Premier League Gameweek 7
Oct 2, 2021 KO: 16:30

Brighton - Arsenal

The American Express Community Stadium Brighton & Hove
Referee: Jonathan Moss

Match preview

Xhaka out - How Arsenal could line up against Brighton

Granit Xhaka is set to miss three months of action after suffering a knee injury versus Tottenham

Arsenal will be without midfielder Granit Xhaka for up to three months after the Switzerland international picked up a knee injury in the North London derby against Tottenham.

Other than Xhaka, Mikel Arteta has every senior player available for this weekend's Premier League fixture against Brighton.

After a dismal start to the new campaign, the Gunners are starting to pick up points and have won their last three league games in a row against Norwich, Burnley and Tottenham last weekend.

The 3-1 defeat of Spurs undoubtedly represents the highlight of their season so far.

Against Brighton, Aaron Ramsdale will start in goal in behind a back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel and Kieran Tierney.

With Xhaka out injured, Albert Sambi Lokonga should emerge as the main partner for Thomas Partey in the middle of midfield until January.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe both earned a goal and an assist each in the Tottenham game and are sure-fire starters alongside Martin Odegaard in attacking midfield.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will lead the line.

Potential Arsenal XI v Brighton

Recent Ratings

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81
Arsenal
  Average Match Rating  
6.7
  Home  
6.6
5.9
  Away  
6.6
6.2
  Total  
6.6

Match statistics

Brighton
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
10
12
Draws
4
3
Losses
6
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
26
35
Goals Per Game
1.30
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
8
9
More > 3 Goals
1
6
Scored First in a Match
12
13
Scored Both Halves
5
7
Won More > 1 Goal
5
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
18
17
Did Not Score
5
5
Both Teams Scored
9
6
Kept Clean Sheet
8
10
Won Without Conceding
6
9
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
653
691
Possession
49
56
Passes
477
526
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
11
13
Shots on Target
3.75
4.37
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.16
Crosses
14
20
Offsides
1.93
2.30
Penalties
0.10
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.40
0.50
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
15
14
Interceptions
11
8.25
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
12
13
Total Shots Conceded
11
11
Shots on Target Conceded
3.35
3.39
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.08
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.65
9.25
Yellow Cards
1.25
1.15
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

  1. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  2. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  3. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
  4. Knee Injury image description