Brighton and Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun is set to taste his first Premier League action in 12 months in tonight’s English top-flight encounter against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
The Nigeria international has been out of favour under the Seagulls manager, Graham Potter and could get a look-in as Brighton will be without Solly March for up to a month after sustaining a groin injury.
Solly who has been a threat to Balogun in the Seagulls’ defence, underwent surgery on Monday and will therefore miss the Christmas period, giving the Super Eagles defender a glimmer of hope in getting game time.
Graham Potter said during his press conference ahead of the game:
“Everyone apart from Solly March and Jose Izquierdo is available.
“With a busy period coming up, it is my job to pick the right combination for the team to win matches.”
Interestingly, the last time the Nigeria defender took part in a Premier League game for the Seagulls was against Arsenal in December 26, 2018.