Brighton Hove Albion have started the season in great fashion, siting 6th with 13 points with just a point separating them from the league leaders, Liverpool FC. They enter this match on the back of a 1-1 draw away to Crystal Palace, preceded by a 2-0 win over Swansea at home in the Carabao Cup and a 2-1 win over Leicester City at King Power Stadium. Their only defeat have come at home against Everton, after three consecutive wins.
For Arsenal, they are still a work in progress and have improved their performance since that November International week. They now sit 6th in the Premier League log with 9 points, above their fierce North London rivals who started the season top of the table after 3 league matches. Arsenal have won three consecutive matches against Norwich City, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur, after losing to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Ahead of the match at exactly 5:30pm, here are the record between these two teams since they first met in an official Competition.
The first match between Brighton Hove Albion and Arsenal was On 12th January 1935 at the American Express Community Stadium, with Arsenal recording a 2-0 victory.
42-years later, Brighton Hove Albion made it to English top flight football and met Arsenal for the first time in the league Division one on 18th August 1979. That match ended in a 0-4 victory for the visitors, Arsenal who had players like of Alan Sunderland, Liam Brady, Pat Rice, Sammy Nelson, Willie young, Pat Jennings among others. The reverse fixture at Highbury saw Arsenal record a 3-0 win.
A month and 2 weeks later, precisely on 30th October 1979, both teams met again in the League cup, - now called EFL Cup or Carabao Cup - with Brighton Hove Albion hosting Arsenal. Despite a largely one sided performance, the match ended in a 0-0 scoreline. Twelve(10) days later, fresh from a league win over the Seagulls, Arsenal defeated them 4-0 at home, to progress to the next round of the League cup competition.
Arsenal and Brighton Hove Albion have met twenty three(23) times, sixteen (16) in the league Division one and premier League, five(5) times in the FA Cup and twice in the League Cup. Brighton Hove Albion have hosted Arsenal thirteen (13) times against Arsenal's ten(10).
Arsenal have tasted defeat to Brighton Hove Albion five(5) times in their history, the last been the 2-1 defeat on January 2020 at Amex Stadium. In summary, the Gunners have won fourteen(14) times and drawn four(4) of their past twenty three (23) matches with the Seagulls.
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