Arsenal vs Brighton and Hove Albion: Predicted XI

Arsenal take on newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion in their next game in the English Premier League in a game that the Gunners are expected to win with ease.

The East Sussex outfit will be without their star man Tomer Hemed in this game that Wenger’s boys come into off a successful trip to Belarus in the Europa League. The team expected to grab another 3 points, is as follows.

GK- Petr Cech

David Ospina was preferred in mid-week which will have given enough rest to the experienced goalie going into this match. He is one of the most important presences on the field and will expect to keep a clean sheet.

RCB- Laurent Koscielny

The on field captain will be back. His absence was felt in the last game and he will look to solidify the defence in his quiet and effective way.

CB- Shkodran Mustafi

I do not quite agree with this, but given that it is Wenger’s predicted lineup, the back three will not change completely. Per Mertesacker’s composure would also be pretty good to see out the Brighton attack. Mustafi’s latest performances have not been up to the German’s incredibly high standards (refer to his display against Chelsea) and he needs to get back into that kind of form.

LCB- Nacho Monreal

Praise has been heaped on the Spaniard this term. He will look to remain consistent after getting some well deserved rest.

RWB- Hector Bellerin

The young speedster is slowly getting back to form. Arsenal’s prized possession is ruthlessly dangerous when he is at his best. Bellerin was rested in the last game and will be back to full health, come Sunday.

LWB- Sead Kolasinac

Time to restart the tank. The Bosnian defender is already indispensable to the team and his speed and strength will terrorise Chris Hughton’s side.

CM- Granit Xhaka

The Swiss midfielder divides opinion the most after Mesut Ozil. He was rested in the last game and will try to keep up a high work rate. Xhaka’s partnership with Elneny has somehow not blossomed- however, him and Ramsey have become a duo that can dismantle many opposing midfield shields.

CM- Aaron Ramsey

Most people do not see his position on the right of a front three to be a permanent one. We hope Wenger does not. He should come back to starting as the engine of Wenger’s machine.

RF- Theo Walcott

He grabbed a brace in the last game and this is the kind of occasion where he can get back to his swashbuckling best. With Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck injured, he might get the nod ahead of Alex Iwobi and BHA may struggle to find an answer to the insane speed down the right with Theo and Bellerin.

LF- Alexis Sanchez

He did not travel to Belarus and he will definitely be a part of this game. He remains our main man and will offer speed and trickery that should captivate the Emirates once again.

ST- Alexandre Lacazette

Lacazette completes an attack with pace to burn. He bounced back after a poor performance in the Chelsea game. We hope he continues his streak of scoring in all our home games.