It has been a testing 12 months at times for the Gunners, who missed out on a top-four finish before putting together a sterling start to this campaign – something they likely would have struggled to do while juggling a Champions League campaign.
But they are not the only team looking to end a fine year with a bang as Brighton eye a spot in the top six.
Roberto De Zerbi has carried on where Graham Potter left off and the Seagulls can take confidence from knocking Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup only last month.
Here is how to tune in…
How to watch Brighton vs Arsenal
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football, with coverage starting at 5pm before a 5.30pm GMT kick-off.
Live stream: Fans can also watch the action live online via the Sky go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.