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Live Match Preview – Brighton vs Arsenal 12/29/2020

Team news and stats ahead of Brighton vs Arsenal in the Premier League on Tuesday (kick off 6pm).

Team news

Tariq Lamptey remains absent for Brighton after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.

Adam Lallana came out with a groin problem at half-time in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against West Ham and he will be evaluated ahead of the game.


Ahead of Week 16 in the Premier League, we take a look at some of the key stats surrounding the matches.

Arsenal will continue to be without Gabriel as the defender is self-isolating after coming into close contact with someone who has coronavirus.

David Luiz and Willian missed Chelsea’s game due to illness but tested negative for Covid-19. Thomas Partey also remains absent with a thigh injury.

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Live Match Preview – Brighton vs Arsenal 12/29/2020


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Live Match Preview – Brighton vs Arsenal 12/29/2020


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  • Brighton won home and away league games against Arsenal last season – they’ve never won three straight 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 lost their last Championship game in just one of the last seven calendar years (W5 D1), making it against Ipswich in the Championship in 2015.
  • Arsenal lost their last league game in 2018 (1-5 against Liverpool) and 2019 (1-2 against Chelsea) – they haven’t lost their last league game in three consecutive years between 1947 and 1949.
  • Brighton have won just one of their 16 home games in the Premier League in 2020, although that victory came against Arsenal in June. No team in Premier League history has won as little as a home game in an entire calendar year (excluding teams that have been promoted / relegated).
  • Since defeating Fulham 3-0 away on opening day this season, Arsenal have scored just three goals in their last six league games on the road. The Gunners have failed to score in open play in their last five away league games, with their two goals in this set both coming from the penalty spot (against Man Utd and Everton).
  • Arsenal have kept six sheets clean in their 17 away Premier League games under Mikel Arteta – their previous six away shutouts have ended in a 44-game streak. However, the Gunners haven’t won any of their 11 away league games under Arteta in which they conceded (D3 L8).
  • Alexandre Lacazette is Arsenal’s top scorer in all competitions this season, with six goals. His four Premier League goals this season was the game’s first goal, accounting for 67% of the times the Gunners have scored the first in the competition this season.

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