Premier League 2022 : Arsenal vs Brighton Match Preview and Lineups

Arsenal vs Brighton
SCHEDULE TIME
GAME Arsenal vs Brighton
DATE 31/12/2022
TIME 11:00 PM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Falmer Stadium
LEAGUE FIFA World Cup 2022
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Match Preview of Arsenal vs Brighton

Premier League leaders Arsenal will endeavour to end 2022 on a high note when they travel to the Amex to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening.

The Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham United 3-1 on Boxing Day, while the Seagulls got the better of Southampton by the same scoreline on the South Coast.

A short trip along the South Coast to his former home was a worthwhile journey for ex-Southampton man Adam Lallana, who still kept his celebrations to a minimum when scoring the opening goal at St Mary's - potentially out of sympathy for Gavin Bazunu as much as anything else.

Lallana's header seeped through Bazunu's grasp before Romain Perraud turned into his own net before the break, and Solly March then let fly with a wonderful strike into the top corner before James Ward-Prowse grabbed a late consolation for the Saints.

Roberto De Zerbi had warned Brighton's latest foes to be wary of an "angry" Seagulls XI following their EFL Cup exit at the hands of League One side Charlton Athletic, but by reverting to type in the Premier League, this weekend's hosts remain in European contention in seventh place in the table.

Depending on how Liverpool fare against Leicester City on Friday, Brighton could find themselves entering 2023 in the top six after a memorable calendar year under Graham Potter and De Zerbi, although the latter has already lost two of his four home Premier League games in charge of the Seagulls.

Our Predicted Lineups

Arsenal possible starting lineup:Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah

Brighton possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Gilmour, Gross; March, Lallana, Mitoma; Trossard

Who will win the match?

We say: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Arsenal. Midfield absentees should hit Brighton hard here, with Caicedo and Mac Allister both capable of game-changing moments for the hosts, and the reintroduction of Zinchenko would nullify the Seagulls' engine room qualities even further. De Zerbi's side are still no pushovers on their own turf and can feel confident of troubling the Arsenal backline, but Arteta's ruthless side ought to expose a weaked Brighton base to record a 14th win of the Premier League season.

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