Brighton & Hove Albion will be the latest team stand in the way of Arsenal in their quest to secure European football for next season.
The pair meet on Saturday at the American Express Community Stadium with the Gunners looking to give Brighton a run for their money.
Mikel Arteta hasn’t fared badly at the Emirates Stadium since his appointment in December and will looking to steer the club further up the table, having endured a poor start to the Premier League season.
Brighton are not too safe from relegation and the game against Arsenal is as important as a cup final for the club. They are only two points above relegation as they lie on the 15th position with 29 points after 29 games.
The Seagulls are without a win in 2020, and they will likely play to change such record against Arsenal on Saturday.
In their outstanding game against Manchester City on Wednesday, the Gunners lost by three goals to nil, a result that could do more damage to Arteta’s hope of securing a spot in Europe.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Amex Stadium
Date: Saturday, June 20
Time: 15:00 (GMT)
Brighton – (D-D-D-L-D)
The Seagulls are without a win in their last five games in the Premier League and would need to step up against the Gunners if they are to stay away from the relegation fight.
Arsenal – (D-W-W-W-L)
Arsenal’s three game winning streak prior to the suspension of the league was halted by the defending champions at the Etihad Stadium.
Jose Izquierdo is the only injury concern for Potter ahead of the club with Arteta’s team, with the playing out with a knee injury. Other than that, Brighton have a full squad to choose from.
Pablo Mari and Granit Xhaka were both substituted in the early stages of the game against Pep Guardiola’s side for what could prove to be an ankle injury for the two. They are likely to miss the game against Brighton on Saturday while centre-back David Luiz will serve suspension after he was given a red card for a foul on Riyad Mahrez in midweek.
Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers are also on the treatment table at Arsenal.
Brighton: Ryan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Mooy, Propper, Bissouma; March, Maupay, Trossard
Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Ceballos, Guendouzi; Pepe, Nelson, Martinelli; Aubameyang
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Arsenal