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Team news: Mkhitaryan, Monreal, Mustafi, Bellerin

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Here’s the latest update from our medical team ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion:

Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Right foot. Fractured metatarsal. Expected to return to full training in six weeks.

Nacho Monreal
Tight right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion (a) on Wednesday, December 26.
Shkodran Mustafi
Right hamstring. Expected to return to full training this week.
Hector Bellerin
Left calf. Expected to return to full training in two weeks.
Emile Smith Rowe
Right hip. Expected to return to full training in December.
Dinos Mavropanos
Groin injury. Expected to return to full training in December.
Rob Holding

Left knee. Recovering after surgery.
Danny Welbeck
Right ankle. Recovering after surgery.

Pre-Match Report

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal: The Brief

This is new territory for Unai Emery.

In his previous jobs, our head coach would be easing off for a welcome winter break. Instead, he’s trying to navigate a path through a frantic festive period.

It started well enough with that 3-1 win over Burnley but, even so, Nacho Monreal joined an injury list that has lengthened at precisely the wrong time.

While others celebrate Christmas, Unai will be deep in conversation with his players and our high performance and medical teams, figuring out who has thebest chance of getting through games - and getting us results. 

So, although Lucas Torreira is a booking away from a ban, don’t be surprised to see him start at Brighton even with the Liverpool game looming large. 

As Unai says, “we are going to play [with] full [commitment]… the same three points are in Brighton that are in Liverpool.”

And, lest we forget, the Amex was one of the (admittedly many) places we came unstuck last season. A win - and maybe even a clean sheet - would be another sign of progress in this transformative year.

For the very latest injury news, scroll down this page. You’re also in the right place for classic goals, match stats and much, much more. 

The Breakdown - Brighton
Emery quote on Torreira
Team News - Brighton
AN Live - Brighton


Travel information: Brighton & Hove Albion (a)

Brighton & Hove Albion

Ahead of our Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Boxing Day, we have been sent the following travel information: 

“For the Boxing Day match with Arsenal, no trains will be operating on the line servicing Falmer, and all parking spaces on the clubs footprint, and at the universities have now been allocated. However, we will have parking spaces available at our park and ride site located at Brighton Racecourse (BN2 9XZ) which is four miles away from the Amex, however you are advised to arrive early as demand will be high.
“We are also running shuttle buses from Brighton Railway Station, bus stop D on Queens Road, and from Lewes Railway Station respectively, both shuttles commence at 2pm and the location you will be dropped off at is where your buses will be for your return trip.”


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