Arsenal will hope to make it consecutive Premier League wins when they visit Brighton on Tuesday evening and full commentary is exclusively LIVE on talkSPORT.

The Gunners ended a run of seven games without a win on Boxing Day when they stunned London rivals Chelsea to claim a 3-1 victory, courtesy of goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka.

Arsenal’s win against Chelsea was their first since November

Getty Images – Getty

Arsenal’s win against Chelsea was their first since November

They remain only six points clear of the relegation zone, however, and a poor result in Brighton this evening would drop them back in the mix at the wrong end of the table.

The Seagulls will move to within one point of Arsenal if they win at the Amex, but things are not going too well for Graham Potter right now either.

Brighton are without a league win since they beat Aston Villa on November 21, with six games since then returning four draws and two defeats.

But who will come out on top when the two teams meet on Tuesday? Tune into talkSPORT to follow all the action exclusively live…

The Amex hosts Brighton v Arsenal on Tuesday evening

Getty Images – Getty

The Amex hosts Brighton v Arsenal on Tuesday evening

Brighton v Arsenal: How to listen

This match will get under way at 6pm on Tuesday, December 29.

Full coverage from the Amex will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5:30pm.

Adrian Durham will be your host and commentary will be from Nigel Adderley and Tony Cascarino.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

App iPhone – Download from the Apple store

Android – Download from Google Play

Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Brighton v Arsenal: Confirmed line-ups

Brighton XI

Arsenal XI

Brighton v Arsenal: What has been said?

After beating Chelsea on Boxing Day, Mikel Arteta admitted he hoped the win would kickstart Arsenal’s season.

The Gunners boss wants the London derby victory to build ‘confidence and belief’ to fire his side up the table in the New Year.

“It’s really big for everybody,” Arteta told talkSPORT. “The most important for me is for the team, because a team that is doing a lot of things right but is not winning football matches means you cannot build any belief or consistency because you need the points at the end of the day.

“In the Premier League over the last few weeks a lot of things have happened which means we haven’t picked up enough points.

“This is what we needed. Hopefully this will give us more confidence so we can pick up results and grind wins.”

Graham Potter’s side have been the Premier League’s draw specialists this season

Getty Images

Graham Potter’s side have been the Premier League’s draw specialists this season

Brighton v Arsenal: Match stats and facts

  • Brighton won home and away league games against Arsenal last season – they’ve never won three in a row against the Gunners in league competition before.
  • After winning their first two top-flight away games against Brighton (4-0 in 1979, 1-0 in 1981), the Gunners are winless in their last five league visits to face the Seagulls (D1 L4).
  • Brighton have lost their final league game in just one of the last seven calendar years (W5 D1), doing so against Ipswich in the Championship in 2015.
  • Arsenal lost their final league game in both 2018 (1-5 vs Liverpool) and 2019 (1-2 vs Chelsea) – they’ve not lost their final league game in three consecutive calendar years since doing so between 1947 and 1949.
  • Brighton have won just one of their 16 home Premier League games in 2020, though that victory did come against Arsenal back in June. No team in Premier League history has won as few as one home game across an entire calendar year (excluding teams that were promoted/relegated).
  • Since beating Fulham 3-0 away on the opening day this season, Arsenal have netted just three goals across their last six league games on the road. The Gunners have failed to score from open play in their last five away league games, with their two goals in this run both coming from the penalty spot (vs Man Utd and Everton).
  • Arsenal have kept six clean sheets in their 17 Premier League away games under Mikel Arteta – their previous six away shutouts came across a run of 44 games. However, the Gunners haven’t won any of their 11 away league games under Arteta in which they’ve conceded (D3 L8).
  • Arsenal are looking to win back-to-back league games this season for the first time since their opening two games back in September. The Gunners scored as many goals in their 3-1 win against Chelsea last time out as they had in their previous seven league games combined.
  • Brighton’s Neal Maupay made his 50th Premier League appearance against West Ham, scoring his 15th goal in that game. Only five French players have scored more in their first 50 appearances in the competition, while it was the most since Alexandre Lacazette scored 20 for Arsenal in his first 50 between August 2017 and December 2018.
  • Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions this season, with six goals. All four of his goals in the Premier League this season have been the opening goal of the game, accounting for 67% of the times the Gunners have scored first in the competition this term.


Source link

Comments are closed.