BOSS Chris Hughton believes Albion can draw strength from beating Arsenal at the Amex as they bid for a North London double to virtually guarantee Premier League survival.

The Gunners were the victims of the Seagulls’ last victory and, with Spurs visiting tonight, Hughton says his players will believe more after that breakthrough win against one of the top six.

He told The Argus: “I think it will and I sincerely hope so because you have to draw on whatever you can. What you want is a group of players going into a game confident you can get a result.

“The only way you get that confidence is in the team strength itself and a belief in the way we are playing. But also in performances against some of the top six where they have been good enough and decent enough performances.”

Hughton has also gleaned encouragement from doomed West Brom’s shock win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, which sealed the title for Manchester City.

He said: “It won’t be something that I mention to the players, but the players are very conscious of all the results that have gone on and, of course, any time a lesser team beats one of the top teams, I think it is encouragement for the likes of ourselves that if somebody else can do it, we can.”

Tottenham made hard work of beating Albion 2-0 at Wembley earlier in the season.

Serge Aurier fluked the opener from a cross just before half-time and Heung-Min Son only made certain of the points late-on after Tomer Hemed missed a chance to equalise.

Hughton said: “The first goal was a very fortuitous and we have to take whatever positives that we can. I thought it was a decent performance at Wembley against what is a top team.

“I think probably they have developed more since then. They have had the Champions League experience where they were so close and on another day would have gone through, but I think we can take something from that game.”