Arsenal v Brighton preview – will Freddie get his first home win?
Arsenal host Brighton in this game looking to get back to winning ways after eight winless matches in all competitions.
The Gunners have made Freddie Ljungberg interim manager and in his first game in charge, the lads came away with a 2-2 draw at Norwich City.
I believe that the sacking of Unai Emery has raised morale and I also strongly believe that no matter how short Ljungberg’s tenure is, he will turn things around starting with this home game.
Despite our bad run of form and poor start to the season we are still unbeaten at home in the Premier League. That is a positive to cling on to, even if some of those games have been very disappointing.
Our last home game did end in a loss, but that was in the Europa League and under very different circumstances.
Brighton comes into this game on the back of a three-game losing streak, they are behind us by four points, though they did put in a spirited performance against Liverpool at the weekend.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still on a fine run of form and Alexandre Lacazette always showing up when we play at the Emirates, I believe that we can score a number of goals in this game.
Brighton have proved difficult opponents for us in recent games and we haven’t beaten them in the last three attempts, so it will definitely not be a walkover.
In terms of what team Freddie puts out I do not see too many changes from the team selected for Norwich City.
Tierney could come in for Kolasinac and Bellerin in for Chambers, if he is passed fit. Other than that I do not see any other changes.
This is the line-up Ljungberg may go with
I am going with an Arsenal 3-1 win and for Freddie to get his first win.