Arsenal FC’s thin hopes of qualifying for the next season’s Champions League were dealt the deadly blow after they were hammered 0-3 by league leaders Manchester City on Thursday night.
Their only realistic chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League remain with winning the UEFA Europa League. Currently, at 6th place, Arsenal are 8 points away from each of 5th placed Chelsea FC and 7th placed Burnley FC. Thus, their Sunday’s trip to the Falmer Stadium will be all about gaining some momentum ahead of their crucial Europa League clash against Italian giants AC Milan. For Brighton, the match will have a lot of significance. Currently at 12th position after thrashing Swansea 4-1 last week, the team from East Sussex are 6 points off 7th place, while 4 points ahead of the drop zone. A loss on Sunday can draw them closer to the drop zone with 9 games to play.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Injuries And Suspensions:
Both the teams will have a handful of names in the missing list for Sunday’s clash.
The hosts will be without the service of Czech midfielder Jiri Skalak due to an ankle injury. They will continue to miss English midfielder Steve Sidwell due to a broken ankle.
Arsenal will miss French forward Alexandre Lacazette with a knee injury alongside midfielder Jack Wilshere with an ankle problem and defender Nacho Monreal with a troubled back. Star midfielder Santiago Cazorla will continue to be sidelined with an Achilles Tendon injury.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Probable Lineups:
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Last Meeting:
In early October The Gunners got the better of The Seagulls 2-0 after goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi gave them the all-important 3 points at the Emirates.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Key Players:
For the hosts, Forwards Glenn Murray and Pascal Gross alongside the likes Jose Izquierdo, Davy Propper, Anthony Knockaert and Shane Duffy will be the men to look out for.
Mesut Özil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny will be the key figures for Arsene Wenger’s men.
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC head to head status:
|Brighton & Hove Albion won:||3|
|Arsenal FC won:||12|
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Current Form (In All Competitions):
Brighton & Hove Albion: W-W-D-W-D
Arsenal FC: L-L-L-W-L
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Brighton win: 11/4
Arsenal win: 19/20
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Arsenal FC Live Streaming:
The game is scheduled on Sunday from 7:00 p.m. IST and will be telecasted on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select HD1 for the Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links, send us a message to our Official Facebook page.