Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal: Squad sheets

Bruno Saltor is struggling with an achilles problem so Iñigo Calderón is expected to continue at right-back for Brighton against Arsenal

These two sides have not faced each other since a fourth-round meeting 25 years ago, when Perry Groves scored a late winner in Arsenal's 2-1 victory at the Goldstone Ground. Since then Brighton have been homeless and come close to losing their league status, while Arsenal have won five league titles and five FA Cups. But the last of those triumphs was eight years ago and the strength of the team Arsène Wenger sends out on Saturday betrays how badly he needs another. Paul Chronnell

Venue Amex Stadium, Saturday 3pm

Referee Michael Oliver

Odds Brighton 9-2 Arsenal 3-4 Draw 3-1

Head to head Brighton 2 Arsenal 9 Draws 2

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Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea: Probable starters in bold, contenders in light. Photograph: Graphic Photograph: Graphic


Subs from Ankergren, Saltor, Hoskins, Dobbie, Vicente, Painter, Dicker, Dunk, Ulloa, Vincelot, Crofts

Doubtful Saltor


Subs from Mannone, Martínez, Jenkinson, Yennaris, Squillaci, Ramsey, André Santos, Gnabry, Arshavin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain

Injured Arteta, Coquelin, Fabianski, Vermaelen

Unavailable Gervinho

Match pointers

Arsenal have not lost to a lower ranked side in the FA Cup since they were beaten by Sheffield United in 1996, a run of 33 games

• The last time Brighton beat Newcastle in the third round (1983), they went on to reach the final

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