Premier League Leaders Arsenal will take on Brighton & Hove Albion as they travel to the Amex Stadium to maintain their lead by grabbing another win. The Gunners come into the match on the back of a 3-1 victory over West Ham United on boxing day, while the Seagulls recorded a similar result as they defeated Southampton with the same scoreline.
Arsenal Vs Brighton: Talking Tactics
Mikel Arteta will probably make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation allowing Eddie Nketiah to continue to lead the charge up top while Bukoya Saka and Gabriel Martinelli provide support from the wide areas. Meanwhile, Olexander Zinchenko could return to the first XI as he replaces Kieran Tierney in the left-back spot.
Roberto De Zerbi should opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation of his own and will be expected to name a strong first XI for this home encounter. Leandro Trossard will continue in the number nine position while Billy Gilmour replaces a suspended Moises Caicedo to feature from the start.
The Gunners will remain without the services of Gabriel Jesus and Reiss Nelson as both of them take the treatment room for the long term. Meanwhile, injury-plagued Takehiro Tomiyasu will fight for contention as he looks to recover from his problems alongside Emile Smith- Rowe who could hopefully make his return next week.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah
Argentina’s World Cup hero Alexis Mac Allister will not be back until the New Year while Adam Webster remains doubtful for selection. However, ex-Arsenal man Danny Welbeck could recover from a muscular issue in time for a Gunners reunion although Jakub Moder remains a long-term absentee.
Brighton Predicted XI
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Gilmour, Gross; March, Lallana, Mitoma; Trossard
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