Brighton travel to the Emirates Stadium this weekend to take on Arsenal with the Seagulls facing an injury crisis ahead of the match.
Arsenal currently sit one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League title race this season, however Pep Guardiola’s side have a game in hand on the Gunners. Mikel Arteta will know his team has to win all of their remaining games to stand any chance of lifting the trophy come the end of the season.
However Brighton won’t be any sort of pushover at the Emirates on Sunday with the Seagulls battling it out with Spurs and Liverpool for a place in Europe next season, despite their recent crushing defeat of 5-1 at the hands of Everton last time out.
Brighton will want to bounce back at their first attempt on Sunday, while Arsenal are looking to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League and the Gunners have been handed a little boost ahead of the fixture with Brighton nursing a string of injuries.
Solly March is the most recent Brighton player to add to the ever-growing injury list with him pulling up with a hamstring injury during their last game against Everton. The rest of the list includes the likes of Joel Veltman, Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana, Tariq Lamptey, and Jeremy Sarmiento.
The experienced Lallana has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a thigh injury, while Tariq Lamptey’s knee problems have kept him sidelined since March. Injuries have also plagued Veltman, Moder, and Sarmiento, with their returns to the pitch currently unknown.
Arsenal are expected to only be missing William Saliba who is still struggling with the back problem that has kept him out of the side since the Europa League exit against Sporting in March.
Mikel Arteta has warned his players and staff to keep believing as he knows his side must win on Sunday against Brighton to keep the race for the Premier League title alive.