Brentford vs Arsenal: Prediction, Team News, Lineups

The London derby between Brentford vs Arsenal, which was originally scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday but has been moved forward to 12:00 p.m. because of the burial of Queen Elizabeth II, will mark the resumption of the Premier League.

The Bees defeated Leeds United by a score of 5-2 in their most recent match, while Mikel Arteta’s squad most recently prevailed in the Europa League against FC Zurich by a score of 2-1.

Match Preview: Brentford vs Arsenal

Ivan Toney was called up to the England team for September’s Nations League fixtures, and a berth in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad is in his goals. Toney’s exciting performance against Leeds made his participation difficult.

He scored a penalty, a free kick, and a long-range lob to win the match. Yoane Wissa and Bryan Mbeumo both scored in Brentford’s 5-2 destruction of the Whites. The result stopped Brentford’s three-game winless skid in the Premier League.

Marginally Manchester City (20) has scored more than Brentford (15) in the Premier League this season, with Liverpool only ahead on goal difference. Ten of Brentford’s 15 goals this season have come at home, where they’ve only lost one of their past eight top-flight matches.

Arsenal fans won’t forget their team’s first trip to the Brentford Community Stadium. Moments before halftime, the globe learned of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, leading to a wave of postponements around the nation – some out of respect and others out of security concerns.

The postponed Europa League encounter with PSV has been rescheduled until next month. There were worries that Sunday’s trip to Brentford will also be put off.

Marquinhos and Eddie Nketiah helped a much-changed Arsenal team beat FC Zurich, but Arteta’s youthful crop failed their first genuine test of the Premier League season against Manchester United last time out.

Antony and Marcus Rashford won 3-1 for the Red Devils. Arsenal will conclude game week 7 at the top of the standings if they beat Brentford, but they might tumble to third if Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur also win.

The early pacesetters have gone four games without a clean sheet in all competitions. Brentford beat Arsenal 2-0 in their Premier League debut last August, but the Gunners won 2-1 at home, and the visitors’ underbelly is no longer soft.

Team News: Brentford vs Arsenal

Christian Norgaard and Ethan Pinnock are scheduled to miss the international break, while Thomas Frank hopes Sergi Canos can play on Sunday. Josh Dasilva, who spent 12 years with Arsenal before departing in 2018, might start against his old team.

He will likely have opposition from Frank Onyeka to replace Shandon Baptiste. Keane Lewis-Potter lasted only 58 minutes against Brentford, and with Wissa providing energy off the bench, he may lose his starting spot.

Thomas Partey’s return to training has boosted injury-plagued Arsenal, and the Ghana international is set to play. Will Arteta risk him from the start? Arsenal is without Reiss Nelson, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe (groin), and Cedric Soares (knock).

Ben White’s exclusion from the England team was shocking, although Oleksandr Zinchenko has a muscle ailment. Kieran Tierney will start at left-back for the Gunners in Zinchenko’s absence.

  • Brentford Lineup: Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Jensen, Janelt, Dasilva, Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.
  • Arsenal Lineup: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Lokonga, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus.

Our Prediction: Brentford 2-2 Arsenal

In light of the fact that Toney is wreaking havoc in the Premier League and that he has been energized by his call-up to the England squad, a potent Brentford attack should have plenty of success in front of goal against an Arsenal defense that has been a little weak in recent matches.

Given the influence that he has had on the Arsenal squad so far, the loss of Zinchenko will be felt; nevertheless, Arteta’s side responds well to conceding, and we can imagine an interesting London derby concluding all square as Arsenal risk losing their hold on the first place.

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