Opta stats - top four slipping away for Arsenal? On average in direct matches both teams scored a 2.
After 24 straight years in European competition, the streak has been broken.
Sky Sports Arena begin their coverage 10 minutes before kick off at 3.
However, the Gunners will be expected to have too much class for the Seagulls and get their first three points of the year on the board.
It's fantastic for the boys, really pleased for them, the performance was really good and the result is even better.
The match is a part of the.
The match itself is likely to a sideshow to the planned protests against Arsenal's owners Stan and Josh Kroenke who have come under increased scrutiny since their decision to sign the club up to the European Super League.
It was his 20th involvement in a goal this season.