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Brighton vs Arsenal LIVE: Bukayo Saka set to return as Gunners aim to continue incredible unbeaten form – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Arsenal will continue their Premier League title bid this weekend when they travel to Brighton at the Amex.

The Gunners sit top of the table ahead of Saturday’s games but could be pipped to Manchester City when they kick off on the south coast.

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Arsenal beat Luton 2-0 on Wednesday night

Mikel Arteta will not focus on his rivals, however, with his focus solely on maintaining his side’s phenomenal form this year.

They will now have to overcome the Seagulls who remain in the battle for Europe this season and come into this one after a 0-0 draw against Brentford.

Brighton vs Arsenal: in search of the title

Arsenal have not lost a single Premier League match in 2024.

In their 10 outings this year so far, they have won nine and drawn one.

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This draw took place at rivals Man City last weekend, which can certainly be considered a superb result on the road.

The Gunners have scored 35 goals in their nine wins, scoring at least five in a single match on four occasions.

They beat Crystal Palace and Burnley 5-0 and West Ham and Sheffield United 6-0.

Arteta’s men have also not trailed for a single minute in an away game in 2024, proving that Brighton have a very difficult task to come out on top.

Arsenal's form has propelled them into another title race

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Arsenal’s form has propelled them into another title race
  • Arsenal are looking to complete the Premier League double against Brighton for the second time, having done so in the 2020-21 campaign.
  • Having won two of their first three Premier League home matches against Arsenal (D1), Brighton have now lost two of their last three against them at the Amex (D1).

Brighton vs Arsenal: team news

Joao Pedro made his return for Brighton against Brentford on Wednesday and he played the full 90 minutes of the match.

His return will be a huge boost for the Seagulls who still have Kaoru Mitoma, Solly March, James Milner and Billy Gilmour.

Pervis Estupinan was rested midweek and could start again in place of Igor Julio at the Amex.

As for Arsenal, Bukayo Saka will likely return to the lineup after missing out on Luton.

Saka felt a problem last weekend, so with the short turnaround he was rested last time out, however, Arteta is hoping he will be available again on Saturday.

Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Reiss Nelson and Oleksandr Zinchenko are expected to return to the bench.

Jurrien Timber remains the only Gunners player to be sidelined due to injury.

Saka should be back in Arsenal squad

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Saka should be back in Arsenal squadCredit: Getty
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  • Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Premier League away matches – only once in their league history have they kept five in a row, between February and April 1997.
  • Since losing 3-1 to West Ham United in August, Brighton are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League home matches (W6 D6), their longest unbeaten run at the Amex in the competition.

Brighton vs Arsenal: What was said?

Speaking after beating Luton, Arteta was asked if he felt different about the title race this year compared to last year.

He said: “I don’t really remember how I felt last year!

“I was very excited, we continued to grow, we tried our best and in the end we didn’t do enough to win.

“Sometimes you just have to recognize the consistency and quality of other teams, like we did, and try again and again, and here we are.”

The Arsenal boss also spoke about the strength and depth of his squad compared to last campaign.

“It’s certainly different from what we had last season and the big injuries we had in key moments of the season,” he continued.

“Knock on wood so that we can maintain them, and they can be there, but also so that we use them and they have the right mental and physical framework that they need to perform and have an impact in the world. team.”

Arteta hopes his team doesn't collapse like last season

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Arteta hopes his team doesn’t collapse like last seasonCredit: Getty
  • Arsenal captain Martin Ødegaard contributed to four goals in his six Premier League matches against Brighton (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring and assisting in the Gunners’ 4-2 win at the Amex last last season.
  • Brighton striker Danny Welbeck has scored in four of his last five starts against former club Arsenal in all competitions (4 goals), although each of his last three strikes against the Gunners have come at the Emirates.

Brighton vs Arsenal: how to follow

This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday April 6.

Kickoff at Amex Stadium is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

talkSPORT will also keep you up to date with all the action.

And talkSPORT.com will live blog the game.

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