Arsenal 1-3 Brighton LIVE! Gunners out - Carabao Cup result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Arsenal 1-3 Brighton LIVE! Gunners out - Carabao Cup result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Arsenal vs Brighton - LIVE!

A much-changed Arsenal side crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Brighton as debutant goalkeeper Karl Hein had a night to forget. The Gunners sit top of the Premier League and qualified as winners of their Europa League group, but Mikel Arteta made 10 alterations for the tie and Brighton came from behind to win 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

Eddie Nketiah finished off a fine move to put the home side ahead before Hein fell over and conceded a penalty all in one motion as former Arsenal man Danny Welbeck levelled from the spot.

Two breakaway goals after the interval, firstly through substitute Kaoru Mitoma and then Tariq Lamptey, saw Brighton advance to round four. It was a first home defeat in 12 games for Arsenal, the last also coming at the hands of the Seagulls, who have now lost just one of their last five visits.

Arsenal vs Brighton latest news

  • GOAL! Lamptey doubles advantage

  • GOAL! Mitoma gives Brighton the lead

  • POST! Nketiah almost gets second of the match

  • GOAL! Welbeck equalises from the penalty spot

  • GOAL! Nketiah puts Arsenal in front

Arsenal FC 1 - 3 Brighton & Hove Albion FC

Arsenal crash out of Carabao Cup

22:53 , Matt Verri

This Carabao Cup tie against Brighton was meant to be a moment for Arsenal’s fringe players to shine, but instead it was a reminder to Mikel Arteta about how clear his first team is right now.

Few Arsenal players came out of this third-round clash against Brighton with much credit as the Gunners slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Arteta made 10 changes for the match, with centre-back William Saliba the only player to keep his place from Sunday’s 1-0 win at Chelsea in the Premier League.

This performance here was in stark contrast to that one at Stamford Bridge, where Arsenal looked like a team that are currently top of the Premier League.

Read Simon Collings’ full analysis here

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Better news for Arsenal fans

22:22 , Matt Verri

Flying high... with a bit of help from Welbeck

22:07 , Matt Verri

Player ratings

21:58 , Matt Verri

Eddie Nketiah 7

Took his goal well and looked lively up top all game. Was unlucky not to score a second when he struck the inside of the post early in the second-half.

Reiss Nelson 7

Is playing with so much more confidence after scoring twice against Nottingham Forest the other week. Setup the Arsenal goal and caused Joel Veltman problems all game.

Read Simon Collings’ full Arsenal ratings here

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Winning run over

21:50 , Matt Verri

Arsenal went into the match on a 12-match winning run at the Emirates.

Brighton were the last time to beat them on home soil and the Seagulls have done it again to end the Gunners’ streak.

Arteta getting sick of the sight of them...

Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:43 , Matt Verri

Not a great performance from Arsenal, who looked like a team that had made 10 changes. Nelson and Nketiah bright sparks, but disappointing the midfield of Lokonga and Vieira never really got going.

Credit to Brighton, who were clinical on the counter.

FT: Arsenal 1-3 Brighton

21:41 , Matt Verri

The Gunners fall at the first hurdle in the Carabao Cup!

Nketiah put them in front in the first-half, but Welbeck equalised from the spot and goals from Mitoma and Lamptey after the break have sent the Seagulls through.

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21:39 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: Holding with a very frustrated challenge, flattens his man. Safe to say that’s a free-kick.

Brighton seeing stoppage-time out with minimal fuss.

21:37 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Five minutes added on, Arsenal need two goals. We’ll file it under ‘unlikely’.

Elneny out to Cedric, still the Gunners are patient on the ball but they’re not doing much with it.

21:34 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Nelson drives inside the box, options outside if he wants them but goes on his own. Pretty wayward shot in the end and Steele will take his time over the goal-kick.

Brighton doing a solid job of seeing this out, for all Arsenal are obviously dominating possession.

21:32 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Arsenal going a bit more direct now, Holding sends the header straight at Steele though. Decent enough chance, couldn’t find the corner though.

Time running out for the Gunners now.

