Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 3 Arsenal

Match info: FA Cup - 4th Rnd at Amex Stadium

Date: 26/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Oliver Att: 27,113

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Ashley Barnes 33
Leonardo Ulloa 62



Olivier Giroud 16,56
Theo Walcott 85

FT (ht: 1-1)

  • Last Updated: January 25 2013, 14:03 GMT

Arsenal will be without captain Thomas Vermaelen (ankle) for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Brighton.

Vermaelen blow for Gunners

Midfielders Abou Diaby (thigh) and Tomas Rosicky (calf) are set to be available again, but Mikel Arteta (calf), Francis Coquelin (hamstring) remain out.

Forward Gervinho is away at the African Nations Cup and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski (foot) is not yet in contention.

Brighton will check on defender Bruno ahead of the visit of the Gunners.

Bruno has been sidelined for the past five matches with an Achilles problem but is close to returning.

If manager Gus Poyet opts not to risk him, fellow Spaniard Inigo Calderon will continue at right-back.

Former Spain midfielder Vicente came through his first league start of the season in Tuesday's draw at Blackburn unscathed after recovering from a thigh injury and could keep his place.

Casper Ankergren may get another run-out in goal in place of Tomasz Kuszczak after playing in the third-round win over Newcastle.

Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa is still awaiting his debut following his recent switch from Spanish La Liga side Almeria.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Gibbs, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Sagna, Podolski, Cazorla, Walcott, Ramsey, Wilshere, Giroud, Mannone, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santos, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Diaby, Rosicky.

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