Brighton and Hove Albion headed out to a high-flying West Ham United side planning to end a five-game winless altercation in the EPL, with the Seagulls’ position getting more unsafe continuously.
Graham Potter’s men couldn’t guarantee a truly necessary triumph as they played out a 2-2 draw with the Hammers on Sunday, with Neal Maupay and Lewis Dunk seeing goals counteracted by Ben Johnson and Tomas Soucek separately.
That point in the capital implies that Brighton are as yet drifting simply over the dabbed line, yet the Seagulls figured out how to move above Burnley into sixteenth after Sean Dyche’s men missed the mark at Leeds United.
Nonetheless, Burnley do have a game close by over their kindred strugglers, with Brighton presently playing out three continuous draws following impasses with assignment up-and-comers Fulham and Sheffield United.
Brighton’s disappointing outcomes this season have not been a genuine impression of their exhibitions, however subsequent to being fixed back twice against West Ham at the end of the week, Potter’s men can’t bear to feel frustrated about themselves prior to inviting Arsenal toward the South Coast.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal had not won in seven Premier League matches prior to inviting Chelsea to the Emirates on Boxing Day, and most fans anticipated that it should get eight against a title-pursuing Blues side.
Nonetheless, Arsenal delivered apparently their best execution of the period to run out 3-1 victors in that London derby, with Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka all finding the rear of the net while Tammy Abraham pulled one back for Chelsea.
The Blues were not even close to their best, however Arsenal’s young harvest played Frank Lampard’s men off the recreation center in North London and guaranteed a fundamental three points to separate themselves from the relegation zone, with the Gunners now six away from the last three as they mean to mount a charge for the top half.
Having at last figured out how to turn their fortunes around at home, the Gunners will presently be expecting to win their first away match in the Premier League since a 1-0 win over Manchester United on November 1, with Arteta’s side losing their last two top flight fixtures making a course for Tottenham Hotspur and Everton separately.
Nonetheless, Arsenal are yet to win a Premier League game at the Amex Stadium and endured consecutive 2-1 defeats to Brighton last season, with Maupay set to restore threats with the Gunners after his very late champ and fracas with Arteta’s crew in June.
Brighton have become to some degree an intruder group for Arsenal since the Seagulls acquired advancement to easy street, however the Gunners should be brimming with certainty after a prevailing win over Chelsea. Interestingly, Brighton would have been disappointed to just take one point home from their confrontation with West Ham, and with Arsenal having had an additional three day weekend to recuperate, we can see Arteta’s men finishing their Amex hoodoo with a tight win. Hence, we predict a win for Arsenal in this match.