Brighton & Hove Albion hosts Arsenal
Brighton & Hove Albion hosts Arsenal at the American Express in a fixture from the 30th round of the Premier League. For the hosts this is a first match since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic break, while for the Gunners it’s a second one.
On Wednesday Arsenal restarted their season with a visit to the champion Manchester City at the Etihad. It didn’t end too well for them, though. The Cityzens dominated the game and easily won with 3-0. Of course, we can say that the biggest reason for this was David Luiz. The Brazilian international entered the pitch as a substitute for the Gunners, but soon after this he was sent off.
Arsenal’s manager Mikel Arteta could be making some changes for his team’s next game. Against Man City he left Dani Ceballos, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Martinelli on the bench, but some of them could be starting on Saturday. We shall wait and see what Arteta is going to decide.
With this defeat Arsenal remains 9th in the league with 40 points – just one point behind the 9th Tottenham Hotspur.
Brighton & Hove Albion are going to restart their season from15th place in the standings. The Seagulls still have a job to do in order to survive as their distance ahead of the 18th Bournemouth is just two points. On theory they could find themselves in the relegation zone this week.
The Colombian forward Jose Heriberto Izquierdo can’t be used by Brighton & Hove against Arsenal. The 27-years old haven’t played a single minute for the club this season because of an injury.
We believe that Arsenal will try to show a different face against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday. David Luiz’ red card hurt them against Man City, but now they have a chance to do better and impress their fans again.