As the first game of another Super Sunday, we are blessed with the early kick off at home to Brighton as we look to continue our unbeaten (at home) start to the season with the game being shown live on BT Sport.
This game will be our third game in under six days, but a winnable tie to try and make up some ground on the other big sides and Spurs. Man City and Chelsea are playing each other on Saturday night, so one or both of those sides will be dropping points.
Our long term absentees Danny Welbeck, Santi Cazorla will miss the game along with medium term absentees Calum Chambers and Francis Coquelin. Short term absentee; Mesut Ozil should play a part as he recovers from a knee injury and Alexis Sanchez should be fully charged and back to terrorise the Brighton defence after sitting out the BATE Borisov game in the week (i.e. last night).
The free scoring Alexandre Lacazette should start up front, and will be hoping to add to his impressive tally in the league already this season.
Brighton’s in-form striker Tomer Hemed will miss the game after his appeal was lobbed out of the FA courts following his stamp against Newcastle last weekend.
COYR, onwards and upwards.