The Seagulls are looking for the first Premier League win in seven games when they host the Gunners at Amex Stadium on Tuesday. Here is our Brighton vs Arsenal Preview.
Brighton Recent Form & Team News
With a 2-2 draw at West Ham and a late equalizer allowed, Brighton prolonged their winless streak to six games (D4, L2). In case they lost this one to Arsenal, the Seagulls could start the new year in the bottom three. Defeating the Gunners 2-1 in last season’s corresponding fixture proved out to be the birth of Brighton’s curse.
Graham Potter’s side hasn’t won once in 11 Premier League games played at the Amex Stadium since (D5, L6). They allowed an average of 3.17 goals per contest in those losses. Brighton are also yet to net an open-play goal in the first 30 minutes at home in PL this term.
Player to watch: Neal Maupay bagged Brighton’s winner (90+5’) in last season’s H2H at this venue. This season, even 40% of his goals came from the penalty spot.
Graham Potter will be without Florin Andone (knee), Jose Izquierdo (thigh), and Adam Lallana (groin). Tariq Lamptey (thigh) is also out, while Aaron Connolly (groin) is questionable.
Arsenal Recent Form & Team News
After going winless (D2, L5) in seven Premier League matches, Arsenal secured a big 3-1 victory over Chelsea on Boxing Day. However, the fact that the Gunners failed to score from open play in any of their last five PL games on the road (W1, D1, L3) is quite concerning. Additionally, both teams found the back of the net in only two of their seven PL matches on the road thus far.
Even though this campaign has been tough for Arsenal, their PL win rate in the first half of this calendar year (45.45%) is just 4.54% above the second half of 2020 (July-present). Arsenal concluded the last five years with a record of W2, D1, L2, which means this one will be hard to predict.
Player to watch: Arsenal’s previous PL goal on the road came courtesy of a first-half Nicolas Pépé penalty. Four of his five goals this season arrived in the second 45 minutes.
Hot stat: Arsenal drew only one of their last 11 Premier League matches after a win in a London derby (W4, D1, L6). Four of the previous five each provided precisely three total goals (W2, L3).
Mikel Arteta cannot count on Gabriel, Willian, and David Luiz, who are all ill. Mesut Ozil, Sokratis, and Thomas Partey (thigh) are also unavailable.
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