Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Carabao Cup clash

Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion live stream
Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring for Arsenal in the Premier League match against Leicester. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion live stream and match preview, Wednesday 9 November, 7.45pm GMT

Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion live stream and match preview

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Mikel Arteta's men climbed back into first place of the Premier League on Sunday. Having been knocked off top spot following Manchester City (opens in new tab)'s last-gasp 2-1 victory over Fulham (opens in new tab) a day earlier, the Gunners were under pressure as they made the short trip across London to Stamford Bridge.

Their margin of victory was slender - Gabriel Magalhaes scored the only goal of the game in the second half - but Arsenal (opens in new tab) turned in a mature, professional display and were worthy winners. No team in the Premier League has conceded fewer goals than the Gunners, who look more like genuine title contenders with each passing week.

The biggest doubt over Arsenal's staying power is a lack of squad depth, at least in comparison to Manchester City. It will not be easy for the Gunners to balance four different competitions, and we could see Arteta forced to sacrifice one or two if Arsenal are still going strong in the Premier League after Christmas.

Even so, the north Londoners will want to keep their momentum going when Brighton come to town on Wednesday, even though Arteta will no doubt rest some of his regular starters. Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu will definitely miss out through injury.

Brighton (opens in new tab) also head into this Carabao Cup clash on the back of a win at the weekend. The Seagulls overcame a dogged Wolves side at Molineux, with their 3-2 victory moving them back to within five points of the top four.

Roberto De Zerbi is also expected give some of his regulars the night off ahead of a meeting with Aston Villa (opens in new tab) in the league on Sunday. Jakub Moder is the only injury absentee, but the likes of Leandro Trossard, Pascal Gross, Lewis Dunk and Alexis Mac Allister could drop down to the bench at the Emirates Stadium.

Form

Arsenal: WWWLD

Brighton & Hove Albion: WWLDL

Referee

Stadium

Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion will be played at the Emirates Stadium.

Other games

Arsenal vs Brighton & Hove Albion is one of eight Carabao Cup matches taking place on Wednesday.

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Wednesday 9 November and the match is not being shown in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

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Use a VPN to watch Carabao Cup football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a round of Carabao Cup action, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

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International Carabao Cup TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports (opens in new tab) are the Carabao Cup rights holders in the United Kingdom.
• USA: ESPN (opens in new tab) broadcasts the Carabao Cup in the United States. You can get an ESPN+ subscription for $9.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $99.99 per year
• Canada: The way to watch Carabao Cup football in 2022/23 is DAZN (opens in new tab), where a monthly subscription costs $24.99.
• Australia and New Zealand: beIN Sports (opens in new tab) shows the Carabao Cup in both Australia and New Zealand. Sign up in Australia for $19.99 a month, and in New Zealand for $31.99 a month.

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