Arsenal FC – Our home record against Brighton

Brighton’s home ground is the 30,750-capacity Falmer Stadium.

Founded in 1901, and nicknamed the “Seagulls” or “Albion”, Brighton played their early professional football in the Southern League, before being elected to the Football League in 1920. The club enjoyed greatest prominence between 1979 and 1983 when they played in the First Division and reached the 1983 FA Cup Final, losing to Manchester United after a replay. They were relegated from the First Division in the same season.

Last game at the Goldstone

By the late 1990s, Brighton had slipped to the fourth tier of English football and was in financial trouble. After narrowly avoiding relegation from the Football League to the Conference in 1997, a boardroom takeover saved the club from liquidation. Successive promotions in 2001 and 2002 brought Brighton back to the second tier, and in 2011, after 14 years without a permanent home ground the club moved into the Falmer Stadium . In the 2016–17 season, Brighton finished second in the EFL Championship and were thus promoted to the Premier League, ending a 34-year absence from the top flight.

Brighton history-

The first settlement in the Brighton area was Whitehawk Camp, a Neolithic encampment on Whitehawk Hill which has been dated to between 3500 BC and 2700 BC. It is one of six causewayed enclosures in Sussex. Archaeologists have only partially explored it, but have found numerous burial mounds, tools and bones, suggesting it was a place of some importance. There was also a Bronze Age settlement at Coldean. Brythonic Celts arrived in Britain in the 7th century BC, and an important Brythonic settlement existed at Hollingbury Castle on Hollingbury Hill. This Celtic Iron Age encampment dates from the 3rd or 2nd century BC and is circumscribed by substantial earthwork outer walls with a diameter of c. 1,000 feet (300 m). Cissbury Ring, roughly 10 miles (16 km) from Hollingbury, is suggested to have been the tribal “capital”.

The ancient settlement of “Brighthelmstone” was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town’s importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses.

In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who spent much time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. Brighton continued to grow as a major centre of tourism following the arrival of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London. Many of the major attractions were built in the Victorian era, including the Metropole Hotel (now Hilton) Grand Hotel, the West Pier, and the Brighton Palace Pier.

The town continued to grow into the 20th century, expanding to incorporate more areas into the town’s boundaries before joining the town of Hove to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which was granted city status in 2000. Today, Brighton and Hove district has a resident population of about 288,200 and the wider Brighton and Hove conurbation has a population of 474,485 (2011 census).

Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas and large cultural, music and arts scene. Brighton attracted 7.5 million day visitors in 2015/16 and 4.9 million overnight visitors, and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. Brighton has also been called the UK’s “hippest city”, and “the happiest place to live in the UK”.

We are unbeaten at home by Brighton – here is the record.

Nacho scores against Brighton October 2017 – Getty Images


This is our final home game of the season so I fully expect that both the team and the crowd will be on top form.



31 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our home record against Brighton

  1. chas says:

    Thanks, GN5.

    I’d imagine there might be a few team selection changes with next Thursday in mind but 4th us still just about achievable.

  2. Sue says:

    Very informative, GN5 πŸ‘
    This will be an interesting game – Brighton are desperate for points & we have that massive game on Thursday! If UE rests players, then so be it! Elneny might play 😩
    One would think as we’re at home, we should be fine, but who knows, maybe Anthony Taylor will have other ideas 😐 it’ll be an emotional one (Ramsey) and I hope he has a great send off… I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚ COYG

  3. LBG says:

    Thanks GN5
    The (home) end of a rollercoaster season that Charle Nicholas describes as very good from Emery given ” his bottom six Premier League defence.” Pretty much sums it up…..and there could still be the cherries!

  4. chas says:

  5. LBG says:

    Arsenal v Brighton clip… when men were men….honest in their endeavours……and few talked about money……
    …..and Chippy ran the game!

  6. LBG says:

    Chas 7.07
    ..and a yeti with a flat cap……waste of a good milk shake!

  7. chas says:

    Haha, brilliant use of a milkshake, I’d say!

  8. chas says:

    A lot’s been made of a couple of idiotic Valencia fans at the game on Thursday.
    I think it’ll make for a very comfortable atmosphere for our fans going there next Thursday.

  9. GunnerN5 says:

    Good morning. well not that good here in London, Ontario – it’s 5c and raining,

    I’m watching the world snooker championship on DAZN (on computer) and Bournemouth v Spurs on the TV.

    Spurs need to lose to brighten up my morning.

  10. GunnerN5 says:

    Yes LBG a strange season indeed, some highs and many lows. The run of games where we went unbeaten put us on a (false) high and it became a deep low when we lost 3-2 away at Southampton,

    That that run gave us hope that Unai had turned things around but it didn’t take long for the reality of of defensive frailties to be fully exposed in a 5-1 loss at Anfield.

    I will be content if we spend all of our available cash, this summer, on our defense – we must stop losing winnable games by giving up soft goals.

  11. fred1266 says:

    Spurs gettin
    G away with murder against Bournemouth

  12. LBG says:

    Pawson by name, poo/shit by nature!

  13. GunnerN5 says:

    Spurs get two red cards, this could turn out to be a beautiful day.

  14. Sue says:

    2 red cards for the spuds πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ come on Bournemouth!!

  15. Sue says:

    Finally.. Nathan Ake 😎

  16. LBG says:

    Now Arsenal, if you dont beat Brighton you should be shot.

  17. Sue says:

    I agree, LBG

  18. GunnerN5 says:

    We can always count on Spurs to implode.

  19. GunnerN5 says:

    Is it happening again?

  20. Sue says:

    Tottenham Hotspur – the gift that keeps on giving πŸ˜‚

  21. Big Raddy says:

    Thank you Gn5. Lovely city Brighton. Good fans, fine manager, hope they lose tomorrow but escape relegation.

    Spurs πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  22. chas says:

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  24. Sue says:

    Another Ryan Fraser assist against the spuds – I believe that’s 14 for the season, sign him up!!

  25. Aaron says:

    Another fine early morning read. Feels like 34 years since the Arsenal have fielded a great team. Oh, only close to half that.

    spuds doing only what they can do, amazing really.

    Well, if Everton do their job, and the Arsenal get a win and a draw- nah can’t happen.

    Do not want to get ahead of myself, but looking forward to the Valencia game too.

  26. chas says:

  27. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Is it sunny where you are? Cold but clear here. Perfect weather for a long afternoon dozing in front of the screen

  28. Sue says:

    I can’t believe we’ve reached the final home game of the season already!
    I’m looking forward to walking out of Arsenal tube station & walking into that sea of red! Gooners as far as the eye can see!! Doesn’t get any better than that! COYG

  29. Big Raddy says:

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