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Short corner taken by Theo Walcott.
Foul by Kieran Gibbs on Liam Bridcutt, free kick awarded. Inigo Calderon restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from close in by Craig Mackail-Smith misses to the left of the target.
Jack Wilshere takes the inswinging corner, Shot from just outside the box by Laurent Koscielny misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken short by Jack Wilshere.
Theo Walcott takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
Theo Walcott scores a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brighton 2-3 Arsenal.
Corner taken by Jack Wilshere from the right by-line, save made by Casper Ankergren.
Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.
Shot from deep inside the area by Olivier Giroud clears the crossbar.
Kieran Gibbs replaces Clarindo Andre Santos.
The referee blows for offside. Per Mertesacker restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Wilshere from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Craig Mackail-Smith.
Jack Wilshere takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Craig Mackail-Smith makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Ashley Barnes. (Brighton) makes a substitution, with Craig Mackail-Smith coming on for Jose Ulloa. Olivier Giroud has an effort direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Theo Walcott from the left by-line, Ashley Barnes manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Carl Jenkinson. Theo Walcott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Tomas Rosicky leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Wilshere. Free kick taken by Wayne Bridge.
Foul by Aaron Ramsey on Kazenga LuaLua, free kick awarded. Booking for Aaron Ramsey. Moreno David Lopez restarts play with the free kick.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Adam El-Abd.
Ashley Barnes produces a cross, Jose Ulloa scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Brighton 2-2 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Ashley Barnes.
Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua by Aaron Ramsey. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
Olivier Giroud goes into the referee's book.
Olivier Giroud finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Brighton 1-2 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Vassiriki Diaby.
Shot by Jose Ulloa from just outside the area goes over the net.
Outswinging corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the right by-line played to the near post, Liam Bridcutt makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by Adam El-Abd. Lukas Podolski has an effort direct from the free kick,
Carl Jenkinson takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren.
Tomas Rosicky has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Foul by Vassiriki Diaby on Jose Ulloa, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Inigo Calderon.
Unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Jose Ulloa results in a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Long range effort by Clarindo Andre Santos goes harmlessly over the bar.
Kazenga LuaLua on for Will Buckley.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played to the near post, Gary Dicker makes a clearance.
Foul by Olivier Giroud on Ashley Barnes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam El-Abd.
Ashley Barnes challenges Tomas Rosicky unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clarindo Andre Santos restarts play with the free kick.
Vassiriki Diaby is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes the outswinging corner, Jose Ulloa makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Ulloa on Per Mertesacker. Gordon Greer leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Dicker. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain restarts play with the free kick.
Will Buckley takes a short corner, The ball is delivered by Moreno David Lopez, Ashley Barnes scores a headed goal from close in. Brighton 1-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Moreno David Lopez.
Jose Ulloa is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Aaron Ramsey challenges Ashley Barnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.
Vassiriki Diaby fouled by Moreno David Lopez, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, save by Casper Ankergren.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jose Ulloa manages to make a clearance.
Tomas Rosicky fouled by Dean Hammond, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Jenkinson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Podolski on Liam Bridcutt. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Inigo Calderon.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam El-Abd makes a clearance.
Olivier Giroud grabs a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Brighton 0-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Lukas Podolski.
Moreno David Lopez decides to take a short corner.
Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
Moreno David Lopez concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Rosicky. Moreno David Lopez is booked. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Ramsey.
Inswinging corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the left by-line played to the near post, Jose Ulloa makes a clearance.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ashley Barnes. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Clarindo Andre Santos is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wayne Bridge by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Wayne Bridge takes the free kick.
Clarindo Andre Santos fouled by Dean Hammond, the ref awards a free kick. Clarindo Andre Santos takes the free kick.
Poyet primed for "scary" Gunners
Brighton manager Gus Poyet admits it will take "something special" from his side to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round.
The npower Championship play-off hopefuls will on Saturday host a Gunners side fresh from Wednesday night's 5-1 drubbing of West Ham.
Poyet sent his first-team coach Charlie Oatway to the Emirates Stadium to watch the game, and got the report he was dreading on Thursday morning.
"Charlie went, and he's quite scared," Poyet told reporters. "Apparently they were unbelievable but I'm not surprised. I know the quality they have got and if they have a good day it will be practically impossible. So we need to make sure we do something special ourselves.
"We need luck and we need to be at our very best in every department. We need to put in the best tactical performance. We lost heavily to West Ham last year, and West Ham lost heavily on Wednesday so if you put one plus one it's easy to see the result.
"But it's a football game, things happen, there can be accidents, a sending-off, a decision from the referee. You need to wait for that."
Despite being a former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder, Poyet is a huge admirer of Arsenal and their playing style.
"I don't support Arsenal but I like to watch them, and that says a lot," he added.
"Arsenal are one of the teams I try to learn from. I understand the supporters want to win - I am the same - but there are different ways of winning. You can win one year and then go five years in the bottom half.
"I really admire Arsenal, it's a very good place and the manager who goes in there after Arsene Wenger will be very lucky."
Poyet will make a late check on right-back Bruno's Achilles injury but another Spaniard, former international Vicente, could start again in midfield having returned from a long lay-off in the draw at Blackburn in midweek.
Arsene Wenger maintains Arsenal must put as much focus on beating Brighton as they will next week against Liverpool in the battle to climb the Barclays Premier League table.
The Gunners head to the Amex Community Stadium on the back of their resounding 5-1 win over West Ham, but after crashing out of the Capital One Cup at Bradford, Wenger knows full well the added importance of keeping alive the most likely hope of ending an eight-year trophy drought.
"It has a big importance to me because it is our next game and we are looking for consistency because we know that will be the key for us to be successful until the end of the season," he said.
"It is a possibility of course for a trophy and we do not want to neglect that.
"Let's be a bit realistic and pragmatic and go game to game, but I feel there is a potential in our team."
Wenger added: "Let's just continue to play and not worry too much about who we play, but focus on how we can repeat the quality performances."
Brighton have continued to improve under the guidance of Poyet and Wenger is not expecting their trip to the south coast to be an easy ride.
"Poyet has done very well because he got them promotion and in a position where they can challenge for the play offs," Wenger said.
"Brighton play out from the back, have a lot of possession and a big South American influence with their manager, the players they have, and the way they play, so you know you face a typical away game in the Premier League."
The Gunners have been linked with a string of players across Europe, from Barcelona's David Villa and Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, to Montpellier playmaker Younes Belhanda and West Ham's combative midfielder Mohamed Diame.
Wenger, however, insists Arsenal fans should not expect any "miracle" signings during the January window.
"You have to stop thinking you can sort all of the problems out by just buying players. That is not the case in our game," the Arsenal boss said.
"I am not worried too much about the message I give out (by not signing anyone), I am worried about what we do on the football pitch. The image and how it looks has never been my worry.
Wenger has also seen his name linked with jobs elsewhere.
Bundesliga outfit Schalke are the latest side said to be keen on the Frenchman, along with Paris St Germain, should he decide to leave Arsenal, where his current deal runs until the summer of 2014.
However, Wenger, 63, said: "I have a contract here and I will respect my commitment to this club, always."
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