Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Brighton

Arsenal will be looking to keep their 100 per cent record in Emirates Stadium this year when Brighton arrive in northern London on Sunday.

The Gunners have picked up a run of results in recent games, including a better performance to secure a draw against Chelsea to Bournemouth.

Thursday’s Europa League triumph over BATE Borisov revealed promising signs of powerful Arsenal’s squad depth is, and they face.

Wenger will hope that Alexandre Lacazette continues to fire four goals in his opening six matches.


Wenger will earn a test on Mesut Ozil that has missed just two of their past three games.

Francis Coquelin was ruled out for three months with a hamstring injury after sustaining a hip problem against Doncaster while Calum Chambers is out to get a similar amount of time.

Danny Welbeck is out until after the break with a groin injury and chronic hurt midfielder Santi Cazorla is unlikely to participate in matters that are first-team before the beginning of year.

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Wenger will bring the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Petr Cech, Granit Xhaka and Alexandre Lacazette back into the line-up after enjoying with Another series.

Mesut Ozil has never been selected for Germany’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers set to take place and it is unlikely that he’ll participate in the match of Sunday.

Theo Walcott might continue to keep his spot on the side after scoring two against BATE Borisov together with Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez place to come back to the XI.

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Brighton forward  Tomer Hemed will function a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct during Sunday’s match against Newcastle.

The incident wasn’t seen by the game officials in the time although Hemed appeared to stamp on DeAndre Yedlin.

Sam Baldock overlooks and could be involved on Sunday while Izzy Brown is back in contention following a hamstring problem, although Glenn Murray has now returned to training.

The negative of Chris Hughton head into Sunday’s match in 13th place and will play in the Emirates Stadium for the first time.

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  • This is actually the first league meeting between the sides as February 1983 — Arsenal won 3-1 at Highbury from Raphael Meade with targets from a brace along with Graham Rix.

  • The Gunners have won their past four games against Brighton with all the previous four wins coming in the Amex from the FA Cup, many recently a triumph in January 2015.

  • Brighton have never won an away game at Arsenal in most contests in six tries (D1 L5), scoring only one goal in those six games.

  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their final 31 Premier League matches against newly promoted sides (W26 D5), amassing 83 points from a possible 93, as losing 1-2 to QPR in March 2012.

  • Really, the recently promoted side to triumph in the Emirates were Newcastle in November 2010 — then handled by present Brighton boss Chris Hughton.

  • Arsenal haven’t lost a residence Premier League game in the month of October since 2002; a 1-2 defeat to Blackburn – because then, they’re unbeaten in 26 games in the month (W21 D5).

  • Alexandre Lacazette has played each of the starting three league appearances for Arsenal at home — the previous player to do this in his initial four home league matches for the club had been Jackie Henderson in 1958 (played in initial five).


The game is being televised kicks off at 12:00 BST and also live on BT Sport 1.