Brighton v Arsenal preview

The midfielder served a one-match ban in midweek when the Seagulls defeated high-flying Ipswich 3-2 in the Bet Championship.??

Seagulls manager Chris Hughton can also call on Jake Forster-Caskey (hip) and Craig Mackail-Smith (ankle) after missing the pair on Wednesday night.

Greg Halford stays sidelined because of a calf problem while the Bet Championship club’s two long-term absentees, Kazenga LuaLua (knee) and Dale Stephens (ankle), also remain missing.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) and full-back Hector??Bellerin (ankle) both face fitness test ahead of the FA Cup holders’ trip south.

Fit-again Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil are expected to be in contention for a??start, along with goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, who has been benched since the??defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.

England forward Danny Welbeck, however, remains out with a thigh problem, along??with midfielders Jack Wilshere (ankle), Mikel Arterta (ankle) and Abou Diaby??(calf) as well as full-back Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder).

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