With the battle for Europa or Champions League becoming a worrying trend for Arsenal, they will be looking for redemption at the American Express Community Stadium. The side will play visitors to Brighton with the match scheduling for 14th March with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.
The Gunner’s midweek fixture against side Manchester City started with a postponing over fears of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Gunners have one game in hand and are currently 9th on the table with 40 points.
Despite the unharmonious exit from the Europa at the hands of Olympiakos, Coach Arteta attempts to salvage the situation with a focus on the Premier League. The side also made an advancement in the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win over Portsmouth. However, the hopes of a top-four remain the last hurdle for Arteta to solidify his role as manager.
Coach Graham Potter is coming off a series of unconvincing performances for the side. The side fails to register a win in their past matches in the league. The side is near the relegation zone with 29 points. A loss to the Gunners will compromise Potter’s hope of a stay at the Premier League.
Brighton vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have met seven times in league with the Gunners taking home three wins while Brighton contends with two wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Arsenal 1-2 Brighton
Arsenal 1-1 Brighton
Brighton 1-1 Arsenal
Brighton 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-0 Brighton
Brighton 2-3 Arsenal
Brighton 2-3 Arsenal
Brighton Team News
Debutant Mac Allister is currently enjoying his stay at the Premier League after a debut against Wolves during the weekend. The Argentinian made his first-team call-up for the Argentinian squad. In contention for the game is veteran forward Murray, who has a one-year contract extension for the side.
Arsenal Team News
After picking up a severe ankle injury during their FA clash with Portsmouth, Argentinian midfielder Torreria remains ruled out of the entire season. However, Arteta will receive a massive injury boost with the arrival of Cedric Soares and Mustafi in contention for selection. It would be the first debut for Soares joining on loan from side Southampton.
There is a cloud of doubt whether right-back Maitland-Niles will feature on the bench after a reported falling out with Coach Arteta. Right-back Bellerin will also be out for a while after playing with a groin injury.
Prediction and Odds
The past encounters from both sides have shown a low scoring and tight encounter game. We expect the same low-key and intense meeting.
Goals Under 2.5
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