Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion: Likely line-ups for Premier League match

Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Solly March. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion play their penultimate Premier League game of the season when they travel to Arsenal tomorrow.

The Seagulls could be safe by the time the game kicks off if Cardiff fail to beat Crystal Palace this afternoon.

The Seagulls drew 1-1 at home to Newcastle in their last game, ending a run of 735 minutes without a goal in the process.

Arsenal have lost their last three Premier League matches, conceding three in defeats to Crystal Palace, Wolves and Leicester but they beat Valencia 3-1 in the Europa League on Thursday.


Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey (hamstring) and Denis Suarez (groin), while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspended after being sent off for two bookings at Leicester last weekend.

Laurent Koscielny could be a doubt after taking a knock to his ankle during Arsenal's 3-1 win against Valencia in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

One of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette could be rested ahead of the second leg next week.

Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck and Hector Bellerin are all long-term injury absentees.

Likely line-up: Leno; Monreal, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Torreira, Guendouzi; Mikhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi; Lacazette. Subs (from): Cech, Mavropanos, Koscielny, Lichtsteiner, Jenkinson, Xhaka, Elneny, Aubameyang, Nketiah.


Brighton midfielder Davy Propper will again miss out with the hamstring injury he sustained at Wolves a couple of weeks ago, while Jose Izquierdo will miss the game with a knee injury.

Beram Kayal limped off in Albion's 1-1 draw with Newcastle last weekend but is set to be available.

Solly March, an Arsenal fan growing up, could come into the starting line-up after impressing off the bench against Newcastle.

Anthony Knockaert will also be pushing for a start after returning to action as a second half substitute against Newcastle following a three-game suspension.

Bruno and Bernardo started in the full-back positions against Newcastle. Martin Montoya and Gaetan Bong, who signed a new contract last week, will be pressing for recalls to the starting line-up.

Likely line-up: Ryan; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo; March, Stephens, Kayal, Gross, Knockaert; Murray. Subs (from): Button, Montoya, Bong, Balogun, Burn, Bissouma, Locadia, Jahanbakhsh, Andone.


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