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[Image] Predicted 4-4-2 Brighton XI to face Arsenal – Can the Seagulls spring a surprise?

Visitors Brighton and Hove Albion take a trip to the Emirates as they face a struggling Arsenal on Thursday.

Graham Potter’s Seagulls have lost their last three league matches and would be keen to end their poor run of form when they meet the Gunners.

Brighton coach Graham Potter.
Brighton coach Graham Potter. (Getty Images)

It would also mark Freddie Ljungberg’s first game at home as Arsenal’s interim coach after Unai Emery’s sacking.

Brighton, meanwhile, is not in the best of spots, as they languish at 16th place in the table – 3 points adrift of the relegation zone. Arsenal, on the other hand, are ninth – one point behind sixth-placed Tottenham (at the time of writing).

Both sides have not had the best of seasons so far, however, the North London side has lost just 3 games compared to their visitors, who have already lost 7 this season.

Brighton are all set to take on Arsenal next (Getty Images)

Team news

Bernardo, Solomon March and Jose Izquierdo are all currently out due to injuries and are set to miss the trip to the Emirates Stadium.

Predicted Brighton line-up

Formation: 4-4-2

Matthew Ryan (GK)

The Australian has started all the league games this season and has been impressive between the sticks. He has kept 4 clean sheets so far.

Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.
Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. (Getty Images)

Montoya (RB)

Had a pretty decent game against the Reds last weekend and is sure to start. The former Barcelona man has featured in 13 games until now.

Adam Webster (CB)

Brighton’s summer signing has grown up in stature and has gradually cemented his spot at the heart of Brighton’s defence.

Dunk (CB)

The skipper has always led by example. He was on target against Liverpool in their last match. Has 2 goals and as many assists to his name.

Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has been fantastic in the Premier League. (Getty Images)
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has been fantastic in the Premier League. (Getty Images)

Dan Burn

A solid customer
at the back, the Englishman likes to play out from the defence and has been a
regular under Potter this season.

Pascal Groß

One of the most creative players in Potter’s defensive-looking Brighton side. His attacking abilities make him a player to watch out in the final third.

Dale Stephens

An experienced campaigner, Stephens operates from the middle and mostly acts as a shield for the back-four.

Davy Propper

An inevitable presence in the Seagulls’ midfield, Potter would be foolish to leave out the Holland man. Likes to dribble and is more direct with his play.

Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens.
Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens. (Getty Images)

Steven Alzate

The youngster’s game has improved a lot this season. The Colombian possesses good skills, which have often troubled the opposition.

Maupay (ST)

Maupay is currently Brighton’s top-scorer with 4 goals to his credit. He is also their most potent threat in front of goal.

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Connolly (ST)

The teenager can cause problems for the opposition by closing them down with his quick marking. A willing runner.


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