class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>In fine form going forward and in defence, Al Hain-Cole is backing Arteta's team to ease past a Seagulls side missing some firepower in attack
Arsenal will be hoping to finish their Premier League season on a high when they welcome Brighton to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta has endured a difficult first full campaign in charge, although comes into this final match on the back of a four-game winning streak in the league.
Arsenal vs Brighton Latest Odds
Three points adrift of Tottenham and European qualification, they are priced at 3/5 (1.60) with bet365 to potentially leapfrog their rivals with a victory in front of the returning supporters.
However, the Seagulls have won three and lost just one of the last six encounters between the sides and can be backed at 17/4 (5.25) to come out on top once again or 16/5 (4.20) to claim a creditable draw.
Arsenal vs Brighton Team News
Matt Ryan is ineligible to face his parent club, while Hector Bellerin and David Luiz are both doubtful due to injury.
Danny Welbeck is unlikely to feature against his former employers after going off with a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s win over Manchester City, with Joel Veltman, Tariq Lamptey, Solly March, and Davy Propper sidelined and Neal Maupay suspended.
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After signing off in style in front of their own fans by coming from 2-0 down to beat the champions 3-2, Graham Potter’s men will now be aiming to spoil the party as they travel to north London.
This challenge is made more difficult by the absence of both Welbeck and Maupay in attack, particularly given their struggle for goals on the road recently.
Having scored just seven times in their last 11 away matches, they will be up against it to overcome a Gunners backline that has only conceded twice in five fixtures.
What’s more, the hosts are in strong form and have the incentive of attempting to salvage some pride from a below-par season by finishing above Spurs and Everton in seventh – something that seemed unlikely for large parts of the campaign.
Arsenal vs Brighton Tips and Predictions
Considering Brighton have just five points to their name from the last available 21 on the road and have scored only five times during that run, odds of 7/4 (2.75) look like solid value on Arsenal making it five league wins in a row while collecting a third clean sheet in five.
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