Arsenal ARS Smith Rowe (48'), Saka (79')
2-1 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 26
Feb 19, 2022 KO: 15:00

Arsenal - Brentford

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Smith Rowe 48'  
Saka 79'  
  90+3 Nørgaard

Match preview

Tomiyasu still out? How Arsenal could line up against Brentford

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal side could move into fifth place in the Premier League table with a win over Brentford on Saturday

Arsenal’s hunt for a top four finish rumbles on this week with a tricky clash against Brentford at the Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta’s side could certainly take a tremendous step forward with a win against their impressive guests but to do so they’ll have to navigate round some tricky injuries and suspensions ahead of the match.

In defence, Arsenal will be without in-form right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu, who remains out through injury. As such, they’ll turn to Cedric Soares to start on the right, with Kieran Tierney on the left and the typical midfield duo of Gabriel and Ben White.

In midfield, Arteta should have a relatively full-strength stock of midfielders to pick from so we can expect to see Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey pair up in the middle of the park, with Martin Odegaard playing in a slightly more advanced role.

A red card suspension for Gabriel Martinelli will likely mean a start on the left wing for Emile Smith Rowe, with Bukayo Saka taking up his usual spot on the right wing. Which would then mean Alexandre Lacazette playing up front as the club’s typical No.9.

How Arsenal could line up against Brentford

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Brentford
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
11
5
Draws
3
3
Losses
6
12
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
36
22
Goals Per Game
1.80
1.10
More > 2.5 Goals
10
13
More > 3 Goals
7
7
Scored First in a Match
15
3
Scored Both Halves
7
3
Won More > 1 Goal
9
1
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
19
39
Did Not Score
5
7
Both Teams Scored
7
12
Kept Clean Sheet
10
2
Won Without Conceding
8
1
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
9.90
Shots on Target
5.42
3.95
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.11
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.25
3.40
Penalties
0.05
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.10
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.15
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
13
Shots on Target Conceded
4.20
5.20
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.20
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.45
9.80
Yellow Cards
1.60
1.50
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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Suspended

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