Shane Duffy eyes Gunners scalp


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Shane Duffy feels Brighton are in a decent position for Premier League survival but would love to beat Arsenal on Sunday to ensure the job is done this weekend.

The Seagulls sit 17th in the top-flight standings with 35 points to their name and just a couple of fixtures remaining.

Only Cardiff City can catch them but Neil Warnock’s men are four points behind and, with an inferior goal difference, must realistically take maximum points from games with Crystal Palace and Manchester United to stand any chance of beating the drop.

Chris Hughton’s men face a near impossible task on the final day of the season as they welcome a Manchester City side to the Amex Stadium who will probably have to win that match to retain their title.

Therefore it is imperative that they try to do the business this weekend and Duffy, which acknowledging the dilemma the Bluebirds find themselves in, wants his side to take care of their own destiny. “It’s another big game, we can’t take our eye off the ball,” he said.

“We know it’s another huge game so until it’s mathematically done you have to keep pushing for the wins and the manager has stressed that already so we’re straight on it and focused on Arsenal.

“Cardiff have to win both games and they’ve got two tough games but it’s never done until it’s done so you’ve got to keep focused and we’ve got a big one away at Arsenal now.”

Brighton are priced at 8.00 to take all three points while the Gunners are on offer at 1.36 and the draw is 4.50.

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