English Premier League leaders Arsenal host Brentford on Saturday hoping they can avoid a third consecutive defeat.
The Gunners were dumped out of the FA Cup by Manchester City before suffering a 1-0 shock defeat to struggling Everton last weekend.
Despite the loss, Mikel Arteta’s side remain at the top of the EPL standings with 50 points, five more than second place City.
Brentford on the other hand are on a nine-game unbeaten streak in the English top flight and are yet to lose a game this year.
They are currently in 7th place with 33 points and will be full of confidence as they prepare to travel to the Emirates for this mouthwatering clash.
Arsenal eased to a 3-0 win at Brentford September, a game that will be best remembered for the introduction of the Premier League’s youngest-ever player, 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri.
Arsenal are one of two teams who are still unbeaten at home this far into the season, with only Newcastle the other side to achieve this feat.
Brentford have won just twice away from home all season – although one of those successes did come at Man City.
Arsenal will give it their all to bag all 3 points as they look to extend their lead and remain on course for a first EPL title since 2004.
Can Brentford get something out of this game to extend their unbeaten run to 10 games or will Arsenal bounce back to win on the day?
What time does Arsenal vs Brentford start?
The game kicks off at 6pm Kenyan time at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Brentford team news
Despite being impressive last time out, Leandro Trossard may still have to feature from the bench as Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka start.
The dependable duo of Thomas Partey and Martin Odeegard will continue their supreme partnership in midfield.
Up front, Eddie Nketiah has struggled to find chances to score in the last 3 games but he will continue to lead the attacking line.
As for the visitors, they will have to do without the services of Frank Onyeka and Pontus Jansson who are sidelined with injury.
Josh Dasilva will start against his former side, with Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney – who is a booking away from suspension – lead the line.
Arsenal vs Brentford head to head
The Gunners have won 3 out of the 4 games played against their opponents, while Brentford have only managed one win, a 2-0 victory in 2021.
There has never been a draw in this fixture.
Arsenal vs Brentford current form
Both teams have won 3 out of their last 5 games, though Arsenal have suffered back to back defeats since then while Brentford have lost one and drawn another.
Arsenal vs Brentford prediction
It is unlikely that Arsenal will lose a third consecutive game despite Brentford being on an exemplary run of league form. Both teams are tipped to score but the odds favor a win for the home team.