Arsenal will be aiming for three more points when they lock horns with Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium tonight (Tuesday).
This game marks the start of an important run of fixtures for Arsenal, who are set to play their next four matches against teams that are in the bottom half of the league table.
Arteta’s men will also be aware of the fact that creating a winning momentum during this period could offer them an ideal opportunity to get back into the top half of the league table.
In fact, they are trailing ninth-placed Southampton only by five points heading into this game so securing a victory against Brighton this midweek could be imperative.
Speaking of Brighton, they have endured a difficult period recently, having failed to secure a win in any of their last six league matches.
Earlier this month they also became one of only two teams to fail to win against bottom club Sheffield United this season. As a result, Graham Potter’s men are now flirting with relegation.
A loss at home against Arsenal could further drown the Seagulls into the drop zone, especially with Burnley having a game in hand.
Brighton XI (4-4-1-1): Sánchez, Veltman, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Pröpper, Bissouma, Groß, Bernardo, Mac Allister, Jahanbakhsh
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Leno, Bellerín, Holding, Marí, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Rowe, Martinelli, Aubameyang
Kick off is at 19:00 (GMT +1).