Arsenal v Brentford Preview: Team News, Stats, H2H And Prediction

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Arsenal hosts Brentford at the Emirates and they will be seeking to build on their stunning win over Wolves and put a stop to their erratic form.

Arsenal v Brentford Preview: Team News, Stats, H2 And Prediction

After losing to the newly promoted side at the Brentford Community Stadium on the opening day, Mikel Arteta will have unfinished business with Thomas Frank’s side.

It gave the Gunners an unfavorable start, and Arteta will be eager to put that right as they aim for a top-four finish this weekend.

Brentford, on the other hand, is on the verge of collapsing.

The Bees enjoyed a great start to the season, but it appears to be protecting their blushes at the moment, as they are now in 14th place, just seven points above the relegation zone.

With teams like Newcastle United rediscovering their form, it will only take a few more results to keep them in the relegation fight until the end of the season, but getting another win over Arsenal will be a difficult order.

Arsenal v Brentford Preview: Team News, Stats, H2 And Prediction

TEAM NEWS

Full-back for Arsenal Takehiro Tomiyasu is back in contention after missing two games due to a calf injury.

As a result of his red card against Wolves last weekend, Gabriel Martinelli has been suspended.

Christian Eriksen is not yet ready to make his long-awaited comeback to competitive action, according to Brentford head coach Thomas Frank.

Striker Ivan Toney will be evaluated after missing the last two games due to a calf issue.

Brentford drew with Crystal Palace last weekend to snap a five-game losing streak, but they still need to win to stop their slide down the league.

Arsenal v Brentford Preview: Team News, Stats, H2 And Prediction

The Gunners haven’t scored in a while – Gabriel’s winner at Molineux is the only goal they’ve scored in their last five games – but I believe they’ll find a way past the Bees and exact some retribution for their humiliation on the season’s opening weekend.

MATCH FACTS

Head-to-head

Arsenal hasn’t played Brentford at home since a 3-1 win in the EFL Cup in September 2018.

Brentford are attempting to become the first promoted team to defeat Arsenal in the Premier League since Blackburn Rovers in 1992-93.

The only time they beat Arsenal in a competitive match was at Highbury in April 1938, when they won 2-0.

Arsenal

Only Manchester City and Liverpool have won more Premier League games than Arsenal since the end of August.

Last weekend, the Gunners won their first competitive match of 2022 at the sixth attempt, away at Wolves.

Arsenal v Brentford Preview: Team News, Stats, H2 And Prediction

In those six games, they’ve received four red cards and scored just two goals.

Arsenal is unbeaten in its last 28 Premier League home matches, all of which have taken place on Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Since a 1-0 loss to Newcastle in November 2010, they have gone 32 home league games without losing to promoted sides.

In five of their last six Premier League home games, Arsenal have preserved a clean sheet.

Brentford

With a 0-0 home draw against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Brentford broke a run of five straight Premier League defeats and kept a clean sheet for the first time in 12 games.

Despite this, they haven’t won in six league games since December 2018.

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For the first time in 11 years, the Bees might lose five consecutive league road matches.

They won three of their first seven Premier League games this season, but their next three triumphs have taken place over the course of 18 games.

In all competitions, Ivan Toney has scored in each of his past three Brentford outings.

DATE, KICK OFF TIME AND VENUE

The game is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off on Saturday 19 February, 2022.

The Emirates Stadium in London will host.

Arsenal vs Brentford Prediction

Having ground out a result away at Wolves, Arsenal look in good shape to beat a side in no kind of form at all.

Arsenal to win 2-0.

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  • Futballnews 4 months ago

    Beautiful game, Brentford 1 Arsenal 2. Bukayo Saka and Smith Rowe won it for Arsenal.