of the 6 matches they have played in this season’s English Premier League campaign. The gunners will be hosting the Seagulls at the Emirates Stadium in the afternoon and will be hoping to get the vital three points because they wouldn’t want to slip up because they are many points away from the log leaders.
Arsenal will be without their star man Mesut Ozil because his not ready and fully fit to play. Arsene Wenger provided the team news for the game and gave some updates on the players that will certainly make a start on Sunday afternoon. Here is what he said;
“ We have a doubt about Laurent Koscielny unfortunately and he will have a test tomorrow. It’s an achilles problem, it’s ongoing. I think everybody else should be available. Sead Kolasinac had some problems, but he is available. That’s basically it.” said the manager. (Info – arsenal.com)
This won’t be an easy win for the gunners because they will be facing a tricky team that there are not used to because it just recently got promoted this season but it has showed that it has come to stay.
Arsenal supporters will be hoping that their manager gives Theo Walcott a start because he hasn’t made any start in this season’s English Premier League but will be hoping that the impressive performances he showed will have earned him a spot in the French manager’s team that will be playing today against Brighton & Hove Albion but here is what the manager said about the Englishman;
“I believe his strength is to score goals,” Wenger said. “He can score goals, he’s a good finisher. He had two or three more chances but as long as the team played well he had plenty of chances.” said Wenger. (Info – arsenal.com)
Arsene Wenger has continually stressed out the feeling he is having because of failing to keep all his forwards happy and he hopes that rotating the squad will help solve that.
The gunners have had an embarrassing start to the season as they have seen shameful defeats like the 4 nil loss they had with Liverpool. Let’s take a look what the previous five results of both teams.
Brighton & Hove Albion Previous 5 Results
Watford 0 – 0 Brighton & Hov… Brighton & Hov… 3 – 1 West Bromwich
AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Brighton & Hov…
AFC Bournemouth 1 – 0 Brighton & Hov…
Brighton & Hov… 1 – 0 Newcastle United
Arsenal Previous 5 Results
Arsenal 3 – 1 Köln Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal Arsenal 1 – 0 Doncaster Rovers Arsenal 2 – 0 West Bromwich BATE 2 – 4 Arsenal
Arsenal have been the better team in their last five matches as they have won all four and drawn one while the Seagulls have won only two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches.