Arsenal will be hoping to achieve a vital away victory today in order to pile pressure on London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea who are currently above them in Premier League standings.

Manager Unai Emery has decided to play Lucas Torreira today even though he is only one yellow card from being given a one-match suspension.

If Torreira does receive a card from today’s referee, he would miss Arsenal’s mouthwatering clash with Liverpool on December 29.

Emery has insisted he does not expect Torreira to hold anything back in today’s game.

He said: “We are going to play the next match in Brighton and we are going to play at full-strength, not considering other options or playing with precautions.

“No, no, because it is the same three points that is in Brighton and in Liverpool. We are going to play first in Brighton and it is a tough match.

“It is difficult and we need every player 100 percent focused to do all they can on the pitch for the win.

“I don’t want him to think of the possibility of sanctions for one more yellow card. I don’t want him to think about that.”

Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League and are currently tied with Chelsea with 37 points.

Meanwhile, Brighton are in 13th place after having won only six of their 18 ties so far.

The Seagulls will surely be hoping to maximise their home advantage and upset travelling fans today.

How to watch Brighton vs Arsenal online

Coverage of today’s Premier League game between Brighton and Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky channel 401, Sky HD 855, Virgin channel 511) and Sky Sports Premier League (Sky channel 402, Sky HD 856, Virgin channel 512).

The pre-match build-up starts at 5pm on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event before kick-off at 5.15pm.

This means that all the action can be followed on your desktop or laptop via the Sky Go app, which if you’re an existing customer, is also available on iOS and Android smartphone and tablet devices.

Sky Go is also available on a number of platforms including Amazon Fire devices, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Playstation 3, PS4 and Xbox One.

The Sky Sports app, available to download on iOS and Android devices, will also be providing live text coverage and updates.

If you’re not currently a Sky Sports customer but can’t stand to miss out on the action, you can add the channels to your box via a NOW TV subscription.

Day passes, which let you add Sky Sports channels for 24 hours, start at £7.99 a day, with a weekly pass starting from £12.99, and no locking in to a contract.

Alternatively, Sky One are also showing all of the Boxing Day football today – tune in on Sky channel 106, Sky HD 806, TalkTalk 301 and Virgin 110.

NOW TV doesn’t even require a typical television to use, as it is also available on a NOW TV Box, Chromecast, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, LG Smart TV, PC or Mac, and selected mobile and tablet devices.