Arsenal came down to Earth with a bump on Monday when Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side destroyed us 3-0 in South London, but the fact remains that Mikel Arteta’s side have won 6 of their last 8 games and we must hope that last week’s debacle was just a blip in our race for the Top Four.
Also, Palace are on a great run of form so it was not really a complete surprise that we dropped points, but the manner of our defeat was quite disconcerting to say the least.
But now we are back at the Emirates and we need to get back on track, and we could hardly pick a better opponents that Brighton right now. The Seagulls have nothing to play for and are certainly reasonably safe from the relegation dogfight, but Graham Potter will be keen to start picking up points again after just one win in their last 10 games.
Let’s have a look at those results….
So, looking at that you would think that this afternoon should be a walk in the park for Arsenal, but with Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney and Tomiyasu all missing we may be a bit exposed at the back.
One other small worry is that Brighton are a bit of a bogey team for Arsenal, and in fact in our last 8 meetings Arsenal have only won twice, and we failed to beat them at the Amex in this season’s reverse fixture, with the game ending 0-0.
So don’t expect an easy game, but I am fully expecting Arsenal to bounce back and claim all three points…
Hardly likely to be “complacent” after Monday night’s performance!
Brighton are a good outfit, it will be another tough test and the players will have to show us more than they did in the last game
But, the sun is shining, traditional 3pm Saturday KO, at Ashburton Grove, no live TV coverage and the wonderful world of football media are only concerned about the big game tomorrow
Perfect setting for Arsenal to strut their stuff, enjoy their football, let us enjoy them and get back into top 4 contention in people’s minds
Come on you Gunners
We are at home, we are a better team, have better players and a more expensive squad, we cant make excuses, just get on with the job of securing 4th.
You “forgot” to mention a better manager too!
I have generously deliberately given you the feed line, so now come back with the punchline, as I predict you will.
Admin, if you take my reply off you have to take off jon fox because he is just stalking for a row.
Reggie, Ive just searched for his comment and can’t find anything insulting at all! Maybe you think saying you forgot to say “and a better manager”. Is that really insulting?
Can you help me out?
It was a stalking comment, i have told jon fox on many occasions i dont want his personal insults and if he does he wilm get them back. I would prefer he stays away from me because he only wants a slanging match. And you sticking up for him is ludicrous!!!!
I will delete any personal abuse from anyone. I understand you are angry but there was no abuse involved mate ….
And you took my reply off again!!!!!!
He has said in his reply that he DELIBERATELY has given me the feed. Rediculous!!!!!!