Brighton and Hove Albion vs Arsenal preview: How to watch, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Brighton & Hove Albion host Arsenal at the AMEX Stadium as both teams look for another victory during this Premier League season.

The Seagulls have picked up 13 points from their opening six matches, while the Gunners have won three in a row following a three-match winless run to begin 2021/22.

Team news

Yves Bissouma is facing a late fitness test on his knee injury and Brighton will re-evaluate his status for Saturday's match closer to kick-off. 

The Malian midfielder has impressed as the engine in the middle during Brighton's excellent start to the season; his presence was missed at the club's previous match.

Danny Welbeck is seeing a specialist for his hamstring issue while Steven Alzate looks to be out through the international break. Adam Webster also remains sidelined.

Arsenal were dealt a huge blow when Granit Xhaka suffered ligament damage to his knee against Tottenham Hotspur and the Swiss is expected to miss up to three months.

Predicted line-ups

Brighton & Hove Albion: Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Duffy, Cucurella; Groß, Bissouma, Lallana; Trossard; Maupay, Connolly

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Tierney, Magalhães, White, Tomiyasu; Lokonga, Partey; Smith-Rowe, Ødegaard, Saka; Aubameyang

Ones to watch

Neal Maupay 

The Frenchman has scored in four of Brighton's six league matches this season and his stoppage-time equalizer in the M23 Derby against Crystal Palace earned the Seagulls a point. His pace to get behind defenders and goal-scoring prowess will make him a handful for the Arsenal defense.

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Emile Smith-Rowe 

The 21-year old signed a new contract with Arsenal and he turned in a superb performance in the victory over Tottenham, scoring once and setting up another as the Gunners ran out 3-1 winners. His vision, work rate and understanding of the game are his strongest assets.

Previous meetings

Arsenal did the double over Brighton last season without allowing a goal, winning 1-0 at the AMEX and 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium. 

Alexandre Lacazette scored the match-winner in the 66th minute in the first meeting and a double by Nicolas Pepe gave the Gunners all three points in the reverse fixture.

How to watch

There will be television coverage of the match as Sky Sports Premier League will bring you all of the action with kick-off set for 17:30.

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