The title race continues this Sunday with second-placed Arsenal taking in overachievers Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.
The Gunners kept their hopes of a title win alive with a gusty 2-0 win over top-four hopefuls Newcastle United away from home. The win was their second in a row and saw them pass what appeared to be their last test against top opposition.
However, Brighton doesn’t come easy these days, as the Seagulls have morphed into a solid opposition under Roberto De Zerbi. They are currently chasing a role six finish and come into this tie with the chance of achieving that goal still intact despite a shocking 5-1 loss against Everton on Monday night.
De Zerbi has vowed that his side will learn from that defeat and bounce back here. The Seagulls should pose a threat here, having scored in each of their last 11 PL road fixtures (W5, D3, L3). However, their mixed league record in the capital this term is worth noting (W2, D1, L3).
But it is also worth noting that Brighton have won their last two H2Hs here, so the Gunners should expect another challenge as they aim to extend their six-game unbeaten PL run at the Emirates (W5, D1).
Meanwhile, Arteta’s side have scored at least three goals in their last six PL games at the Emirates, but they’ve never managed that against Brighton in the PL here (W2, D1, L2). So an over 1.5 goals game is definite.