2019-20 Premier League: Week 15 – Arsenal vs Brighton

Arsenal look to end a eight match winless run in all competitions as they take on Brighton at the Emirates Stadium. 

Arsenal could climb to sixth with a win as long as Sheffield United lose to Newcastle.

Brighton meanwhile could move four points clear of the relegation zone if they take a shock victory.  

 

Team news

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Defensive duo, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin could return from respective knee and and hamstring injuries if pass late fitness tests. 

Dani Ceballos is still out with a hamstring injury but could return in time for the festive fixtures. 

Brighton could have Bernardo available after overcoming a knee injury, which had sidelined him in recent weeks. 

Solly March is out with a groin injury but could return on Sunday, whilst Jose Izquierdo (knee) is a long-term absentee. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Arsenal have lost one of their four Premier League games against Brighton (W1, D2, L1). 
  • Brighton came from behind to draw both meetings 1-1 last season, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners ahead on both occasions. 
  • Bernd Leno has made a league-high 59 saves for Arsenal this season coming into this round. 

 

Prediction

With games coming thick and fast under Freddie Ljungberg, Arsenal need to find a win if they’re to halt this awful run and particularly at home. 

Brighton however pose a stern test defensively despite having not won on the road since the opening weekend, although they did run Liverpool close once they found their feet on Saturday. 

I am therefore expecting another tough night for the Gunners but a point should be a decent result. 

Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

Result: Arsenal 1-2 Brighton

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