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Arsenal's title hopes could receive a boost or a befitting burial at the Emirates against Brighton, how will this play out? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Arsenal vs. BrightonEmirates Stadium16:30hrs
|Arsenal's title hopes could receive a boost or a befitting burial at the Emirates against Brighton, how will this play out? (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Arsenal beat Newcastle last weekend, and it was a shocking result in certain regards.
Arsenal is an elite side, and they’re where they deserve to be, but beating Newcastle away from home shows how far they have come from last season.
The Gunners still nurse a slight hope of a title celebration, but they have to win all their remaining games and then hope City drops four points from their remaining four games.
The run of four games without a win badly ruined Arsenal’s hopes, but they won’t throw the towel in the ring yet.
Brighton collapsed in epic fashion at home to Everton, and that may have ended their top-four hopes, but they want to play in Europe, and it’s still very much in their hands.
How can they bounce back from the home loss to trouble Arsenal at the Emirates?
Brighton has the ability to beat Arsenal.
They have done it in the League Cup this season, and they can do it again.
Arsenal has something going for them at home, and the win against the Geordies could help their momentum, but the Seagulls can hurt them.
Solly March is injured, but Roberto Di Zerbi doesn’t think it is the end of the season for him; Joel Veltman is struggling, and Adam Webster could miss the game as well.
On the other side, Arsenal will be without Alex Zinchenko and long-term absentee William Saliba.
The Gunners could start Leandro Trossard against his old club, but that could mean Gabriel Martinelli is dropped.
Bukayo Saka hasn’t been in his element of late, but you can’t write him off.
The introduction of Jacob Kiwior and Jorginho has rejuvenated the team, but is Thomas Partey coming back?
Brighton lost the reverse fixture at the Amex 4-2, and I wouldn’t want Arsenal to do a double over them.
Di Zerbi also warned Arsenal ahead of the fixture after his side was battered at home against Everton, which could make this game a great watch.
Arsenal knows that there’s no margin for error; if the Gunners drop points here, that’s the end of their title dreams.
Brighton also wants to go to Europa if the top four is out of reach; they need a result here to keep up the pressure.