English Premier League leaders Arsenal will look to make it 4 consecutive wins in all competitions when they host Brighton in the EFL Cup.
The Gunners have won 3 straight games in all competitions and are out to extend that streak with a win against a tricky Brighton side.
Mikel Arteta’s side are coming off a 1-0 statement win against London rivals Chelsea that leaves them atop the standings with 34 points.
Meanwhile, Brighton beat Wolves 3-2 over the weekend to add onto their impressive 4-1 demolition of Chelsea the previous weekend.
Roberto De Zerbi’s charges are looking for a third consecutive win to end Arsenal’s dream of ending their 30-year wait without a League Cup title.
Arsenal did make it to the semi-finals last year, impressively holding Liverpool to a goalless draw at Anfield in the first leg with 10 men before losing 2-0 at the Emirates.
They failed to win either of their Premier League meetings with Brighton last year – drawing 0-0 at the Amex before a 2-1 loss at the Emirates back in April.
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What time does Arsenal vs Brighton start?
The game kicks off at 10:45pm Kenyan time at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Brighton team news
With Takehiro Tomiyasu out, Cedric Soares is set to make his first start of the season with Kieran Tierney on the opposite flank.
Gabriel Jesus has failed to score in his last 8 games and will sit this one out with Eddie Nketiah expected to start up front for the hosts.
Albert Sambi Lokonga and Fabio Vieira are also both in line to start for the Gunners on the night.
For the visitors, Jason Steele, Tariq Lamptey and Billy Gilmour are all hopeful they will get starts and a chance to get more playing time under their belt.
Danny Welbeck is back from injury and will start against his former employers.
Arsenal vs Brighton head to head
The Gunners have won 5 out of the 12 games played between these two sides, compared to Brighton’s 4 wins. The remaining 3 have resulted in a draw.
Arsenal vs Brighton current form
A 2-0 loss to PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League is Arsenal’s only defeat in their last 5 games, winning their last 3 games in a row.
The visitors have won their last 2 games in a row but they have lost twice and drawn another in their recent run of 5 games.
Arsenal vs Brighton prediction
Arteta is poised to field a youthful Arsenal side but they have enough quality to overcome Brighton on the night.