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Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion match thread: wrapping up

Fans return to the Emirates as the Gunners close out the Premier League season.

Arsenal v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates today to close out the Premier League season. We’ve made it, y’all. It’s been a disappointing season for our beloved Gunners, but they’ve still got a chance to put a gloss (?) on the campaign with a win and some help. Arsenal will qualify for the Europa Conference League, the new, third-tier competition, if they beat the Seagulls and both Tottenham and Everton do not win. Arguably more importantly, should the Gunners win and Spurs lose, we’ll be celebrating St. Totteringham’s day for the first time in five years.

Arsenal bested Brighton earlier this season 1-0 right before the turn of the new year, but the Seagulls have been a bugaboo team for the Gunners lately. You have to go back to October 2017 to find an Arsenal win. Until this past December, Brighton were unbeaten in five against Arsenal (3W, 2D).

Arsenal will be without David Luiz and Hector Bellerin. Luiz said his goodbyes to his Arsenal teammates and was feted in the locker room on Friday. Bellerin, sadly, may have also played his last match for the Gunners, as he’s being heavily linked with a move away from the Emirates this summer. It shouldn’t matter, but Mat Ryan is unavailable today because Brighton are his parent club.

Graham Potter will be without a number of players, most of whom he’s been missing for a while now. Davy Propper misses out with an ankle problem, as does Solly March (knee), Tariq Lamptey (hamstring), Joel Veltman (calf), and Danny Welbeck (hamstring). Our old favorite Neal Maupay had a game added to his suspension for a red card and will not be available.

Arsenal - Leno, Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Pepe, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang

Brighton - Sanchez, White, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Trossard, Gross, Moder, Jahanbakhsh, Burn

WHAT: Arsenal vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
WHERE: The Emirates
WHEN: Sunday May 23rd, 8 AM PT | 11 AM ET | 4 PM BT
US TV: Not broadcast. Streaming on Peacock.

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