Arsenal vs Brighton: Match preview
Arsenal will welcome Brighton onthe Emirates on Thursday nigh. The Gunners are looking for a win and the first three points in the league since beating Bournemouth 1-0 in early October.
Brighton is also entering this encounter in desperate need of points. The Seagulls are hoping to avoid a fourth league defeat.
Arsenal team news:
Following the release of Unai Emery, Freddie Ljungberg took responsibility for the first team and their game against Norwich at home. The Swede, although a club legend, has not helped the team much since he played a 2-2 draw in that match. Ljungberg opted for Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaku, two players that fans have turned to lately. The players didn’t really bother to redeem themselves.
The draw in which the Gunners were lucky was their fourth draw in five league games. They secured the point after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a penalty. Four Norwich players entered the penalty area before penalty kicks were made and this was a tough decision against Norwich.
Nicholas Pepe was an unused substitute in Sunday’s game against Norwich. Not choosing him for the starting lineup was a brave thing for Ljungberg. It will be interesting to see if he will do the same on Thursday.
Kieran Tierney should start the match. Hector Bellerin was also expected in the first squad, after recovering from a tendon injury. This will be a real boost for Arsenal ahead of this match.
Probable lineup: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Tierney; Xhaka, Torreira; Aubameyang, Willock, Ozil; Lacazette
Brighton team news:
Brighton looked like they were on the rise after three wins in four games. However, they have since lost three in a row. However, those defeats came against Liverpool, Leicester and Manchester United.
The Seagulls rank 16th in the standings and are just one point further than Everton in 17th place. With that situation on the table, they are also just three points away from the top ten teams, with four behind Arsenal.
Neal Maupay is expected in the Brighton offense, and Leandro Trossard is also ready enough to play. Aaron Connoly, although in decent form, could be left out.
Probable lineup: Ryan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Propper, Stephens, Alzate; Gross, Maupay, Trossard
Brighton have only managed to hold four games this season without receiving a goal, twice as many as Arsenal have managed. This will not be an easy task for the Gunners.
The Seagulls are struggling with form and this is a match in which Arsenal should not be allowed to drop points. For these reasons, we support Arsenal.
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