The Gunners are finally looking up, not down, after ending a long winning streak with a blow to Chelsea

They travel to the south coast with new self-confidence, but are also aware that last season, thanks to Neal Maupay’s winners, they lost the match in stoppage time

Another win tonight will be Arsenal’s 12th Make way before a welcome series of games against relegation candidates is played in early January

Arsenal will have to do without Gabriel, who tested positive for coronavirus, while Brazilian compatriots David Luiz and Willian missed Chelsea win due to another illness

In more positive news, Mikel Arteta is bolstered by returning to the side of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe keep their place on the starting line-up

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Brighton had eight but only one hit when Jahanbakhsh forced Leno to a sharp stop

44 minutes: Arsenal have regained control in the final minutes of halftime but don’t really look like creating anything

38 minutes: Now everything is Brighton! First, a cross from the right somehow evades everyone in the middle and then Jahanbakhsh forces Leno to a terrific near-post save

A clanger from Elneny who gives Mac Allister the ball on the edge of the box. He has two men to choose from, but decides himself for the goal and flies past

34 mins: Aubameyang has had a quiet evening so far, but he’s running down to the left just to get his retreat right behind Smith Rowe

28 mins: Gross seizes an almighty chance when he cynically blocks Saka to make sure Dan Burn gets to the ball first to clarify It’s just out of bounds

Brighton has now started and has enjoyed a long time of ownership all pretty evenly and not much to report

23 minutes: Bernd Leno must be bored too, because he has just started doing kick-ups under pressure from Mac Allister to get rid of it in time

21 minutes: Well, it hasn’t been a classic so far as no side has created anything like a proper opening, all a bit flat

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