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Brighton vs Arsenal predictions: Premier League preview & likely line-ups

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Brighton to beat Arsenal 3-1 is 12/1 with Paddy Power.

Under normal circumstances, Arsenal would be favourites for this one, even on the road.

Back-to-back 3-0 defeats against Man City will have left the squad massively deflated and the home side need to capatilise on that.

Brighton vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Brighton offer amazing 3/1 odds to win at home.

Arsenal are 5/6 favourites to win, while the draw is 13/5.

Glenn Murray is 11/2 to score first and 23/10 to score anytime.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is 13/10 to score in 90 minutes for Arsenal.

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Brighton vs Arsenal: Premier League preview

Arsenal travel to the Amex on Sunday to take on Brighton.

It is the home side who head into this one with the better form.

Brighton come into the match on the back of last weekend’s 4-1 win over Swansea. Glenn Murray scored a brace while Anthony Knockaert and record-signing Jurgen Locadia also got on the scoresheet.

The Seagulls have climbed up to 12th in the table and are unbeaten in their last six in all competitions.

For the second time in under a week, Arsenal lost 3-0 at the hands of league-leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal have lost five of their last seven matches and have scored just one in their last three.

On the road, Wenger’s side have one win in seven.

Arsenal have suffered 7 defeats in 2018 alone, more than any other side in the Premier League.

The North Londoners begin the weekend 10 points behind the top 4 and rivals Spurs.

Regardless of the weekend’s events, Arsenal will remain 6th.

Brighton have the ninth best home record this season, while Arsenal have the ninth best away record.

The Gunners won October’s reverse fixture at the Emirates 2-0, with goals from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi.

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Out of touch

Much to the annoyance of the Arsenal fan base, Wenger still managed to find positives from Thursday night’s performance.

“…The game last night [against City] was not all negative,” he told Sky Sports.

“There were a lot of positives in that game. With that size of score, it is always tempting to think it was all rubbish but that was not the case

“The strong points are that we played at a high intensity, we were quite good going forward but we couldn’t take advantage of the chances we created,” the Frenchman added.

Hughton backs Wenger

In his pre-match press conference, Brighton boss Chris Hughton came out in defence of the underfire Arsenal manager and backed him to turn things around.

“He is an outstanding manager – has been and still is,” Hughton told reporters on Friday.

“There is no one with more experience and I have absolute respect for what he has done and the ability he still has.

“You can’t be a manager of that long without having difficult periods. The majority of time he has been there, there have been pluses.”

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Brighton team news vs Arsenal

Jiri Skalak is available after recovering from an ankle injury.

Former Arsenal youth player Steve Sidwell is sidelined with an ankle problem and is Brighton’s only injury absentee.

Arsenal team news vs Brighton

Jack Wilshere has an ankle problem and faces a late fitness test.

Nacho Monreal has been ruled out with a back injury but is hoping to be available for Arsenal’s Europa League clash against AC Milan.

Alexandre Lacazette’s knee injury will keep him sidelined until later this month.

Wenger hinted at the possibility of slight rotation, following their two intense matches against Man City.

Santi Cazorla is a long-term absentee.

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Brighton predicted line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Brighton XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Brighton XI vs Arsenal

Arsenal predicted line-up vs Brighton

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Brighton

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Brighton

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