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Brighton team news and predicted XI vs Arsenal

Brighton Team News

  • Out: Joël Veltman, Adam Lallana, Jeremy Sarmiento, Tariq Lamptey, Jakub Moder
  • Doubt: Solly March

Brighton’s push toward European football for the first time in their history was hit with a moment of pause last time out on Monday night when Roberto De Zerbi’s high-flying Seagulls were grounded by a rampaging Everton outfit at the AMEX, with Sean Dyche’s Toffees coming away with a 5-1 win.

Despite having two matches in hand on Liverpool and Tottenham ahead of them, as well as Aston Villa who are just in their rearview, the outside chance that Brighton had at shockingly securing Champions League football is all but lost. There is still plenty to play for, and with recent injury news that has hit the Arsenal camp, De Zerbi will look to bounce back against a Gunners outfit that could be there for the taking as they are on the hunt for their own late push to achieve the highest placement mathematically possible.

The return to full fitness of young Irish striker Evan Ferguson is a huge boost for the Seagulls, especially given the potential absence of Solly March, who comes into the weekend a major doubt. Joël Veltman, Adam Lallana, Jeremy Sarmiento, Tariq Lamptey, and Jakub Moder all remain out and unavailable due to injury, with De Zerbi potentially looking to make one or two changes in the wake of their heavy defeat. Still, the bulk of the preferred XI is still expected to feature, including bright young attacking talents Julio Enciso and Facundo Buonanotte.

Predicted Brighton XI

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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