Arsenal v Brighton: match preview

Brighton have taken four points from their last two visits to the Emirates so, given they are also buzzing from their comeback win over Manchester City, may not be ideal opponents for Arsenal’s bid to secure Europa Conference League football. Time will tell whether that is any kind of prize to cherish: for now Mikel Arteta must do without Hector Bellerín, who may have played his last game for the club, and waits on the definitely-departing David Luiz. The in-form Nicolas Pépé, with six goals in his past 10 matches, will hope to inflict further damage. Nick Ames

Sunday 4pm Sky Sports Arena

Venue Emirates Stadium

Last season Arsenal 1 Brighton 2

Referee Jon Moss

This season G24 Y65 R3 2.83 cards/game

Odds H 3-5 A 4-1 D 3-1

Subs from Rúnarsson, Okonkwo, Soares, Marí, David Luiz, Elneny, Ceballos, Nelson, Willian, Ødegaard, Lacazette, Balogun, Martinelli, Nketiah

Doubtful David Luiz (hamstring)

Injured Bellerín (leg, Jun)

Suspended None

Unavailable Ryan (loan terms)

Discipline Y48 R5


Leading scorer Lacazette 13

Subs from Steele, Walton, Sanders, Ferguson, Connolly, Karbownik, Pröpper, Izquierdo, Andone, Lallana, Tau, Zeqiri, Dunk

Doubtful Pröpper (ankle)

Injured March (knee, next season), Lamptey (hamstring, next season), Veltman (calf, unknown), Welbeck (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended Maupay (last of three)

Discipline Y45 R6


Leading scorer Maupay 8