Would a draw at Brighton be enough for Arsenal?

After the Gunners easily beating Chelsea at the weekend, Arsenal fans should be feeling fairly confident about going to the South Coast to face Brighton this evening.

Brighton though are only four points below us in the table, and considering they haven’t won a home game since June that is nothing short of amazing.

In fact they have won just one of their last 14 games in all competitions, so are arguably in a worse run of form than Arsenal who have won two of their last 11 League games. Strangely Arsenal have only managed two draws in that time.

Conversely though Brighton have gained points with 7 draws in their last 11 League games, including their last 3 in a row, so although they have not been winning, they are far from easy to beat either.

Another Amazing stat is that Arsenal haven’t beaten Brighton in our last 5 meetings!
Brighton v Arsenal
Michael Owen believes that the draw is the most likely outcome again today. “Both these sides could do with a win,” he was reported as saying in the Brighton Independent.

“We all know about Arsenal’s troubles, but Brighton aren’t doing much better.

“The Seagulls have slid down the league table and despite looking good at times, there have been too many slip ups.

“Despite both teams being out of form, I think both managers will fancy winning this. That said, it’s hard to make a case for either side and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it ended all square.”

But how would Arsenal fans feel if we only came away with a point? Is nothing less than a win acceptable at the moment?

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17 Comments

  1. Dont think a draw is enough at this stage. We should be beating Brighton and MA should put out a team to go all out to win and keep on the winning run going.

    1. just dont understand his obsession with xhaka and willian and luiz (the latter at least wears his heart on his sleeve and tries) but the other two….(smh)

  2. We need a win, draw doesn’t cut it. If we start the same XI from Boxing Day we should have too much for Brighton…although I do appreciate it is a tricky fixture it is one that we should win.

    1. If we use the same youngster trio behind Lacazette, I’d accept a draw. Holding did great at the Chelsea game, but I hope Mari would do better this time

  3. We’ve dropped far too many points.. and the Chav game really excited me, so let’s please keep it up!! 3 points please! Welbz to haunt us??

    1. Lol..
      Trust our Old players to almost always get back at us.
      Should welbeck play, i know he would surely be up for it just like Giroud and Walcott in d past.
      Here’s hoping for a solid 3points in the bag

  4. Heavy sigh!!! Have our expectations really sunk so low we are actually going to be happy with a draw at Brighton.

  5. Many of us will have noticed that we have had a vital extra days rest since our last game, than Brighton did. That could be vital in the second half. For that reason I predict a narrow win today, with us being more energetic than Brighton in the latter stages.

    The difference between three and four days rest is still noticeable but between two and three days, which is what applies here, the difference is vital.

  6. As usual I think a former player will score against us.. Wellbeck… If we play Pepe and willian instead of martinelle and ESR, at best we will draw…

    1. Any chance we start with Pepe and Willian and sub in GM and ESR (the big guns) in the second half against tired legs? Might not be a bad strategy

  7. All THREE points are vital now! We need to push on with a good run although, I am keen to see better individual performances now more than ever! I just hope the Chelsea game wasn’t a one off or players are playing better because of the January transfer window!

  8. Of nothing else sake, Xhaka needs to start shooting at least with an aim to score. Damn right he’s starting the game tonight.

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