Arsenal returned to winning ways at home to Burnley after suffering a 1-0 loss away at Newcastle. The controversial goal which caused Mike Arteta to deliver his outburst over the officiating.
Looking at Arsenal’s performance at Newcastle, The Gunners didn’t do enough to win and will have to improve their away from in front goal as they need to do more in the final 3rd of the pitch. With Saka and Martinelli, plus Trossard in good form, Arsenal will have to do more in the final third this weekend.
The good thing for Arsenal is that Brentford are not Newcastle and Arsenal should find it easier to create chances and score goals this weekend at a place where they have won on their last two visits, one in the League Cup and the other in the Premier League last season.
Arsenal will have to be very professional in their approach to the game and not take Brentford for granted and if they tick these boxes, then they can come away with another three points and maintain their title credentials as with Man City hosting Liverpool, Arsenal can gain some advantage here.
Brentford drew 2-2 with Spurs on the opening day of the season so continue to show they can compete with a top side and despite losing 3-0 last time out away at Liverpool, Brentford went on a three game winning streak, beating West Ham at home, Chelsea away and Burnley at home.
The Bees are sitting pretty in mid-table and well above the relegation zone and have a good squad of players who are comfortable playing in the Premier League and full credit must go to the coaching team, who continue to show they can compete at this level.
Brentford will be looking to start the game better than previous ones against Arsenal and as they showed against West Ham, they can show courage to come back going behind and keep pushing on, which was evident as they put in a top shift to turn a defeat into a win.
Arsenal start favourites in this one and know how important it will be to get the three points, but don’t rule out Brentford making this really tough for them. The League Cup game earlier this season was a tight game with Arsenal winning 1-0 courtesy of a slight mistake in Brentford’s defence which led to Nketiah scoring.
It may not be the prettiest of encounters, but depending on what happens earlier on in the day between Man CIty and Liverpool, it could be a big day for The Gunners.
|Arsenal to win by 1 goal
Arsenal know games like these are hugely important to get all three points and with players returning from international duty, Arteta will have to asses who he will start the game. With Martinelli coming back from South America, he may be rested, so Nketiah could well start the game with Trossard and Saka.
Brentford will be up for this and look to make it as tough as possible for Arsenal. The gunners class show prevail, but it should be a close game.
Therefore in the winning margin market, our punters.pub bet of the day is Arsenal to win by 1 goal with Bet365 at 11/4.