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Arsenal are aiming to bounce back from defeat by Manchester City in midweek when they take on Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this afternooon.

Mikel Arteta’s side fell to a 3-0 loss after a calamitous performance from David Luiz which included a goal-conceding error, a red card and a penalty, and he will be suspended for this game.

Brighton remain above the serious relegation trouble but with a tricky fixture list Graham Potter knows they must find some more results to secure their survival. Follow it live after the conclusion of Watford vs Leicester:




Brighton 0 – 0 Arsenal

9 mins: OFF THE BAR! The bobbling ball is won by Saka just outside of Brighton’s area. He runs it into the middle and hits one, aiming for the top right corner. The ball dips but not quite enough and it rebounds off the crossbar.


Brighton 0 – 0 Arsenal

6 mins: Aubameyang intercepts a poor pass and turns towards goal. He is given time on the ball by Webster and decides to shoot from outside the box. The shot is okay but it swerves wide of goal. 


Brighton 0 – 0 Arsenal

3 mins: Arsenal get started straight away. Guendouzi winning the ball and sending it out to Pepe. Pepe crosses the ball in from the right and Aubameyang tries to emulate Craig Dawson with an overhead kick but he doesn’t pull it off. 

Brighton win the first corner of the game. Gross puts it into the box and Kolasinac clears it for Arsenal. 

KICK OFF


Brighton 0 – 0 Arsenal

Kick off: After the pre-match ceremonies including the NHS minutes silence and the taking of the knee for the Black Lives Matters campaign, the match begins with Arsenal in possession. 


There’s a little bit of history being made here. This is the first Premier League match to be aired live at 3pm in the UK.

Arsenal are out on the pitch, and here come Brighton. Kick off is up next. 


Ben Chilwell scored a spectacular long-range goal before Dawson’s brilliant intervention:

 


Brighton’s football has improved on the eye since Graham Potter replaced Chris Hughton in the summer, but the Premier League table suggests they are still a work in progress, here’s the story of their season so far:  

 


Brighton are on the edge of the relegation battle just two points off the bottom three. Anything but a loss today would be a could result against Arsenal. 

Arsenal need to bounce back from their defeat to Man City. The manner in which they fell apart will be of concern to Mikel Arteta and he’ll hope his side don’t repeat the smae mistakes today. 


Team news

Jos Izquierdo is the only player unavailable to Brighton. Aaron Connolly has recovered from knee and ankle injuries but he only makes the bench, with Neal Maupay up front.

Mikel Arteta makes five changes to the Arsenal team that capitulated to Man City on Wednesday night. Pablo Mari’s injury and David Luiz’s suspension means there is room in the line up for Rob Holding and Dani Ceballos.

Granit Xhaka is out injured as well.

Alexandre Lacazette starts up front in place of Eddie Nketiah with Nicolas Pepe coming in for Joe Willock. At the back Sead Kolasinac replaces Kieran Tierney.


Up next on our coverage of the Premier League today Brighton host Arsenal. Here’s a look at the two teams, kick off is 30 minutes away: 


Leicester remain in third place on 54 points, six in front of Chelsea who play tomorrow. Watford move one point clear of the relegation zone with West Ham and Bournemouth to play later on.


Late, late drama at Vicarage round. Leicester had it won but for an overhead kick from Craig Dawson. His first goal for Watford as well. 

I’m still shaking my head in disbelief. 

FULL TIME


Watford 1 – 1 Leicester

90+5 mins: Watford didn’t deserve to lose this game so that goal can be seen as karmic justice. The full time whistle goes, the teams share the points.

The match sparked into life with six minutes left to play, two stellar goals by two defenders. What an ending.

GOAL!


Watford 1 – 1 Leicester – Dawson

90+3 mins: GOAL! What is this game?! Watford whip a corner ball into the box. Kabasele flicks the ball into the air and Dawson hits an overhead kick to fire the ball past Schmeichel. Unbelievable.

GOAL!


Watford 0 – 1 Leicester – Chilwell

90 mins: GOAL! What a finish! Demarai Gray switches the play with a pass to Chilwell on the left side of the box. Chilwell stops it dead and drills it back across goal and finds the inside of the side netting. What a strike!


Watford 0 – 0 Leicester

87 mins: Iheanacho gives the ball to Maddison who plays it out to the left for Chilwell to run on to. Chilwell crosses the ball into the middle of the box but Dawson boots it away. 


Watford 0 – 0 Leicester

84 mins: Kabasele is clipped by Maddison and his theatrics win Watford a free kick. Hughes fires it into the box and Soyuncu clears the lines. 


Watford 0 – 0 Leicester

81 mins: Ten minutes to go in this match. Neither team looks likely to take this one, it’s got 0-0 written all over it. Albrighton wins a corner for Leicester. Maddison swings it in and Evans heads it into the hands of Ben Foster. 

SUBS


Watford 0 – 0 Leicester

78 mins: Hamza Choudhury replaces Youri Tielemans for Leicester. Nigel Pearson makes a triple change as Kiko Femenia, Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure are all off. On come Tom Cleverley, Adrian Mariappa and Nathaniel Chalobah.


Watford 0 – 0 Leicester

75 mins: Foster keeps Watford alive! A long ball comes up to Demarai Gray who brings it down well. He slots it out to the right of the box where Albrighton runs onto the ball and strikes one. It hits the post and bounces away. 

Maddison takes it up on the edge of the box and shoots with his left foot. The ball is directed at the bottom right corner but Foster gets low and pushes it wide of the goal. 

PREVIEW…

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will start at 3pm on Saturday 20 June at the Amex Stadium.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match is being broadcast live on BT Sport.

What is the team news?

Exciting Argentinian Alexic Mac Allister will be available for selection with only Jose Izquierdo missing through injury.

Lucas Torreira and Kieran Tierney are both available for Arsenal after a period on the sidelines.

What are the predicted line-ups?

Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bernardo, Stephens, Propper, Trossard, Mooy, Gross, Maupay.

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Tierney, Guendouzi, Torreira, Ceballos, Saka, Nketiah, Aubameyang.

What are the odds?

Brighton – 12/5

Draw – 19/10

Arsenal – 11/8

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