Brighton journey to the Emirates on Sunday to face Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, because the Gunners look to do the league double over the Seagulls for the primary time for the reason that 1980-81 season.
Graham Potter’s aspect are on the again of a 3-2 win in opposition to champions Manchester City and are trying to construct on this in Sunday’s match in opposition to the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Arsenal sit in ninth and are counting on fixtures going their method in the event that they are to complete in seventh to qualify for the European Conference League.
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In an general disappointing marketing campaign for Arsenal, there have been some shiny sparks as Emile Smith Rowe, 20, and Bukayo Saka, 19, have excelled to hold the workforce on their again at occasions.
Despite the north London membership’s dismal season, Brighton boss Potter has praised Arteta for the job he’s doing: “You might see that they’re upset as a result of a membership of that measurement is at all times competing within the prime competitions, however typically in soccer that occurs, however they’ve carried out rather well in video games and ought to have received and scored extra.
“They have missed some alternatives. They can nonetheless assault you from any space on the pitch, they’re making progress as a workforce, Mikel is making progress there.
“They’re going to be sturdy, combating for the factors to get into Europe. From being written off a couple of months in the past, they’re nonetheless within the struggle and that’s a credit score to them. They’re going to be a troublesome workforce.”
Arsenal defeated Brighton 1-0 earlier this season after Alexandre Lacazette’s aim, however they don’t have one of the best report in opposition to the Seagulls since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017.
In their seven conferences since, the Gunners have received two, drawn two and misplaced three.
Some extent can be sufficient for Brighton to beat their PL report factors whole of 41, which was set final yr in Potter’s first season in cost.
Arsenal have received 4 league matches in a row, together with a 1-0 win away to Chelsea, so they are going to be filled with confidence and momentum going into Sunday’s match, one thing that has been a rarity for the Gunners this season.