Arsenal v Brentford – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

Arsenal host Brentford as Arteta’s men bid to continue their great run of form and shorten up further from 3/1 for the Premier League, writes LEWIS WILLIAMS.

Arsenal’s title charge has stepped up a notch in recent weeks with their last 4 Premier League games being won by three goals or more.

The narrative previously this season was their inability to put the ball in the net but the winter break has clearly given Arteta some much-needed time to crack the code which started with a 5-0 win over Crystal Palace and has led to 31 goals in their last 7 matches in this competition.

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Arsenal v Brentford
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HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches – 10 years)
NOV 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Brentford 0-1 Arsenal
SEP 2023 EFL CUP Brentford 0-1 Arsenal
FEB 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 1-1 Brentford
SEP 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Brentford 0-3 Arsenal
JUL 2022 FRIENDLY Arsenal 1-2 Brentford
FEB 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Arsenal 2-1 Brentford
SEP 2021 FRIENDLY Arsenal 4-0 Brentford
AUG 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Brentford 2-0 Arsenal
JUN 2020 FRIENDLY Arsenal 2-3 Brentford
SEP 2018 EFL CUP Arsenal 3-1 Brentford

In those aforementioned latest four dominant Premier League wins, 13 of the 21 goals have come in the first half which which tells you the Gunners come out flying at the kickoff.

The trip to Porto certainly put a dampener on Arsenal’s recent successes and a stunning injury time winner from Galeno gave Porto what was probably a deserved win. The pressure is now certainly on Arsenal to reverse that form in London next week, before the international break which preludes what could be a title defining match against Manchester City at the Etihad.

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Brentford arrive at the Emirates after a string of patchy results, some of which against tough opposition, but most recently held Chelsea to a draw in west London.

That match was an exciting end-to-end fixture with 11 shots on goal and 3.73 Expected Goals and it could be the start of an overdue change of form for Brentford. Wissa’s incredible bicycle kick put the hosts in front before a late equaliser by Chelsea’s Disasi spoiled the fun for the Bees.

The 2-2 scoreline that day doesn’t tell you how many chances Brentford truly had and without two bitterly unfortunate contacts with the post they would’ve been runaway winners of that fixture. With a slightly easier schedule to come in future weeks, there’s every chance Thomas Frank’s men can build up a run, albeit it might not be here on Saturday.

VERDICT
Arsenal’s goalscoring threat has been unstoppable in recent weeks and against a Brentford side who have let in 11 goals in their last five games, coupled with the recent loss of primary defender Ben Mee, I see Arsenal piling on the pressure early on Saturday. I’m taking Arsenal to win the first half and over 1.5 goals at 9/5 with starsports.bet

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Author: Eugene Morris