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Arsenal made nine changes to their staring XI when they travelled to to Belarus to take on BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday night, but the Gunners still managed to come away with a thoroughly impressive 4-2 win, keeping up the momentum they have been building in recent weeks.
Arsène Wenger‘s men have been in fine fettle since their humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, bouncing back with a six-match unbeaten run.
Arsenal will look to pick up their third win in seven days on Sunday when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Emirates.
The Seagulls have made a solid start to their maiden Premier League campaign, picking up seven points from six games, enough to take them to 13th place in the table.
But Chris Hughton's men should be no match for the Gunners, who, if they have designs on breaking back into the division's top four, winning at home against the newly-promoted side must be an absolute given.
Record signing Alexandre Lacazette bagged a brace against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, taking his tally for the season to four goals in six Premier League appearances, so the Frenchman will be confident of staring again when Brighton visit North London.
However, Thursday night's free-scoring display in the Europa League presents somewhat of a selection quandary for Wenger, after Olivier Giroud netted his 100th goal for the club, while Theo Walcott will hope his brace against BATE will bring him into contention to start on Sunday.
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