Brentford welcome Arsenal after both teams had different outcomes in the previous gameweek. Brentford put up an incredible display against Leeds and were clear winners in a 5-2 scoreline. Arsenal went to Old Trafford and dominated possesion only to lose 3-1 to Manchester United. The team showed their lack of composure and clinical finishing against Big six to come up empty-handed. The Gunners have had two matches postponed since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II was announced during their Europa League victory over Swiss side FC Zurich last week.
Brentford duo Christian Norgaard and Ethan Pinnock are expected to miss the game, but Thomas Frank is hopeful that Sergi Canos will be back in the squad.
Elneny is set for a sustained period on the sidelines after suffering a significant hamstring injury in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Fulham. The Egyptian only came into the side to fill in for Thomas Partey, who missed the match due to a thigh problem picked up in training.
Partey is only expected be back on the bench after missing four weeks with injury. His record since joining the club from Atletico Madrid in 2020 is a concern for Arteta. Ramsdale and Odegaard featured against Manchester United and the latter might be rested for Fabio Vieira, who looked good during his subsititue appearance.
Zinchenko picked up a muscular problem and is set for a two-week absence, so Kieran Tierney will once again start at left-back for the Gunners.
Arsenal, who are also keeping their fingers crossed over Emile Smith Rowe and Cedric Soares after the pair missed out against Zurich. Reiss Nelson is a definite absentee for the Gunners, meanwhile, due to a thigh problem.
Player to watch out for- Ivan Toney
Ivan Toney, who has been dubbed to have the “mindset of a lion”, according to Brentford manager Thomas Frank. Toney has taken well to the Premier League not just in terms of his goal-scoring numbers, but also with respect to his all-round game. His ability to hold up the ball and bring the likes of Bryan Mbeumo into play has caught the eye of a number of Premier League clubs.The 26-year-old has featured in all of Brentford’s games this season.He currently has five goals and two assists in just six outings. Three of his goals came last week when he bagged an impressive hat trick against Leeds United. Toney is currently left with three years on his contract. Transfer Market values him at a whooping €35m, although he is likely to cost significantly more than this.
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Arsenal Predicted Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1):
Aaron Ramsdale (GK); Tomiyasu (RB), William Saliba (CB), Gabriel (CB), Zinchenko (LB); Granit Xhaka (CDM), Lokonga (CDM); Saka (RW), Fábio Vieira (CAM), Gabriel Martinelli (LW); Gabriel Jesus (ST)
Predicted Score: Brentford 0-2 Arsenal
Arsenal will get their season back on track with Gabriel Jesus to score twice and continue their winning momentum.This could be a very tricky match for Arsenal, as they come off the back off their first disappointment in the early stages of the new Premier League season. The Gunners have been excellent thus far, though, and we are expecting Arteta’s side to put a sixth straight victory on the board.
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