Preview: Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Arsenal

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Sports Mole previews Arsenal's trip to the Falmer Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton & Hove Albion host Arsenal on Saturday afternoon as they look to pick up their second Premier League scalp of this year's FA Cup.

The Seagulls earned a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the third round and a home tie with Arsene Wenger's team represents an opportunity for them to test themselves against another of the Premier League's top sides.

Manager Gus Poyet wasn't satisfied with his team's display in their 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers in midweek but he may hand the players who started that match a chance to redeem themselves against the Gunners.

Wenger is expected to make several changes to the side that defeated West Ham United 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Laurent Koscielny is likely to come in for the injured Thomas Vermaelen while there could also be starts for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Carl Jenkinson.

Recent form

Brighton & Hove Albion: LWWWDD

Arsenal: DDLWLW

Possible starting lineups:

Brighton & Hove Albion: Kuszczak; Greer, El-Abd, Calderon, Bridge; Orlandi, Vicente, Dicker, David Lopez, Bridcutt; Barnes

Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Santos; Rosicky, Ramsey, Cazorla; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Giroud

Sports Mole says: 1-3

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