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[Image] Predicted 4-2-3-1 Arsenal XI to face Brighton – Can the Gunners build on the derby win?

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Predicted Arsenal XI to face Brighton in the Premier League

Another Premier League assignment awaits Arsenal as they visit Brighton for their last game of the year. The Gunners finally managed to get a win and that too in emphatic fashion against their rivals Chelsea.

Brighton are in dire form without even one win in their last five games. A difficult one to say given how Arsenal have only managed this one win after so long and were grovelling before this.

Team News

There will be a few players who are very likely to miss the trip to Brghton. Gabriel Magalhaes will have to self isolate after coming in contact with a COVID positive person. David Luiz and Willian are recovering from their illnesses. Lastly there’s Thomas Partey, who continues his recovery from injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: Gabriel Magalhaes of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Probable Arsenal XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Bernd Leno (GK)

Leno has played almost all of their games this season and is expected to continue here too.

Kieran Tierney (LB)

Has been solid in his position through the season and has adjusted well to any positional changes.

Pablo Mari (CB)

Mari keeps his place in the side in the absence of key central defenders.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Pablo Mari of Arsenal and Kieran Tierney of Arsenal celebrate following their team’s victory in the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Rob Holding (CB)

Holding has been a constant presence in the backline for the Gunners and is likely to continue.

Hector Bellerin (RB)

Perhaps one of his better showings in an Arsenal shirt and should be allowed to keep his place.

Dani Ceballos (DM)

With midfield options thin, Ceballos could well start this one out.

MOLDE, NORWAY – NOVEMBER 26: Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League Group B stage match between Molde FK and Arsenal FC at Molde Stadion on November 26, 2020 in Molde, Norway. Photo by Erik Birkeland/MB Media

Granit Xhaka (DM)

Xhaka will continue in his place, with Partey still out and recovering.

Emile Smith Rowe (AM)

The youngster was one of the most effective midfielders for Arsenal against Chelsea. Should start this game too.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (LW)

The Arsenal captain still looks off-colour and could use some more goals to boost his confidence.

Alexandre Lacazette (ST)

Opened the scoring in the last game and should keep his place in the side.

Nicolas Pepe (RW)

Pepe could be brought back in for this game to provide some threat down the flanks.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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