September has born some tasty fruit for us, and this match versus Brighton will hopefully carry on the theme.

Six games played, five wins and one draw versus Chelsea represents a real turnaround in form for us, a 180 turn that was a real necessity. The thumping at Liverpool highlighted weaknesses not in players but in tactics and mindset, but our recovery shows we have the capabilities to nullify these frailties.

Brighton come to The Emirates in the first day of October however. The superstitious among us may see this as a herald of doom, but we have more than enough about us to overcome the Gulls - don’t we?

A fully rested first team with the flurry of fixtures recently is a huge boost. Our Europa League campaign has shown we have a larger squad than most, as the majority of other clubs who have partaken in this competition have felt the burn when it came to Premiership action.

Not us though. We have the resources in our squad to play a strong eleven in Europe and then play our first team in our domestic league. Two wins out of two thus far in Europe and a strong run in the last month show we can continue to fight on two fronts.

In terms of our first team and selection, we can all expect a much shuffled side on Sunday. From goalkeeper all the way through to the striker, there will be changes a-plenty.

David Ospina is the established cup keeper, so Petr Cech should come back in. Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Shkodran Mustafi seem to be the established status quo in defence, and the settled nature of our backline is definitely paying off - three clean sheets in our last three league outings is evidence we should stick rather than twist.

In midfield, the midweek win in Borisov saw Mohamed Elneny play in the centre alongside youngster Jo Willock, and this presents a quandary of sorts for Wenger. Last week saw a minor change in midfield for the win over West Brom. Elneny played alongside Granit Xhaka in that win, with Aaron Ramsey in the front three. With the Egyptian playing two games in a week, surely this means a changing back to Ramsey and Xhaka in the centre?

Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac should reclaim their wing-back slots, and the front three will most likely see Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez take two of the three forward spots.

The only question remaining is whether Mesut Ozil will come back into the side after reclaiming his fitness. If the German is left out, then the other option would be Alex Iwobi, who has been showing signs of form.

Brighton showed with their recent win over Newcastle that they will be far from pushovers, but it will be their home form at the Amex rather than their away games that will form the basis of their survival efforts. This game is an opportunity for Chris Hughton to grab an unlikely point, but he will have to do it without a recognised striker.

Another win is needed, but that is a ridiculously obvious statement. With United, City, Chelsea and our other rivals in the winning habit, we need to keep up the pace. City and Chelsea play each other this weekend, which means dropped points for one of them at least, so a win here will see us make ground.

With Lacazette firing on all cylinders at home, the Frenchman will pose some real problems to Hughton’s side. It will be tough though, City recently took over an hour to break Brighton down before squeezing out a 2-0 win.

Game on Arsenal. The international break is after this game, so let us all enjoy proper football before it swans off for two weeks.

Predicted Lineup - Cech, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Ramsey, Bellerin, Kolasinac, Alexis, Ozil, Lacazette.

Predicted Scoreline - 3-0 to The Arsenal. Why not?