Arsenal will be among familiar surroundings on Saturday as they get ready to host Brentford in what will be a hugely important game, so let’s take a look at the latest team news.
It will be a crucial match for the Gunners as they recently just lost their second game of the season. A failure to get the three points in this match will start to put more pressure on them and that is not a good thing.
As for the team news, there are a couple of players who are on the road to recovery. Gabriel Jesus is continuing to get better and has already started some activities. The same goes for Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson, both of whom have made progress but not in time for the weekend.
There are still some concerns over the availability of Thomas Partey and that is something Mikel Arteta will have to take a call on.
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The hosts produced one of their best performances of the season the last time these two teams met. A repeat of that level of play will certainly make Arteta a happy man as it can help procure the three points.
To get the better of the Bees, the Gunners need to be intense in their pressing and precise in their passing. Otherwise it can lead to problems and that is one thing you want to avoid against an opponent such as this.
While the threat of Ivan Toney is looming large, the north Londoners also need to look out for set pieces. Or else, they could end up paying the same price they did at Goodison Park. If the aerial threat is handled, that vastly improves the hosts’ chances of winning.
Arsenal have been in this position once before this season when they lost their first match. A strong response will not only help the fans breath easy but will also make the other clubs aware of what this team is made of. Getting the three points will not be easy but it has to be done against a tough opponent.