Brighton vs Arsenal Premier League Round 18, Team News, Expected Lineup

Brighton host Premier League leaders Arsenal withinside the nighttime kick-off on the Amex Stadium.

Brighton vs Arsenal EPL Week 18

The Seagulls are in first-class shape after a massive win at Southampton, whilst Mikel Arteta`s facet picked up in which they left off earlier than the World Cup, generating an extraordinary win over West Ham to hold their lead on the pinnacle of the table.

Brighton`s win over rock-backside Southampton left them one factor off sixth-positioned Liverpool after Boxing Day. Arsenal recovered from a half-time deficit to hold their 100% domestic report towards West Ham, cementing their spot on the Premier League summit for some other week.

When is Brighton v Arsenal?

Brighton v Arsenal will kick off at 5:30pm on Saturday 31st December 2022.

Check out our live football on TV guide for the latest times and information.

Match Info

  • Competition: Premier League.
  • Week: 18
  • Stadium: Falmer
  • Temp:12°C
  • Referee: Anthony Taylor
  • Linesman: Gary Beswick
  • Linesman: Adam Nunn
  • 4th Official: Jarred Gillett
  • VAR Official: Paul Tierney
  • Asst. VAR Official: Constantine Hatzidakis

TV Channels

  • Sky Sports Main Event UK
  • Diema Sport 2 HD
  • beIN Sports HD 1 English
  • Arena Sport 1 HD Croatia
  • beIN Sports HD 3 TR
  • Sky Sports Ultra HD (4K)
  • V Sport Ultra HD 4K
  • Sky Sports Premier League UK
  • beIN Sports Connect

Team News

While De Zerbi become left notably thrilled together along with his side`s overall performance in opposition to Southampton, the Brighton boss expressed frustration on the yellow card to Moises Caicedo, who’s now suspended for this healthy after choosing up 5 bookings this season.

Argentina’s World Cup hero Alexis Mac Allister isn’t always due again till the New Year, and De Zerbi has additionally dominated Adam Webster and ex-Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck out of contention. Jakub Moder, meanwhile, is a long-time period absentee.

A first Premier League begin of the season need to come the manner of Billy Gilmour in region of the suspended Caicedo, despite the fact that Jeremy Sarmiento inspired in EFL Cup movement in opposition to the Gunners and could pine for every other danger to strut his stuff in opposition to the North Londoners.

As for Arsenal, Gabriel Jesus (knee) and Reiss Nelson (thigh) continue to be withinside the infirmary with out a timeline on their returns, however there will be a long-awaited comeback for Emile Smith Rowe following his groin surgical procedure in September.

The injury-plagued Takehiro Tomiyasu can even combat to get over his state-of-the-art hamstring pressure in time, however there will be a extrade withinside the full-again regions anyway, with Oleksandr Zinchenko healthy once more and geared up to venture Kieran Tierney for the left-again spot.

Martin Odegaard produced a man-of-the-healthy overall performance in opposition to West Ham and is now aiming to attain or greater dreams in a Premier League away sport for the 1/3 time this season – becoming a member of an different crowd of Ian Wright, Dennis Bergkamp, Emmanuel Adebayor, Robin van Persie and Alexis Sanchez to have finished so formerly for Arsenal.

Predicted Lineup

Brighton & Hove Albion expected starting lineup: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Colwill- Estupinan; Gilmour, Gross- March, Lallana, Mitoma- Trossard

Arsenal possible expected lineup: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko- Xhaka- Partey; Saka- Odegaard, Martinelli- Nketiah