Torreira starts, Koscielny returns: Brighton v Arsenal team news

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Arsenal team news

Arsenal are looking for three points on the road today at a ground where we lost last season.

Other results mean a win is vital, and here’s the team Unai Emery has selected to get the job done.

Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Balogun, Bernardo, Stephens, Propper, Gross, March, Murray, Locadia.

Subs: Button, Bong, Bruno, Kayal, Bissouma, Knockaert, Andone

Arsenal: Leno, Lichsteiner, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Subs: Cech, Mailtland-Niles, Elneny, Willock, Ramsey, Iwobi, Nketiah

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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momozemio

Like this strong XI
3 goals and 3 points, not more… not less!
COYG!

momozemio

I mean… strong XI including Sokratis?

Jijo

Ohh..red card already?

Iwobi’s sock suspenders

You forgot Sokratis

Billy Bob

Is Xhaka going to play in defence again ?

Rambozil

Either I’m still a little drunk or I count 10 players ???‍♂️ COYG regardless!

Gooneron

Blogs, abit unfair on Arsenal to start with 10 players only

BW9

Kola as a LB or LWB? We miss him a lot in attack when he has to focus on defensive aspects at LB.

Paul Roberts

Is it Papa that you don’t speak of Blogs? If so I am excited about this lineup.

David C

I’m in Brazil visiting my Liverpool loving brother, might miss watching my first match in years!

Torreira, no yellows please!!!

COYG!!!

Richie

It’s live (ao vivo) on ESPN Brasil if your brother has cable. Or head to a bar, they are usually more than happy to change channel upon request. By the way, how do 2 brothers end up supporting different teams? Seems to happen a lot in England but wouldn’t happen anywhere else in the world.

Fatgooner

I hope Ozil turns up.

MrT

Don’t worry…. He will

Mesut O'Neill

Yes, he really did ??

Guess he had a back spasm in the changing room.

Fatgooner

Wrong!!!!!!

Deano

Oh dear fats and Mesut O’Neill only one shot in the second half, very little creativity and quite frankly a woeful second 45 mins are you really going to lay the blame on a player not on the field??

MrT

Thank you Deano

Adrian

City lost. As much as I loved Arteta as an Arsenal player, I still can’t forget Pep and his celebration against us. Good to see City loosing. Only bad part, Spuds are second now.

Richie

It’s awful that city lost because now Liverpool are clear favourites and they have the most insufferable fans in England.

ramgooner

We must beat Brighton and Liverpool. Time to behave like a big club

Deano

The concession of shit goals seems to be drifting back into games. Shocking defending..

Mesut O'Neill

Emery needs to bring on Ozil at half time to open the game up!!

Aliyu

Jenkinson will definitely do a better job than lichsteiner.. Emery should use jenkinson

Aliyu

Ozil defensive workrate is appalling ???

Make Arsenal Great Again

This is shocking. Watching paint dry will be a bit more fun than this. Why we start with 3 DMs is beyond me

laudgunner

Stupid decision by EMERY, in a game like this why does Lacazette have to go off. Which Arsenal player is more physical than him??