Arsenal will return to action this weekend when they travel to West London to face Thomas Frank’s Brentford in the eighth round of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Venue: Brentford Community Stadium (London)
Brentford are unbeaten at home this season (W2, D1).
They have scored 4+ goals in two home games this season.
The hosts have scored 15 goals in the league this season. Only Manchester City (20) have scored more goals in the league this season.
They have lost only one of their last eight Premier League (PL) games on home soil (W5, D2).
Tom Frank’s side have a superb record in London derby matches at home, winning 17 of their last 22 at home (D3, L2).
Arsenal have scored 2+ goals in six of their seven competitive games this season.
The Gunners have won six of their seven competitive games this season.
They have not kept a clean sheet in their last four competitive games.
Head to head
In three recent meetings between both sides, Arsenal have won two times while Brentford have one win.
Latest performances in all competitions
Brentford will look to continue their positive start to the season when they welcome Arsenal to Brentford Community Stadium this Sunday.
The hosts who opened their league campaign with a 2-2 draw with Leicester City have continued to surprise many, winning twice since that draw and losing just once–a 3-2 agonising loss to Fulham.
They come into this tie on the back of a huge 5-2 win over Leeds United, taking their points tally for the season to nine points and leaving them seated in eighth position, ahead of this round.
With Thomas Frank still keen on remaining in West London after being linked to the vacant Brighton job, Brentford fans can expect still to see their side produce special performances, especially at home where they are unbeaten this season (W2, D1).
The Brentford Community Stadium has witnessed some special results this season, with two huge wins against Manchester United (4-0) and Leeds United (5-1) the pick of the bunch this season.
And so, the Bees will come into this tie confident of causing another huge upset as they plot a top-half finish in the top flight for the first time since 1937/38.
Possible Brentford starting line-up
David Raya; Aaron Hickey, Pontus Jansson, Ben Mee, Rico Henry; Shandon Baptiste, Vitaly Janlet, Mathias Jensen; Ivan Toney, Kean Lewis-Potter, Bryan Mbeumo.
Injured: Sergi Canos, Ethan Pinnock, Christian Norgaard
After suffering their first league loss of the season against Manchester United last time out in the league, Arsenal will look to get back to winning ways when they travel across to West London to face Brentford.
The Gunners set the pace early in the Premier League with five straight wins. But their winning run was brought to a halt at Old Trafford in Game week six as Manchester United beat them 3-1, leaving them now sitting one point ahead of Manchester City at the top of the table.
And so they will come into this tie desperate to get back to winning ways to ensure that they remain at the summit going into the international break.
Having had more than a week to prepare for this game due to the changes in the scheduling of games occasioned by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Mikel Arteta will expect his side to come out flying and net early against a Brentford side that inflicted a 2-1 win over them here last season.
Possible Arsenal starting line-up
Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi-Lokonga; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli; Gabriel Jesus.
Injured: Reiss Nelson, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith-Rowe
Doubtful: Cedric Soares
Brentford 1-2 Arsenal