21:30 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Corner swung in by Arsenal, Gabriel nods it back across the face of goal but it’s cleared. Xhaka back in, again Brighton get the job done.

Mitoma then earns a cheap free-kick and Brighton can let the clock tick down.

21:29 , Matt Verri

82 mins: That was very nearly a way back into the match for Arsenal!

Jesus with a brilliant pass, finds Martinelli but his shot is pretty much straight at Steele and he parries it away.

21:26 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Arteta turns to his bench for the final time, Xhaka on for Lokonga.

Time to wind up that left foot for two screamers...

21:24 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Lokonga breaks from midfield, inside the penalty area but he’s made by a brilliant challenge from Gilmour.

Arsenal with just over ten minutes to find two goals, they have a corner. Swung into the box, cleared away.

21:20 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Jesus and Zinchenko are on, Vieira and Tierney make way.

Elneny caught on the ball and Brighton can fly forward, five-on-three in their favour. Welbeck really selfish though and goes by himself, shot blocked behind for a corner. Comes to nothing.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:19 , Matt Verri

Great play from Lamptey there, who left Nelson for dead with his pace. Arsenal have dropped off it since that second goal went in.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-3 Brighton | Tariq Lamptey 71'

21:17 , Matt Verri

BRIGHTON IN REAL CONTROL!

Now Arsenal do have a problem. The Gunners get caught on the ball, Lamptey flies forward and gets into the box before drilling the finish past Hein with his left foot.

21:16 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Nketiah flies into a challenge, free-kick Brighton. Arsenal players starting to get frustrated out there, can’t get anything going at the moment.

Still plenty of time for them to find a goal that would send this to penalties.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:15 , Matt Verri

Brighton fans rubbing salt in the wounds by doing the Saliba chant, but with Mitoma’s name instead.

21:13 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Brighton have got a real lift from that goal, Arsenal struggling to get going again.

Lokonga drifts away from Gilmour, looks to find Martinelli but it’s not the best pass and Brighton can reclaim possession.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:10 , Matt Verri

Well, you can’t say Arteta is sacking this off. Two of his three Gabriels are on and he’s sent Partey and Odegaard to warm up too.

21:09 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Here are the two Arsenal changes. Marquinhos and Saliba off, Martinelli and Gabriel on.

Martinelli with the recent lift of being named in the Brazil World Cup squad - can he celebrate that with a starring cameo?

21:07 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Looks like Martinelli and Gabriel will be the two to come on almost immediately.

Emirates crowd try to rally the Gunners, that Brighton goal is a real blow after what was a positive start to the half from the hosts.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:05 , Matt Verri

That goal comes after a period of dominance from Arsenal. Fair play to Mitoma, who has been in good form of late, as it’s a lovely finish. Let’s see what changes Arteta makes now.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-2 Brighton | Kaoru Mitoma 58'

21:04 , Matt Verri

BRIGHTON IN FRONT!

Came on at the break and Mitoma has put the Seagulls in front. Sharp counter, comes to Mitoma and it’s a lovely finish.

21:01 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Ball pinged out to Nelson, drives at his man but can’t find the space to get a shot away.

Turns back, finds Tierney but the chance has gone for Arsenal as they slow things up. Need to get the goal while they’re this dominant.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

21:00 , Matt Verri

Nketiah been much brighter tonight. Just looks so much more comfortable through the middle than out wide.

20:59 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Chaos in the Brighton box, Steele denies Arsenal though.

Nketiah goes close, great save from the goalkeeper. Lokonga with his fourth effort of the half already, plenty of space inside the box but misses the target. Not too far away.

20:58 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Arsenal pressing much higher up the pitch since the restart, not making it easy for Brighton at the back.

Marquinhos on his left foot, shot is blocked by Gross. Arsenal stay on the attack through Tierney, pressure building.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:56 , Matt Verri

More good play from Nketiah as he smashes the post. Along with Nelson he has been Arsenal’s best player tonight. So close to making it 12 goals in 12 Carabao Cup games.

20:55 , Matt Verri

49 mins: So close from Nketiah!

