Arsenal look to follow up on their impressive showing in their last outing against Chelsea coming out 3-1 winners travelling to fellow potential relegation candidates Brighton & Hove Albion.
Only one place and four points separate the two sides going into the fixture which gives the two teams that added incentive to what already should be a hotly contested affair given the two sides most recent meetings.
This game draws the curtain on a dismal year for Brighton at the Amex with their only win in the calendar year coming against Tuesday’s opponents Arsenal. Neil Maupay stole the three points in dramatic fashion for the seagulls back in July which led to ill-tempered scenes at the full time whistle which will no doubt be in the back of the minds of the players tomorrow night.
Form between the two sides would make the home team favourites before kick off. Brighton are unbeaten in their last five meetings with the gunners and took all six points off Arsenal last season, winning both games 2-1.
Brighton will be without right back Tariq Lamptey as he continues to struggle with a hamstring issue. Adam Lallana is being assessed with a groin injury sustained in their last match at West Ham alongside Aaron Connolly.
Arsenal will be without center-back Gabriel after testing positive for coronavirus whilst Thomas Partey remains sidelined despite making a return to first team training.
Sub-edited by Callum O’Connell