Arsenal vs Brighton LIVE Football Score 23 May 2021
Arsenal will be without Hector Bellerin as the full-back has been ruled out with a leg injury that he sustained against Chelsea earlier this month so he may have played his last game for the club amid rumours of a possible summer move.
David Luiz remains a doubt with an on-going thigh injury that’s kept him out of the past four games while second choice goalkeeper Mat Ryan is ineligible to face his parent club.
Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard are pushing for recalls after making impacts off the bench against Crystal Palace while Granit Xhaka should return to the starting eleven after recovering from a groin injury.
As for Brighton, Danny Welbeck misses the chance to face his former club as the striker is out with a hamstring injury that he picked up against Manchester City.
Captain Lewis Dunk returns from suspension but striker Neal Maupay completes his three-match ban. Joel Veltman, Davy Propper, Solly March, Tariq Lamptey and Jose Izquierdo remain out injured for the Seagulls.
Arsenal 2-1 Brighton: Arsenal have a surprisingly poor record against Brighton as they’ve won just two of their last seven meetings and lost this fixture 2-1 last season.
However, the Gunners have won each of their last 11 home games on the final day of the season and come into this match in good form having won their last four league games.
Brighton can be a dangerous side on their day and will give Arsenal a good test tomorrow but we think the North Londoners will be too strong in the end.
- Arsenal are attempting to do the league double over Brighton for the first time since the 1980-81 top-flight campaign.
- The Gunners have won just two of the seven Premier League meetings, drawing two and losing three.
- Arsenal’s run of four consecutive Premier League wins is their best since a seven-match streak under Unai Emery in October 2018.
- An Arsenal defeat would set an outright club record of eight Premier League home losses in a season.
- The Gunners, who begin the day in ninth, could finish outside the top eight for only the third time in their past 38 top-flight campaigns.
- They have 25 points from 18 home games – their lowest final tally in a Premier League season is 27, set in 1994-95.
- Arsenal haven’t lost their final league match of the season since 2004-05 and have won the last nine.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could become the first Gunners player since Alan Smith (1989-92) to score in the last match of four consecutive campaigns.
- Nicolas Pepe can score in three consecutive Arsenal appearances in all competitions for the first time.
Brighton & Hove Albion
- Brighton’s nine victories this season equals their final tally from each of their top-flight campaigns since promotion in 2017.
- They need one point to finish with a club record total in the Premier League, surpassing the 41 earned last year.
- Albion can also set an outright top-flight record of six away victories in a season.
- Pascal Gross has registered six Premier League assists in 2021, more than any other player.