He’s inches away from his second goal of the night, hammered at goal and it smashes back off the post. Brighton survive.

20:53 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Nice move from Brighton, ends with the ball being played into the box and Lamptey throws himself at it. Hein does well to claim it.

Seagulls have strengthened at the break - how long until Arsenal do likewise?

Back underway!

20:51 , Matt Verri

Gross and Mitoma on for Brighton, Caicedo and March the two to make way.

Up and running again at the Emirates.

20:48 , Matt Verri

Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham. Man City vs Chelsea. Liverpool vs Derby.

All goalless at the break. Not exactly thrilling elsewhere in the Carabao Cup tonight!

First-half stats...

20:44 , Matt Verri

Arsenal with 53% possession in the first 45 minutes, eight shots to show for it. Six efforts for Brighton - all the stats are pretty even.

The Gunners definitely have the big advantage if it comes down to strength off the bench. Will Arteta want to turn to his stars? Probably not.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:38 , Matt Verri

A pretty even game so far. Arsenal not really clicked into gear, but scored a good goal through Nketiah. Hein unlucky to give away the penalty after slipping, and Welbeck made no mistake.

Feels like some firepower off the bench could decide this.

HT: Arsenal 1-1 Brighton

20:35 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time at the Emirates - still right in the balance.

Reminder that if it’s still level after 90 minutes, we go straight to penalties.

20:35 , Matt Verri

45+3 mins: Elneny cuts onto his left foot, Dunk gets enough on the block to send it behind for a corner. Arsenal well on top at the end of the half.

Not a great delivery, Steele claims comfortably enough.

20:33 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Three minutes added on at the end of the half.

Another couple of bright moments from Arsenal, Marquinhos having a growing influence on the match. Nketiah then fouls Colwill to ease the pressure on Brighton.

20:31 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Vieira caught by Sarmiento and he’s down again, having a pretty painful night so far. He slowly gets back to his feet.

Cedric and Vieira the two standing over the free-kick out wide. It’s Vieira, punched away by Steele. Tierney’s shot falls for Marquinhos, and his effort is deflected behind for a corner.

20:29 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Saliba steps up from defence, finds Marquinhos on the right wing.

Looks to beat Lamptey, has to play it back to Cedric instead. It’s a decent cross to, Veltman heads it away to safety.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:26 , Matt Verri

Reiss Nelson has been Arsenal’s brightest spark tonight. He looks full of confidence after his goals the other week. He treats the crowd to a few step overs and drag-back down the left.

20:25 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Tierney with a trademark burst down the wing, March brings him down and that will be an Arsenal free-kick. That was a welcome bit of pace, it’s a bit slow from Arsenal at time.

Long ball forward, Marquinhos flicks it on but Nketiah can’t quite catch up with it.

20:23 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Nketiah away from Dunk, looks to find Vieira but the ball isn’t the best.

Comes out to Elneny, out wide to Nelson who shows a nice bit of skill. Patient build-up from the Gunners, ends with an average cross from Marquinhos and Brighton can clear it away.

20:21 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Back underway, Nketiah goes down in the box and he’s convinced it should be a penalty. Referee thinks not, on we go.

Took a bit too long to get the shot away, angle getting tighter and tighter and then he waited to be shoved over. Would have been a soft one.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:20 , Matt Verri

Vieira, who has struggled tonight, now down holding his knee. He has been limping for a few minutes. Odegaard and Xhaka warming up.

20:19 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Concern here for Vieira, he’s been touching his knee for a couple of minutes and now he’s gone down.

Play halted and he’ll get some treatment. Looks to be his right knee causing him problems.

20:17 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Colwill down the line to Lamptey, he can’t get on the end of it though.

Arsenal then play their way through the Brighton press nicely, Lokonga does well under pressure.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:16 , Matt Verri

A moment to forget for Hein as he brings down Welbeck and gives away a penalty on his Arsenal debut. Welbeck so cool from the spot, as he then sends Hein the wrong way.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Brighton | Danny Welbeck 27'

20:14 , Matt Verri

WELBECK MAKES NO MISTAKE!

