Arsenal vs Brentford: Match preview, team news, and predicted lineups

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Arsenal will be hosting Brentford on Saturday. The fixture will take place at 8:30 pm IST on 19th February at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal will play their 23rd match of the league whereas Brentford will play their 26th match of the league. The Gunners are fighting for a top-four position this season while Brentford have troubled all the big teams.

Arsenal are currently 6th on the Premier League table and have recently won 0-1 against Wolves. The Gunners have improved a lot this season and could have a chance to play in the Champions League next season since 2016. They know that they cannot drop points and must win against Brentford to build momentum.

Arsenal Premier League form: W W L D W

Brentford are 14th on the Premier League table but they do look like a team who can hurt all the big clubs on their day. They have made it tough for all the big clubs this season to beat them. They have already beaten Arsenal 2-0 on the opening day of the Premier League. Brentford will look forward to repeating the result in the reverse fixture.

Brentford Premier League form: L L L L D

Team News

Arsenal vs Brentford: The Gunners team news

Gabriel Martinelli will not be available for Arsenal after his unusual red card against Wolves. The Brazilian received a red card in the same for two fouls and was sent off. The disciplinary record has not been good at Arsenal and that red card certainly did not help.

However, Takehiro Tomiyasu is closing his return as he has started training with Arsenal. Nevertheless, he still remains a doubt to face Brentford on Saturday. There are no other significant injuries at Arsenal before they face Brentford.

Arsenal possible starting lineup

Aaron Ramsdale; Nuno Tavares, Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White, Takehiro Tomiyasu; Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith-Rowe; Alexandre Lacazette.

Brentford vs Arsenal: The Bees team news

Christian Eriksen played a match behind closed doors for the first time since his Cardiac Arrest after seven months. He grabbed an assist and played a total of 60 minutes, however, he may not get the nod to start a Premier League just yet.

The main man Ivan Toney remains a doubt against Arsenal as he is the main source of attack for the Bees. Along with Toney, Zanka and Julian Jeanvier remain sidelined. However, Tarique Fosu is closing a return to action.

Brentford possible starting lineup

David Raya; Pontus Jansson, Kristoffer Ajer, Rico Henry, Ethan Pinnock; Christian Nørgaard, Sergi Canós, Mathias Jensen, Vitaly Janelt, Yoane Wissa; Bryan Mbeumo

Our Predictions

Arsenal 3-1 Brentford

Arsenal looks strong at the moment with only a bit of blip in their race for the top four. They are playing good football which is certainly creating a good amount of chances for the team. However, they will have to be wary of the threat that Brentford possesses. Brentford have already gotten a result against Arsenal earlier this season and are capable of causing yet another upset.

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