- Emirates Stadium
- Arsenal have kept five clean sheets in their last six home Premier League matches.
- Brentford haven’t scored away to a top-half side since the start of October, losing six of their eight trips since.
- Arsenal have won to nil in four of their last six home league games.
Gunners boost top four credentials
Arsenal ended their five-match winless streak last time out against Wolves and with plenty of rest since that 1-0 triumph they can be backed to gain some momentum when they face a ropey looking Brentford side on Saturday.
The Gunners may have suffered some poor results recently but with three of those failures to win coming in cup competitions they remain in a strong position to challenge for the top four.
With five wins from their last seven games, Mikel Arteta’s side are just four points outside the top four with three games in hand on the two sides above them.
Winless run continues for Brentford
Brentford’s season has been the polar opposite to Arsenal’s, with an emphatic start to life in the top flight giving way to a difficult period which has seen them drop to 14th in the table.
The Bees’ goalless draw against Crystal Palace last time out made it seven games without a win, the previous six of which all ended in defeat.
After going unbeaten in their first four away games of the season, Brentford have picked up just two points in the subsequent eight Premier League trips, failing to score in five of the last six of these and not hitting the net away to a top-half side since beating West Ham at the start of October.
Back Arsenal shutout at the Emirates
Arsenal, meanwhile, have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven league matches and in five of their last six home league games. The one exception was a 2-1 defeat when Manchester City came to town, so backing the Gunners to win to nil appeals on Saturday.
Arsenal have scored at least two goals in each of their last three home victories, winning 2-0 on two occasions. With Brentford losing 2-0 in three of their last six Premier League away days, that’s what I’m opting for in the correct score market.
Arsenal predicted lineup: Ramsdale; Soares, White, Magalhaes, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Rowe; Lacazette
Brentford predicted lineup: Raya; Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Dasilva, Norgaard, Jensen, Henry; Wissa, Mbuemo
- One or both teams failed to score in Arsenal’s last five league and cup games
- Seven of Brentford’s last nine Premier League matches have ended in defeat
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