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Brighton vs Arsenal: Preview, Team-News, Line-up, and Prediction

Brighton and Hove Albion will host the Gunners in the Premier League fixture on Tuesday evening. The Gunners are in high spirits after their recent win over fellow Londoners, Chelsea.

Both Arsenal and Brighton are in the relegation zone in the 15th and 16th positions respectively. The three points will be very important for both sides to climb up the ladder as the January window looms.

Analysis

The Seagulls will be looking to take the home advantage and grab a win over Arsenal. Both the clubs are in similar kinds of positions at the moment this term. It’ll be interesting to see if Arteta can carry forward the momentum from their previous win.

The Gunners had a perfect win over Chelsea at a tough time with zero expectations over them to win the contest. Arteta’s gamble to bench his stars did pay off on the boxing day clash. The Spaniard will be wanting to take this winning momentum forward and climb up the table for a better finish.

Brighton vs Arsenal: Preview, Team-News, Line-up, and Prediction
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When and Where?

The Seagulls will be hosting Arsenal at the Falmer Stadium in the Premier League clash on December 29th (11:30 PM IST).

Team News and Expected Line-up

Brighton and Hove Albion

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Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey is the only injury concern for Potter, other than Florin Andone and Jose Izquierdo, who are long-term absentees. The right-back also missed the game against West Ham United which ended in a draw. Former Aja star Joel Veltman might get his call to replace Lamptey at the back. While Ben White to play as the right-back.

Lamptey has been highly rated by the supporters, who has a goal and three assists to his name already in eleven appearances. The full-back is just 20-years-old and will be a star in the future if he continues this form.

Expected Line-up: Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, Bissouma, Propper, March; Lallana, Trossard; Maupay

Arsenal

The Londoners are coming from a good win over Chelsea and will be looking to continue their winning ways. Skipper Aubameyang could start alongside Nicolas Pepe, after being benched with a calf problem against Chelsea.

While Gabriel Magalhaes will miss against Brighton and West Bromwich after testing positive for the coronavirus. On the other hand, David Luiz and Willian are ill but have tested negative for the Covid test. Thomas Partey is yet to recover from the injury and will miss this game as well.

Expected Line-up: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Xhaka, Ceballos; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette

Brighton vs Arsenal: head to head stats

Arsenal have won 12 of the 21 previous games that they have played against Brighton, losing only five times. But, Arsenal failed to win at the Amex Stadium against Brighton, with Maupay set to renew hostilities with the Gunners after his last-minute winner and fracas with Arteta’s squad in June.

Differentials

Neal Maupay

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The 24-year-old French centre-forward will be one player to be kept eye-on in this contest. The striker has been doing well for the Seagulls this term and will need to step up once again to seal three points from the home game.

Maupay has a history with Arsenal and familiar with Arsenal followers after his late winner against them last season. He was also involved in Guendouzi’s issue in that fixture. Neal Maupay has found the net five times this season in the 13 appearances.

Alexandre Lacazette

Former Lyon star didn’t make any mistake from the spot in the last game against Chelsea to put his team in the lead. However, he has been not that great in front of goal for the Gunners.

Lacazette has just four goals this season, which sums up the story for Arsenal’s poor run in front of the goal. Fellow partner Aubameyang is also struggling to score goals, which is a worry for Mikel Arteta this term. However, fans are expecting the French forward to get back to form in coming games.

Final Score Prediction

Arsenal will be high on confidence after that win against Chelsea, but they need to be on full focus to clinch victory. The final scoreline might read 1-2 in favor of the visitors, Arsenal on Tuesday evening.

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