Our live stream ahead of Tuesdays Premier League match, Brighton and Hove Albion vs Arsenal is now up, kicking off at 18.00 GMT
You can keep an eye on the commentary as it happens below, but first, we take a preview into the fixture, lineups, predictions and much more…
Brighton come into the game off the back of a 2-2 draw away at West Ham on Sunday. Having taken the lead twice they were unable to finish off an in-form West Ham side.
The Seagulls travelled to the high-flying Hammers side hoping to end a five-game winless run in the top flight, with the Seagulls’ position becoming more precarious by the week.
That point in London means that Brighton are still hovering just above the relegation zone, but the Seagulls did manage to climb above Burnley into 16th after Sean Dyche’s men fell short at Leeds United.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal had not won in seven Premier League matches before welcoming Chelsea to the Emirates on Boxing Day, with most fans expecting that to become eight against a title-chasing Blues side.
Instead, Arsenal produced one of their best displays of the season, running out 3-1 winners in the London derby.
Arsenal’s young crop played Frank Lampard’s men off the park in North London and claimed a vital three points to distance themselves from the danger zone, with the Gunners now six clear of the bottom three as they aim to mount a charge for the top half.
Brighton and Arsenal last met in June with the Seagulls coming back from 1-0 down to win 2-1, scoring with the last kick of the game…
On beating Arsenal last season…
“It’s up to us to play well and win the game, that’s what we’re focusing on,”
“I don’t want to worry too much about what others are doing; Arsenal had a good result against Chelsea, so they will be in a good moment and will have a good feeling.”
“We want to turn around our home form, we want to finish the year strongly. We will be trying to recover as best as we can from the West Ham match and get ready for the game.”
“Those games don’t count for anything now, to be honest. I would say the last game against Arsenal was a big game and result for us, probably the same for them as they made some changes and went on to do really well at the back end of last season.
“They’re a team with lots of talent and have a coach that I really like. They’re going through a tough period, but the result in the last game [a 3-1 win against Chelsea] will mean they will come to the Amex looking to secure back-to-back wins.”
On Tariq Lamptey fitness…
“He won’t be available for Arsenal, he’s going to be few days, maybe a week, or weeks.
“We’re learning and he’s learning about himself, about the demands of the Premier League and the demands of his position. That’s something we have to keep working on and help to improve.”
On big performance needed at Brighton…
“We mentioned earlier in the week that it was a big week for us: we’ve started in a really positive way, now let’s carry on,”
“But we know how tough the Premier League is and to win matches is complicated and it doesn’t matter where they are at the moment. It will be a fight and we have to be ready for that.”
“I saw a lot of things that I really liked from the start [against Chelsea]. One of them is the courage that we have to play and the energy that we showed and how aggressive we were with the ball and the energy that the team was transmitting in a football match.”
“We were very direct, we were playing forward and we were really attacking. There was a lot of movement, the spaces were always occupied and we were a threat in behind.”
“There were a lot of things. But it depends on the players, it depends on the opponents but on Saturday it was close to a lot of things that we want, for sure.”
Brighton & Hove Albion Premier League form: DLLDDD
Arsenal Premier League form: LLLDLW
Arsenal form (all competitions): WLDLLW
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Veltman, Bissouma, Propper, March; Maupay, Trossard; Welbeck
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Xhaka, Ceballos; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette
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