Brighton facing injury crisis ahead of Arsenal clash with another key player ruled out
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Brighton have been dealt a significant injury blow in the lead up to their clash against Arsenal.
The Seagulls travel to the Emirates on Sunday for an intriguing Premier League contest, with both sides having surpassed all expectations this season.
The Gunners are hot on the heels of league leaders Manchester City following their 2-0 win over Newcastle last weekend, and Mikel Arteta will know three points are a must if they are to stand any chance of winning the title this year.
Meanwhile, Brighton will have their sights set on European football, sitting just two points behind sixth-placed Tottenham, with a further two games in hand over the north London side.
A 5-1 defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Everton last weekend sent shockwaves around the league, with Roberto De Zerbi keen to get back to winning ways.
However, not only has the Emirates been a fortress this term, but Brighton will be without one of their top performers for the game.
Brighton injury news
28-year-old winger Solly March is the latest name to be added to the Seagulls' long list of injured absentees, after he pulled up clutching his hamstring against Everton.
The Englishman has enjoyed a fantastic campaign under De Zerbi, registering seven goals and seven assists in the Premier League.
But Brighton will be without him on Sunday, along with experienced midfielder Adam Lallana, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a thigh injury.
Right-back Tariq Lamptey will also miss the match, having been sidelined with a knee injury since March. While Joel Veltman Jakub Moder and Jeremy Sarmiento are all also likely to miss out.
However, the Gunners are dealing with an injury crisis of their own, after The Athletic revealed William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko would miss the rest of the campaign.
Saliba sustained a back injury during Arsenal's Europa League defeat to Sporting Lisbon in March, and has not featured for the club since.
Meanwhile Zinchenko limped off during Arsenal's victory over Newcastle United with a calf issue.