Arsenal take on Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday. Here’s the match preview.
Arsenal ended a torrid run of seven Premier League matches without victory on Saturday with a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win over Chelsea.
With three points becoming increasingly elusive as the weeks went by, Boxing Day was the ideal remedy to the extended agony all associated with Arsenal had been left to endure.
A fabulous win to lift the mood, it will count for nothing if Mikel Arteta‘s side fall foul to a team who’ve become a bogey side for the Gunners in recent seasons. Come up short at the AMEX Stadium and putting the Blues to the sword will have become another short-lived, and ultimately forgotten moment to savour.
Graham Potter’s side were without a win in their last five top-flight matches prior to facing West Ham on Sunday, a run that under normal circumstances would be cause for optimism. Where previously Arsenal had made a habit of seeing off the weaker sides in the division, their current plight means no team, under whatever spell of form, are an easy target.
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Take away the Chelsea win and Arteta’s side are still majorly weak. Those three points lift the mood considerably, yet can’t be hailed unless they’re used as a springboard for improvement rather than a stop-gap in mediocrity.
In the six Premier League meetings since the Seagulls achieved promotion, Arsenal have accumulated a miserly five points, winning only on the first encounter between the two and going winless in the previous five.
Arteta won’t let his side get carried away after Boxing Day, neither should supporters. Falter here and we’ll be right back where we were. It’s all about momentum.
Here is your preview for Tuesday’s Premier League clash.