Neil Maupay says Brighton “are not scared” ahead of Arsenal clash

Brighton are definitely one of the main teams to have suffered badly from not having any spectators at their games and the records show that the Seagulls have won just ONE home game in the whole of 2020. They will be looking to double that tally before the end of today against Arsenal.

As i just said in my previous post, Brighton haven’t lost in their last 5 meetings with the Gunners, and in fact beat us 2-1 in both meetings last season. That of course means that the ONLY team that have lost at the Amex Stadium in the whole of this year was Arsenal! That was also the infamous game where Matteo Guendouzi made a fool of himself and the game ended in turmoil…

Neil Maupay scored for Brighton in both those wins last season, and he watched Arsenal’s win over Chelsea on Saturday and spoke about it in the Official BHA website: He said, “I watched the Arsenal game. They’ve got good players and they are not in the league position they want to be in or deserve.”

Then he also explained why Brighton don’t fear us. He continued: “We beat them twice last season so we are not scared, we don’t fear any team in this league. We know some teams in the division have got some really good players and managers, but we believe in ourselves and that’s the main thing.

“If you have that mentality you can always achieve something in a game and that’s how we will approach tonight.”

I must say that Head-to-Head record looks a bit worrying, so it is little wonder that they are not scared of meeting Arsenal.

Could Brighton now be one of Arsenal’s fully-fledged ‘bogey’ teams?

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3 Comments

  1. Davi says:

    This is a big test – Brighton will be more physically competetive than Chelsea. This is one where we need to win the battle before we can win the match. *Controlled* aggression is critical.
    With the ESR, GM, Saka combination on the pitch I think we’ll control the game as their pressing and movement is tough to deal with, but I don’t think they’ll all play the full match, and Brighton can be dangerous even if not the better team on the day.

  2. Adega Olatunji says:

    If we play like we played against Chelsea then we will have 2 or 3 penalties. If our young boys can press high we will make them commit.

  3. Goonerbeall says:

    Come on guys, it’s amazing that we are questioning our team. We go in determined and in the knowledge that we need 3 points to move up. This is the right mentality- to move up then go in and play our game. They can be as brutal as they want to be but we stick to our game plan. I have a memory of how Leicester mugged us at Emirates. Get my meaning?

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