Arsenal will on Tuesday travel to the South Coast to face Brighton & Hove Albion with the hope of getting a win so that they can build some sort of momentum after their surprising 3-1 win over Chelsea a few days ago. This will be an important game for Mikel Arteta as he has recovered a lot of the lost support from the supporters after their win over The Blues and a loss against The Seagulls would be disastrous.
Arsenal have one win in their last ten Premier League matches and are in the bottom half of the league table, and so the players and managers will come into this game well knowing that they need to beat Brighton & Hove Albion and then the next one against West Brom Albion to bring back any hopes of getting a top four finish in the UEFA Champions League spots.
Brighton & Hove Albion are having a tough season as well as they find themselves in the 16th position on the Premier League table and unlike Arsenal, they have however been impressive in most of their last few games as their only problem has been that conversion rate of chances they create is low. Arsenal were very impressive in their game against Chelsea as Mikel Arteta rotated his team and included the talented youngsters such as Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli, and they all showed that they deserve more chances and so the supporters will hope to see a similar squad on Tuesday.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is still underpressure to get results despite the win over Chelsea as the club wants to get back into the UEFA Champions League but he will however have to try to implement a perfect plan to contain The Seagulls since the gunners have failed to beat them in the last three years.
BRIGHTON’S LEAGUE FORM: DLLDDD
ARSENAL’S LEAGUE FORM: LLLDLW
Gabriel Magalhaes will not take part in the game as he is in isolation and Thomas Partey will not be fully fit for this game. David Luiz and Willian will be doubts for the game after missing the Chelsea match due to illness.
Brighton’s highly rated right back Lamptey is a doubt for this game having missed their 2-2 draw against West Ham United.
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION VS ARSENAL
29TH/DEC/2020 @ 7:00 PM