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Brighton vs Arsenal: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

3:37 PM SGT 4/3/18
Mesut Ozil, Arsenal
The Gunners have a point to prove as they return to action just three days after being undone by Pep Guardiola's Man City at home

Arsenal make the trip to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday just three days after their second successive defeat to Manchester City.

The Gunners are in desperate need of a win considering that their loss to Man City was their fourth in their last five games in all competitions and their ninth in the league this season.

Indeed, following Burnley's win over Everton on Saturday, Arsene Wenger's side are closer to seventh than fifth and they will be doubly determined to end their poor run as a result.

Brighton, on the other hand, are performing above expectations, stretching their unbeaten streak to six games by beating Swansea City 4-1 last week, and they can potentially move into the top 10 with a win.

Game Brighton vs Arsenal
Date Sunday March 4
Time 13:30 GMT / 08:30 ET
Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.

US TV channel Online stream
NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Premier League and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Premier League Sky Go

Squads & Team News

Position Brighton players
Goalkeepers Ryan, Maenpaa, Krul
Defenders Bruno, Bong, Hunemeier, Dunk, Goldson, Schelotto, Duffy, Rosenior, Suttner, Mateju
Midfielders Stephens, Kayal, Skalak, Knockaert, Gross, Sidwell, March, Propper, Hutchinson, Molumby
Forwards Baldock, Hemed, Ulloa, Murray, Izquierdo, Locadia, Connolly, Tilley

Steve Sidwell is Brighton's only real injury absentee as Jiri Skalak resumed training during the week. As such, Hughton has a near-full panel to choose from.

Potential Brighton starting XI: Ryan; Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Stephens, Gross, Propper, Izquierdo, Knockaert; Murray.

Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Ospina, Cech, Macey
Defenders Mertesacker, Koscielny, Holding, Monreal, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Mavropanos, Osei-Tutu
Midfielders Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Dragomir, Gilmour, Willock
Forwards Aubameyang, Welbeck, Dasilva, Nelson, Nketiah

Jack Wilshere and Nacho Monreal are the only major concerns for Arsenal and are unlikely to be risked.

Alexandre Lacazette is a long-term absentee as he continues to recover from a knee injury, while Santi Cazorla is struggling with an ankle issue.

Potential Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Kolasinac, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Xhaka, Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Welbeck; Aubameyang.

Betting & Match Odds

Arsenal are 19/20 favourites to win according to dabblebet , who price home side Brighton at 3/1 to triumph. A draw between the teams is a 13/5 bet.

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Match Preview

This season is gearing up to be one of the worst for Arsenal since Wenger took the reins back in 1996 and, after 28 league games, they have tallied the same number of losses as they did all last term.

The poor run of form has led to renewed calls for Wenger to be removed from his position as manager, but the veteran Frenchman has responded by challenging his players to up their games.

"It’s always dangerous but you earn it by putting the effort in and staying together in the moments where it’s very difficult," Wenger told reporters. "You go up by stairs and come down by the lift. That’s what confidence is. That’s what you have to show, that you have the level to be at Arsenal Football Club."

The Gunners have already beaten Brighton this season, emerging with three points after a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium in October, but they face a different prospect this time.

Seagulls boss Hughton was recently crowned the Premier League Manager of the Month for guiding his side unbeaten through February and they appear to be playing with greater ease.

Regardless of the disparity in form between the two teams, the north London men have a point to prove and they will hope to respond in the appropriate manner.