As premier League football returns after the midweek European conquest, a rejuvenated Arsenal without European Football for the first time in over two decades, will be keen to continue their stack to improve their standing in this season's Premier League, starting with a trip away to Brighton Hove Albion on Saturday.
Ahead of the match at American Express Community, Brighton, 5:30pm (GMT +1), Let's look at Arsenal Teams updates, their previous meeting with Brighton Hove Albion, both Teams recent forms and likely formations to be deployed by Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal Team Updates
Back from his three domestic match suspension, Grant Xhaka played for 82-minutes in the North London derby and impressed, but was unfortunate to be at the receiving end of a collision with Lucas Moura. As confirmed by Arsenal, the Swiss international will be out for at least three months but will require no surgery. All the first team Players are all fit including Mohammed Elney who was out due to hamstring injury.
For Benjamin White, this will be his first match against his former employers, since his £50m transfer to Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo.
Defenders: Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, Cedric, Calum Chambers, Sead Kolasinic, Nuno Tavares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney.
Midfielders: Mohamed Elney, Emile Smith Rowe, Maitland Niles, Thomas Partey, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Bukoya Saka.
Forwards: Nicolas Pepe, Lacazette, Gabriel Martinelli, Aubemyang, Falorin Balogun, Eddie Nketiah.
Recent Meetings Between Brighton Hove Albion And Arsenal, And Their Recent Forms.
Arsenal's last four(4) visit to the American Express Community in the premier League ended in two(2) defeats, one draw and one win for the gunners. The Seagulls have recorded five(5) wins, drawn four(4) and lost fourteen(14) in all competitions against the Gunners, something they will be keen to improve on Saturday, considering their early season form.
The Seagulls have lost just once in the premier League and in all competitions this season. Their defeat came at home against Everton, while they drawn their last premier League game against Crystal Palace.
Source: Sports mole
For Arsenal, after a shaky start to the new premier League season, they have recorded three consecutive league victories, including the North London derby last weekend against Tottenham Hotspur. They are in-form at the moment and will test Brighton's credentials to maintain a their current standing in the Premier League.
Likely Formations To Be Deployed By Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta opted for a 4-1-4-1 formation against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with Thomas Partey as the lone anchor man In the deep Midfield. Against Brighton Hove Albion on Saturday, he should opt for a more flexible 4-1-2-1-2 formation.
Son's goal at the Emirates Stadium last weekend denied Aaron Ramsdale the chance to keep three consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League, and he is likely to continue between the sticks ahead of Bernd Leno. At the back four, the central defence partnership of Benjamin White and Gabriel Magalhaes should continue, with Kieran Tierney starting from the left side defence while TakehiroTomiyasu in the right side. Thomas Partey in the holding midfield role alongside Lokonga and Martin Odegaard in the central Midfield areas, while Emile Smith Rowe should start in the No.10 role. In a two man forward line, Bukayo Saka should operate from the right side forward while Aubemeyang, who has five goals in his last five matches in all competitions, should start from the left side forward.
Arsenal 4-1-2-1-2 formation
Predicted Match Result
The Seagulls may have started the season well but against an in-form Arsenal, they will be rearing to show their mental credentials to pit their wits against the big boys in the Premier League. However, it is Arsenal are more likely to triumph on Saturday Evening, with Aubemeyang, Saka and Lacazette all likely to get on the score sheet.
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