Meanwhile, Brighton are going to be trying to find their first win of 2020 as they return to action following a three-month hiatus thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.Mikel Arteta’s side fell to a 3-0 defeat at the Etihad on the opening of Project Restart on Thursday with David Luiz at the centre of a calamitous evening.
The Brazilian picked up a 3 match suspension after his red card with Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari also limping off.
Arsenal remain eight points behind fourth place Chelsea having now played an equivalent number of games.
Brighton meanwhile restart their campaign just two points off the relegation zone.
To make matters worse, Burnley and Crystal Palace sit only one point behind the Gunners at this stage,
and while it seems incomprehensible for the Gunners to end within the bottom half the table,
they can’t afford any longer performances just like the one at the Etihad if they’re to stay their European hopes alive.
The Gunners are now visiting a ground where they’re yet to taste victory since Brighton’s promotion to the highest flight,
and therefore the Seagulls enjoyed a 2-1 convert Arsenal earlier within the campaign.
The clash between Brighton and Arsenal are going to be a momentous occasion as this is often set to be the primary 3pm
Premier League game to be televised – potentially an honest omen for the Gunners who have won 19 of their last 23 fixtures beginning at this point .
Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion Team News
Brighton’s only concern is winger Jose Izquierdo, who remains on the treatment table with a knee injury.
Other than that, Potter features a full selection of players available to him,
with top scorer Neal Maupay getting to increase his eight-goal tally as he leads the road for the Seagulls.
Arsenal’s injury list continues to compile as Mari and Xhaka are going to be forced to hitch Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers on the sidelines.
Luiz is suspended following his red card against City,
but Sokratis may come into the fold to supply some much-needed defensive protect Arsenal.
In an all-too familiar sight this season, Mesut Ozil was absent from the Arsenal squad in midweek,
and therefore the German might not feature for this one either.
Arteta put his faith in youth products Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock for the trip to the Etihad,
but it might be a surprise to ascertain all three youngsters make the starting lineup against Brighton.
Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion Line Up
Brighton possible starting lineup:
Ryan; Montoya, Webster, Dunk, Burn; Mooy, Propper, Bissouma; March, Maupay, Trossard
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Saka; Ceballos, Guendouzi; Pepe, Willock, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion H2H
This will be only the 21st meeting between these two sides with Arsenal winning 12 of these .
Brighton have four wins to their name with the remaining four games finishing as draws.
Arsenal however haven’t any wins in their last four meetings against the Seagulls.
What time is kick-off?
It’s the return of the “traditional” 3pm (BST) Saturday kick off, only with a big difference.
This time it’s on TV. A landmark occasion worth breaking out the bunting for.
What TV channel is Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion
This is one that BT Sport have. It’s on BT Sport 1 from 2.45pm BST, following on from the Watford vs Leicester early kick off immediately before.
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting from 2:45pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
3:00pm, Saturday 6th February 2021.