Arsenal vs Brentford preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal host Brentford on Saturday searching for eighth straight Premier League win
  • Gunners will move to the top of the table with three points
  • Kai Havertz won the reverse fixture late on

Arsenal host Brentford in the Premier League this weekend
Arsenal host Brentford in the Premier League this weekend / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages
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Arsenal will move to the top of the Premier League table with a victory over Brentford on Saturday evening.

The Gunners extended their domestic winning run to seven games on Monday night as they put a woeful Sheffield United to the sword on Monday night, winning 6-0 after taking a 5-0 lead into the break.

Their imperious run has thrust them right back into the mix, and they'll be looking to take advantage of Liverpool's duel with Manchester City this weekend. Arsenal are currently two points adrift of the league-leading Reds.

Brentford recorded a controversial draw at the Emirates last season and pushed Mikel Arteta's side all the way in the reverse fixture. However, the Bees are enduring a dire run of form (winless in four) and are just six points adrift of the relegation zone.

Arsenal supporters will be pleading for no VAR controversies on Saturday evening, although Paul Tierney, whose error allowed Liverpool to win at Nottingham Forest last weekend, is on duty at Stockley Park for this one. Eek.


Arsenal vs Brentford Premier League preview

Ben White, Martin Odegaard
Arsenal have been rampant in recent weeks / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Here's our preview of Arsenal's upcoming Premier League clash.


How to watch Arsenal vs Brentford on TV

  • When is kick-off? Saturday 9 March
  • What time is kick-off? 17:30 (GMT)
  • Where is it played? Emirates Stadium
  • TV channel/live stream? SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Ultra HD (UK) / Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Peacock, UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, NBC (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Rob Jones

Arsenal team news

Sheffield United v Arsenal FC - Premier League
Thomas Partey returned to action on Monday / MB Media/GettyImages

The boss confirmed that little has changed on the injury front heading into Saturday's game.

Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are both expected to be fit despite being withdrawn during Monday's 6-0 win as a result of injury and illness, respectively.

Thomas Partey also made his first appearance since October, but Jorginho is likely to retain his place.

Jurrien Timber continues to train with the Gunners but his return isn't expected for another few weeks. Brentford loanee David Raya is ineligible to face his parent club.


Brentford team news

Ben Mee is a newish addition to the injury list for the visitors after he broke his foot during Brentford's 4-2 defeat at West Ham last month.

Thomas Frank will also be without Bryan Mbeumo (ankle), Kevin Schade (groin), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Ethan Pinnock (ankle), Rico Henry (knee) and Josh Dasilva (knee) this weekend.

Yoane Wissa should start alongside Arsenal transfer target Ivan Toney.


Arsenal vs Brentford predicted lineups

Arsenal: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Jorginho, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Brentford: Flekken; Zanka, Ajer, Collins; Roerslev; Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt; Reguilon; Wissa, Toney.


Arsenal's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

04/03/24

Sheffield United 0-6 Arsenal

Premier League

24/02/24

Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle

Premier League

21/02/24

FC Porto 1-0 Arsenal

Europa League

17/02/24

Burnley 0-5 Arsenal

Premier League

11/02/24

West Ham 0-6 Arsenal

Premier League


Brentford's recent form

Date

Result

Competition

02/03/24

Brentford 2-2 Chelsea

Premier League

26/02/24

West Ham 4-2 Brentford

Premier League

20/02/24

Man City 1-0 Brentford

Premier League

17/02/24

Brentford 1-4 Liverpool

Premier League

10/02/24

Wolves 0-2 Brentford

Premier League


Arsenal vs Brentford score prediction

Brentford are in a rut, and it's no surprise to see them in the position they're in when you assess the significance of their injuries and the underlying metrics.

The Bees aren't counter-attacking proficiently, underperforming from set-pieces, have missed David Raya, and have simply been much easier to play against compared to season's past. Perhaps Bryan Mbeumo was the glue all along?

Anyway, it's hard to envisage a Brentford side short on confidence and less capable of shutting opponents out of slowing down the Gunners on Saturday. Everything Arsenal do is turning to gold, at the moment.

Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Brentford


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