Arsenal vs Brighton Premier League Preview: Form Guide, Head to Head, Team News

Arsenal vs Brighton Premier League Preview: Form Guide, Head to Head, Team News

Joel Reyes
updated at December 15, 2023 at 9:29 AM
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  • Arsenal and Brighton square off in the Premier League this coming Sunday
  • The Gunners dropped to second in the league table after losing to Aston Villa
  • The Seagulls have won their last three encounters at the Emirates Stadium

The stage is set for an all-important clash at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

Arsenal will lock horns with Brighton this coming Sunday in a blockbuster matchup.

Read on as Sports Brief brings you a preview of this Premier League showdown.

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Arsenal's Bukayo Saka battles Brighton's Kaoru Mitoma and Pervis Estupinan for possession. Image: Mike Hewitt.
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Arsenal vs. Brighton Preview

Form Guide

The Gunners had their four-match winning streak in the league snapped by Aston Villa on Matchday 16, losing 1-0 at Villa Park last Saturday.

That result and Liverpool's victory over Crystal Palace saw Arsenal drop to second in the league table.

Brighton have won just twice in their last five league games, recording two draws and one loss during that span.

The Seagulls will head to their showdown with momentum on their side, though, after beating Marseille 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday.

Joao Pedro starred for Brighton in that game, scoring the match-winner in the 88th minute, per the BBC.

They advanced to the round of 16 after topping their group, which also included Ajax and AEK Athens.

Head-to-Head Matchups

Arsenal and Brighton split their two meetings in the league last season.

The Gunners defeated the Seagulls 4-2 at American Express Stadium on December 31, 2022.

Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Eddie Nketiah, and Gabriel Martinelli scored the goals for Arsenal, while Kaoru Mitoma and Evan Ferguson found the back of the net for Brighton.

The Seagulls returned the favour when they visited the Emirates Stadium on May 14, recording a 3-0 win over Arsenal. Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav, and Pervis Estupinan scored the goals for Brighton in the rout.

Brighton have won their last three games at the Emirates Stadium against the Gunners in all competitions, per Talksport.

Team News

Mohamed Elneny finally made his start for Arsenal in their Champions League match against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday.

His first game for the Gunners as a starter this season didn't go according to plan, however, as he suffered a hamstring injury just after the hour mark.

It's still unclear if he will miss the game against Brighton as a result.

Martinelli missed the midweek game against PSV due to illness, but he is expected to be fit in time for the Brighton clash.

Thomas Partey is stepping up his injury recovery, but his return to the lineup is still likely a few weeks away.

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Liverpool vs. Manchester United Preview

Sports Brief recently previewed the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United.

The Reds have yet to lose at home in the league this season, winning all seven of their matches there.

In their last English top flight meeting at Anfield, Liverpool famously crushed United by a massive 7-0.

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