Back at the Emirates and he’s on the scoresheet. Sends Hein the wrong way, it’s a really good penalty.

PENALTY BRIGHTON!

20:13 , Matt Verri

And the Seagulls have a way back into it almost immediately.

Welbeck looks to go round Hein, the goalkeeper slips and brings the Brighton man down. Just a yellow card.

20:12 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Lamptey waits for Marquinhos to cut inside, the Brazilian does just that and Brighton have the ball back.

Elneny then earns himself a yellow card for his first foul of the night. Slightly harsh.

20:10 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Couple of lovely touches from Saliba, as the fans urge him to shoot from miles out.

Arsenal dominating possession now, that goal has settled things down. And there we go - the Saliba chant gets its first outing of the night.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:08 , Matt Verri

That is a brilliant finish from Nketiah. He is renowned for being a poacher, but he has bent that into the top corner. Excellent from Nelson in the build-up too. The Emirates has woken up.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Brighton | Eddie Nketiah 20'

20:07 , Matt Verri

NKETIAH PUTS THE GUNNERS IN FRONT!

He’s barely had a touch, but the striker once again delivers in the Carabao Cup.

Nelson with the run, shows his pace and power when driving with the ball. Slides it through to Nketiah and he does the rest.

20:06 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Marquinhos heads it straight to Gilmour and Brighton can take control of the ball once again.

Patient as ever in possession from the Seagulls and their build-up play is good too - just need that final bit of quality. Tale as old as time.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

20:03 , Matt Verri

First time Arsenal have really clicked and, unsurprisingly, it has come from good play out wide. Nelson has got Veltman for pace here. He needs to be the out-ball.

20:02 , Matt Verri

16 mins: That’s more like it from Arsenal, Nelson running at the Brighton defence.

Pass inside to Vieira is not the best, shot that follows isn’t great either. Vieira very keen to point out that was due to the bobbling ball from Nelson.

20:01 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Welbeck with his trademark move, bundling his way through the bodies.

He finds Sarmiento, tries his luck from the edge of the box and it’s just over the bar. That wasn’t far away at all.

19:59 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Marquinhos looks to beat his man, ends up fouling him instead. Rare chance for the Brazilian tonight, he’ll be desperate to have an impact on the match.

Brighton with not far off 70% possession so far, looking very comfortable out there.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:57 , Matt Verri

Just as well this game isn’t on tele as Richard Keys would be spitting feathers. Arteta is outside his technical area and prowling around. His team haven’t got going yet.

19:55 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Arsenal’s first real chance to come forward, until Caicedo comes across and swiftly halts Vieira’s progress. Pulls him back and it’s an early yellow card for the Brighton midfield, who is less than impressed with that decision.

That’s helped wake the home fans up after a bit of a sluggish start from the Gunners.

19:53 , Matt Verri

6 mins: Welbeck leads the Brighton charge this time, looking to impress on his Emirates return.

Finds Enciso, but Tierney is there to clear the ball away. Arsenal haven’t really got going yet, visitors certainly on top.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:52 , Matt Verri

After me declaring Holding will keep things calm, it is a shaky start from Arsenal. Hein looking a little nervous in goal as Brighton go close from a corner. Arteta pulls Cedric for a chat.

19:51 , Matt Verri

4 mins: In-swinging corner at the near post, Holding flicks it up more than away.

Ball back into the Arsenal box, Hein comes and doesn’t really get there, Enciso should have directed that at goal really. Decent chance.

19:49 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Brighton break into the Arsenal half, shot from distance and it’s deflected behind for a corner. Bright start from the Seagulls.

Visitors on top in the very early stages.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:47 , Matt Verri

Arsenal come in for a huddle before kick-off, with Rob Holding leading the talk. He has got the armband tonight and will be looking to keep things composed at the back.

KICK-OFF!

19:46 , Matt Verri

Up and running at the Emirates!

Here we go!

19:43 , Matt Verri

Players are out onto the pitch in north London.

A minute’s silence will be observed ahead of kick-off.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

19:40 , Matt Verri

A few empty seats here at the Emirates, but it is slowly filling up. Tickets have been like gold dust around here this season. For many here tonight this is their first game.

