Mark Lawrenson predicts Brighton vs Arsenal result
Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he does not see Arsenal’s winning run lasting too long, but backed the Gunners to beat Brighton this weekend.
What’s the story?
A resurgent Arsenal travel to the Amex Stadium looking to make it four wins on the bounce in the Premier League.
There was very cautious optimism after the victories over Norwich and Burnley. But the fans were given plenty to smile about after a stunning first-half display against Tottenham in the North London derby.
Of course, Spurs are not in a good place right now. So Mikel Arteta has not yet silenced all of his doubters.
And in Brighton, Arsenal are set to face one of the surprise pace-setters in the Premier League this term.
The Seagulls would have gone top of the table with a win over Crystal Palace on Monday. Ultimately, Neal Maupay scored late on to earn them a point.
Lawrenson has suggested that the Arsenal bubble will burst before too long. But he did still back Arteta’s men to win at the weekend.
“The Seagulls have made a really impressive start to the season, but Arsenal are on a bit of a roll at the moment,” he told BBC Sport, as he predicted a 2-0 win for the visitors.
“That run won’t last for too long – not a lot has changed about the Gunners, really, because I still think they will go on streaks of good or bad results just like last season – but they will be smiling on Saturday evening anyway.”
Arsenal yet to prove where they really sit in Premier League after mixed start
It is still incredibly difficult to work out what kind of season Arsenal are set for.
Defeats against Chelsea and Manchester City were largely expected. And wins over Norwich and Burnley hardly capture the imagination of the crowd.
Brentford are going to beat a lot of good teams this term. Meanwhile, Spurs are sliding down the table at an alarming rate.
Brighton are playing well and sitting sixth in the table. So a victory over Graham Potter’s side would actually be a real statement from Arsenal.
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