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Arsenal v Brighton Premier League Preview

Posted on September 30, 2017 by David Nugent

Arsenal will be looking to continue their recent good form when they host Brighton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners have hit form of late after an unconvincing start to the season. Arsene Wenger’s team have now recorded five wins and a draw in all competitions. Last time out the team from north London defeated Belarusian side BATE Borisov 4-2 in the Europa League.

The home side are now three games unbeaten in the top-flight, having recorded two wins and a draw, keeping clean sheets in all three games.

Arsenal’s home form in the Premier League is formidable, as they are now unbeaten in ten games after recording nine wins. The Gunners have also been prolific on home soil in the Premier League of late, scoring two or more goals in nine of their last ten games.

At the other end of the field, the Gunners have kept clean sheets in six of their last eight home games in the top-flight.

Brighton have enjoyed mixed fortunes in their debut season in the Premier League. The Seagulls currently sit 13th in the table.

Chris Hughton’s side have won two of their last three games in the English top-flight, though, including last time out when the visitors defeated fellow new boys Newcastle United 1-0 at the AMEX Stadium.

The visitor’s away form has not been great so far in the top-flight, as the Seagulls are yet to win on their travels in the Premier League, suffering two defeats and picking up just one draw so far this season.

Hughton’s side have also failed to score in two of their three away games in the Premier League while scoring just once in their other away game. It seems unlikely that the Seagulls away record or scoring tally will improve much on their trip to the north London.

Team News

Arsenal’s injury list has grown slightly in recent weeks. Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi and Calum Chambers are all sidelined through injury. Mesut Ozil could return to the starting line-up, while Jack Wilshere will also be hoping for a start in midfield.

The visitors have some injury problems of their own. Beram Kayal, Sam Baldock and Steve Sidwell are unavailable through injury, while striker Tomer Hemed will serve the first game of a suspension.

Betting News

Arsenal are the favourites to win this game at 1/ 4, the draw is 11/2 and the away side are 13/1 to record an unlikely win.

Arsenal will head into this clash in confident mood and should record another victory to keep moving up the Premier League table.

Will Arsenal beat Brighton on Sunday?

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