Not long now...

19:37 , Matt Verri

Less than ten minute to go until kick-off at the Emirates.

Loads of changes from both sides, so there’s a lot of players out there getting a rare chance to impress.

Saliba, meanwhile, has just been announced in France’s World Cup squad. Nice little boost for him!

Arteta on Arsenal’s Brazil call-ups

19:32 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta is delighted for Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus, with the pair making Brazil’s World Cup squad, though wants their full focus on the Gunners.

“They have big smiles on their faces,” Arteta said. “For Gabi Martinelli, it’s his first one and I think it’s a huge achievement to be part of the national team. For Gabby Jesus, it’s great as well because he needed that call after what happened in the last one.

“And for Gabi Magalhaes it’s a disappointment, but when you look at the squad that they have and the experience they have in that position, you have to understand that and it’s another challenge for him. He needs to be ready for the next one, he needs to improve and carry on with the good things that he’s been doing.

“Obviously there is a lot of attention and a lot of media coverage. I’m sure they get asked a lot of questions because it’s a matter of days now. You cannot stop that but we want to keep our players as focused as possible on the job that they have to do for the club in the next two games.”

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Warm-up time!

19:26 , Matt Verri

How Arsenal became real deal

19:19 , Matt Verri

As the Arsenal players celebrated in the dressing room after their win over Chelsea on Sunday, they were greeted by director Josh Kroenke.

Kroenke is in London on one of his regular visits to the club and wanted to congratulate the squad on the 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge that sent them back top of the Premier League. The American, who was also at last Thursday’s win over FC Zurich that secured Arsenal top spot in their Europa League group, will be thrilled with what he is seeing right now.

After some difficult times under Mikel Arteta, things have clicked this season and there is a growing sense the project that started when the manager joined in 2019 now has lift-off. There are a number of factors behind Arsenal’s new-found success, but the overriding feeling from those within the club is that the togetherness among players and staff is key.

Read Simon Collings’ full piece here

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Chance for Hein to impress

19:13 , Matt Verri

Last dance...

19:05 , Matt Verri

Arteta makes ten changes

18:58 , Matt Verri

Saliba the only player to keep his place for Arsenal, from the side that beat Chelsea over the weekend.

Hein makes his debut in goal, as Turner has to settle for a place on the bench. Cedric comes in at right-back, Tierney is on the opposite flank, while it’s a complete change in midfield too.

Nketiah leads the line, while Marquinhos gets a rare start for the Gunners. Absolutely stacked bench, though Saka gets a complete rest.

Arsenal team news

18:52 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Hein; Cedric, Holding, Saliba, Tierney; Lokonga, Elneny, Vieira; Nelson, Nketiah, Marquinhos.

Subs: Turner, White, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Ødegaard, Martinelli, Jesus

Brighton team news

18:48 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Steel, Lamptey, Dunk, Colwill, Veltman, Caicedo, Gilmour, March, Sarmiento, Enciso, Welbeck

Substitutes: Sanchez, Webster, Gross, Undav, Mitoma, Ferguson, Estupinan, Turns, Moran

Stand by...

18:41 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up in the next few of minutes.

Both managers likely to make changes, but they’ve insisted they will take the competition seriously.

All will be revealed very shortly!

Brighton have arrived!

18:35 , Matt Verri

Elsewhere in the Carabao Cup...

18:28 , Matt Verri

Leicester and Bournemouth booked their place in the fourth round last night, with plenty more action to come tonight.

Tottenham travel to face Nottingham Forest, Liverpool are at home to Derby and Manchester City host Chelsea in the blockbuster tie of the round.

Man United play Aston Villa tomorrow night, with the fourth-round draw taking place straight after that match.

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Deep run again?

18:21 , Matt Verri

Arsenal reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup last season, where they faced Liverpool.

The Gunners battled their way to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the first leg, despite having Granit Xhaka sent off after 24 minutes of that match.

