Brighton also won 2-1 at Arsenal earlier this season, but they have not won a game in 2020 in any competition. Graham Potter’s side drew six and lost three of their previous nine.
BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS
Team to play Arsenal: Ryan, Schelotto, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Bissouma, Propper, Mooy, Gross, Maupay, Trossard.
Subs: Button, Montoya, Lamptey, Duffy, Stephens, Mac Allister, March, Murray, Connolly.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Brighton: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac, Pepe, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Saka, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Subs: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Medley, Tierney, Willock, Nelson, Ozil, Nketiah, Martinelli.
We’re starting with a minute’s silence to remember those affected by the horrible affects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lacazette gets the game started.
Aubameyang goes for an acrobatic effort which is blocked at close-range.
Brighton look to make their own early impact and win the first corner of the game.
Aubameyang has space to shoot from 25 yards but fires a couple of yards wide of the left post.
Lacazette shoots from a closing angle and Dunk’s flying form saves Ryan’s goal.
Ceballos’ delivery is into a decent area but well cleared by Burn, who nods away to safety.
Saka has the ball on the left corner of the box but Webster sends him crashing down inside the area with a great sliding challenge.
Mooy wins another corner for the hosts – their fourth of the afternoon.
Alexandre Lacazette’s header was the first shot on target of the match by either side.
Leno is down on the edge of his box after appearing to be fouled by Mooy as he grabbed the ball ahead of him.
Martinez comes on for a first Premier League appearance since April 2017.
5 minutes added on..
HT: BRIGHTON 0-0 ARSENAL
The yellow-carded Mooy is off, and March replaces him.
Saka thinks he wins a corner off Ryan before the flag goes up for a marginal offside.
Aubameyang’s quick feet leave Bissouma in a twist and he brings down the Arsenal forward 25 yards out, left of centre. He’s back up to take the free-kick..
Bissouma brings the ball forward and feeds Maupay turns inside and out before Mustafi’s deflection takes the ball behind.
GOAL! BRIGHTON 0-1 ARSENAL (Pepe 68)
Schelotto and Gross make way for Aaron Connolly and Marvin Montoya.
GOAL! BRIGHTON 1-1 ARSENAL (Dunk 75)
Nelson, Willock and Tierney for Pepe, Ceballos and Saka. For Brighton, Stephens replaces Trossard as Graham Potter looks to see out the result.
Three minutes added on.
90 + 2 min
Mac Allister will get a couple of seconds to run around, with Bissouma heading to the bench.
90 + 5min
GOAL! BRIGHTON 2-1 ARSENAL (Maupay 90+5)
FT: BRIGHTON 2-1 ARSENAL