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 bid for the Premier League title this weekend as they travel to take on Brighton at The Amex.

The Gunners sit top of the table ahead of Saturday’s games but could be leapfrogged by Manchester City come kick-off on the South Coast. 

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Arsenal beat Luton 2-0 on Wednesday night

Mikel Arteta won’t be focusing on their rivals though, with his aim solely on keeping up 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 off the back of a 0-0 draw with Brentford. 

Brighton vs Arsenal: Gunning for the title

Arsenal have not lost a Premier League game in 2024. 

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

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That draw was away at rivals Man City last weekend which can definitely be considered a superb result on the road. 

The Gunners have scored 35 goals in their nine wins, netting at least five in one game on four different occasions. 

They have beaten Crystal Palace and Burnley 5-0 and both West Ham and Sheffield United 6-0. 

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

Arsenal's form has put them in another title race

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Arsenal’s form has put them in another title race
  • Arsenal are looking to complete the Premier League double over Brighton for the second time, previously doing so in the 2020-21 campaign.
  • Having won two of their first three Premier League home games 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 game.

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

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

As for Arsenal, Bukayo Saka will likely return to line-up after missing out against Luton. 

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

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

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

Saka should be back in the Arsenal team

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

Brighton vs Arsenal: What has been said? 

Speaking after beating Luton, Arteta discussed whether he feels different about the title race this year compared to last year. 

He said: “I can’t really remember how I was feeling last year! 

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

“Sometimes you just have to recognise the consistency and quality of other teams like we did and try again and go 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 to what we had last season, and the big injuries that we had in the key moments of the season,” he continued. 

“Touch wood that we can maintain them, and they can be there, but as well that we use them and they have the right mental and physical frame that they have to perform and have an impact in the team.”

Arteta will be hoping his side don't crumble as they did last season

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Arteta will be hoping his side don’t crumble as they did last seasonCredit: Getty
  • Arsenal captain Martin Ødegaard has had a hand in four goals across his six Premier League appearances against Brighton (2 goals, 2 assists), scoring and assisting in the Gunners’ 4-2 win at the Amex last season.
  • Brighton forward Danny Welbeck has scored in four of his last five starts against former side 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 Saturday, April 6. 

Kick-off at the Amex Stadium is scheduled for 5:30pm. 

The game 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 be running a live blog of the game. 



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