Arsenal predicted lineup against Brentford

By on February 10, 2023

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Following a disappointing defeat against Everton, Arsenal will now welcome city rivals Brentford in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

The Gunners failed to perform at their best against Sean Dyche’s side last Saturday and ended up losing the game 1-0. But, thankfully that defeat didn’t impact the league standings as second-placed Manchester City also lost their game versus Tottenham Hotspur.

So, Arsenal remain at the top of the table with 50 points from 20 games, five points ahead of the Citizens with a game in hand.

Mikel Arteta’s side will be hoping to bounce back immediately in this fixture versus Thomas Frank’s side. But, the Bees have been enjoying a promising season this term, sitting seventh in the table with 33 points from 21 games. So, the league leaders will have to be at their best to come away with all three points tomorrow.

Expected Arsenal line-up

Aaron Ramsdale is likely to continue between the sticks and Matt Turner will start on the bench in this fixture.

William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes are expected to keep hold of their places in the Arsenal defence, while Ben White and Oleksandr Zinchenko are likely to start as the full-backs. So, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney and the new winter arrival Jakub Kiwior will be among the substitutes.

Despite an injury scare, Thomas Partey started and played an hour in last weekend’s trip to Goodison Park. He will continue at the heart of midfield, meaning Jorginho could be on the bench once again this weekend.

Mohamed Elneny has been sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery. So, he won’t be involved tomorrow and Emile Smith Rowe is also set to miss out on this game with a thigh issue.

Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard could start in the advanced midfield positions for Arteta’s side. Meaning Fabio Vieira would be among the substitutes once again.

New signing Leandro Trossard looked sharp after replacing Gabriel Martinelli in the second half versus the Toffees and he is now knocking on the door to break into the starting eleven. However, Arteta is likely to continue with the Brazilian on the left flank and Bukayo Saka will start on the opposite flank for Arsenal tomorrow.

Reiss Nelson has returned to full training after recovering from a hamstring issue, but he is not ready enough to be involved in the matchday squad.

After suffering a knee injury, Gabriel Jesus has stepped up his recovery in recent times, but he is not expected to return just yet. So, Eddie Nketiah will continue to lead the line in this encounter for Arsenal.

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