That left the tie in the balance going into the reverse fixture at the Emirates, but Diogo Jota struck twice to send Liverpool into the final at Wembley, and they went on to beat Chelsea on penalties to lift the trophy.

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De Zerbi: Arsenal have right mentality

18:14 , Matt Verri

Roberto De Zerbi has hailed the work Mikel Arteta has done at Arsenal, and the impact the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko have had since arriving in the summer.

“It will be a test for many players but when we wear the Brighton shirt, we must play seriously and we must try to win,” De Zerbi said ahead of tonight’s match.

“For me, Arsenal is a very important game, I can make some changes in the first XI, but we prepare for the cup as if it is a Premier League game.

“Arsenal is a very good team and Mikel is a very good coach. I like his style of play for sure. With Jesus and Zinchenko they find the best mentality because those players know how to win, they have won the Premier League. They help their teammates to find the right mentality.”

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Cedric set for rare start

18:07 , Matt Verri

Takehiro Tomiyasu is optimistic about being fit to represent Japan at this month’s World Cup, though Cedric Soares is in line to start tonight.

Tomiyasu suffered an injury scare last week when he limped off with a muscle issue against FC Zurich in the Europa League. Arsenal are continuing to assess the right-back, but the initial diagnosis is a promising one and it is hoped he will be able to play at the World Cup.

His absence could pave the way for Cedric Soares to make his first start of the season. Ben White’s move to right-back has made chances scarce for Cedric so far this year, but he remains determined to fight for his place in the Arsenal squad.

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Confidence high for the Gunners

18:00 , Matt Verri

Arsenal come into this match off the back of their brilliant display at Stamford Bridge last time out, beating Chelsea to stay top of the league.

Gabriel’s scrappy goal from a corner proved the difference, and the Gunners could well have won by a bigger margin.

For the Arsenal fans wanting to relive that win, you’re in luck...

Away fans will be travelling in numbers!

17:53 , Matt Verri

Arteta taking Carabao Cup seriously

17:45 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal are taking their Carabao Cup clash with Brighton on Wednesday “very seriously” and has vowed to pick a “very competitive team”.

Arsenal have enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and have lost just twice in all competitions so far.

The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League, while they also came first in their Europa League group to secure a bye to the last-16.

Arsenal’s fine form in the Europa League and Premier League had led to suggestions Arteta may rotate heavily for tonight’s clash at the Emirates.

But Arteta said: “It is a different competition but the purpose is the same, to play as good as we can, win the game and go into the next round. You know there are no second chances and we’ll take it very seriously.”

Read his full comments here

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Evening Standard prediction

17:39 , Matt Verri

Even with changed teams and a different atmosphere in this cup tie, the Gunners are firm favourites.

Their reserves have been trotted out for Europa League action a number of times and will have a sharp edge on Brighton, should they choose to rotate.

A 2-0 Arsenal win.

Brighton team news

17:33 , Matt Verri

Brighton have Jakub Moder as their only confirmed injury issue.

Levi Colwill will hope to earn a shot in the starting XI alongside youngsters Julio Enciso, Billy Gilmour and Jeremy Sarmiento, with Roberto De Zerbi likely to shuffle his pack.

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Arsenal team news

17:28 , Matt Verri

Takehiro Tomiyasu is set to remain absent for the hosts but Kieran Tierney should come in at left-back to give Oleksandr Zinchenko a rest soon after his return from injury.

Matt Turner was back on the bench at Chelsea and should take his place in goal, while the Arsenal midfield could completely change as Albert Sambi Lokonga, Fabio Vieira and Mohamed Elneny are all primed to play.

Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Turner; Cedric, Holding, Saliba, Tierney; Vieira, Elneny, Lokonga; Nelson, Nketiah, Martinelli.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Brighton

17:20 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.

Live blog: Not to worry though - you can still follow all the action right here with us!

Good evening!

17:14 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Arsenal vs Brighton!

It’s the third round of the Carabao Cup, and the penultimate game for these two sides before the World Cup. Players will want to impress in what will likely be rotated lineups, though there will surely also be a bit of a caution from those who are off to Qatar next week.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 7:45pm from the Emirates.

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