On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal makes the trip to the south coast to face Brighton at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League.
Brighton are currently in decent form, on an unbeaten run of four games in the Premier League, having recorded two wins and two draws. Last time out the Seagulls recorded a potentially vital 4-1 home victory over Swansea City.
The win means that Chris Hughton’s side are currently four points clear of the relegation zone. A win in this game would give the Seagulls hopes of survival a massive boost.
The Seagulls have won just three of their last 11 home games in the Premier League. However, three of those victories have been in their last five league games at the Amex. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Brighton’s last four home games in the league. They will certainly head into this game in high spirits.
Arsenal have now lost four of their lost five competitive games, including suffering back-to-back 3-0 defeats against Manchester City in the League Cup and Premier League respectively. The defeat in the league against City leaves Arsenal ten points behind fourth-place Tottenham.
The Gunners have won just once on their last seven outings in the league while losing three of their last four games in the top-flight. The north London sides recent games have at least been entertaining, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last seven outings in the Premier League.
The visitors away record in the Premier League is a major concern, as they have recorded just one win in their last seven games on their travels in the league. The Gunners have now lost their last three games on their travels in the top-flight.
The recent history of this fixture is Arsenal’s favour, as the Gunners have won the last three competitive games against the Seagulls.
Brighton look set to be without midfielders Steve Sidwell and Jiri Skalak due to injuries. Record-signing Jurgen Locadia will be hoping to make his full Premier League debut.
Arsenal are without Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, striker Alexandre Lacazette and defender Nacho Monreal are all ruled out due to injury. England international midfielder Jack Wilshere is also a doubt for the clash.
Arsenal are the favourites to record a win in this clash at odds of 19/20, while the draw is 11/4 and the home side are 3/1 to record a victory.
The Gunners will head to the south coast with confidence low. Hopefully, Arsene Wenger’s team will hope to dig deep and gain a vital victory.
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