No one was counting on Unai Emery’s Arsenal to challenge for a ‘top four’ finish prior to this campaign. But the Gunners have surprised many already with five successive wins in all competition following two early defeats against Manchester City and Chelsea, therefore, are in the front foot once again shaking off all shambles.
They will now be hosting Brentford on Wednesday night in the EFL Cup Third Round tie and are clear favourites to stretch the streak to six games clinching a win at Emirates versus the Championship side.
Arsenal have climbed up to the sixth spot grabbing a 2-0 win over Everton on Sunday evening and also claimed their first clean sheet of the campaign. They were the runners-up last season having lost to the Citizens by 3-0 but should keep up the ongoing momentum to enhance the odds of clinching a potential silverware.
Brentford, meanwhile, lost to Derby County this weekend despite a commendable start in chase of a Premier League promotion but the test on Wednesday night will be massive where they must raise their standards drastically to cause a miracle.
Arsenal vs Brentford Team News
Arsenal have multiple absentees, particularly in the backline as the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Carl Jenkinson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac are ruled out with their respective injury woes. Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the Armenian playmaker, is also unlikely to return to action this midweek having suffered an ankle strain a few weeks back.
Brentford, on the other hand, are set to miss out Emiliano Marcondes with a thigh injury. whereas young defensive ace, Rico Henry remains sidelined with a severe knee injury.
Arsenal vs Brentford Predicted Lineups:
Subs: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka.
Subs: Daniel Bentley, Said Benrahma, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Nicholas Yennaris, Ezri Konsa Ngoyo, Joshua McEachran, Lewis MacLeod.
Arsenal vs Brentford Last Meeting:
Their last meeting occurred back in 1947 in a League Division One tie where the Gunners clinched a 1-0 victory thanks to the solitary strike of Paddy Sloan.
Arsenal vs Brentford Head-To-Head Stats:
Arsenal Win: 3
Brentford Win: 5
Arsenal vs Brentford Key Players:
Emery might rest a few first-team regulars but holds the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who are in sublime goal-scoring form.
The Bees boss Dean Smith, however, will highly rely on his star striker Neal Maupay who is currently the leading goal-scorer of Championship with 8 goals to his name already.
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Arsenal vs Brentford Live Streaming:
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