Arsenal head to the Gtech Community Stadium to face Brentford in the Premier League encounter on Sunday as the Gunners look to put their defeat to Manchester United behind them.
The Bees stunned Arsenal in this fixture on the opening day of last season, while the Gunners secured their revenge with a 2-1 win over Brentford with goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka.
Brentford go into the game on the back of an impressive 5-2 victory over Leeds and Arsenal edged FC Zurich to a 2-1 victory in their previous game after their last two scheduled fixtures were postponed due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Brentford are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season after a record-breaking 4-0 win over Manchester United, a 1-1 draw against Everton, and the aforementioned 5-2 win over Jesse Marsch’s Leeds side.
The Bees have a surprisingly impressive record against Arsenal and have won 6 out of the 15 matches played between the two teams.
Brentford have won 5 of their six home league games against Gunners and claimed victory in this exact fixture by a 2-0 margin last season.
The Bees have lost only 1 of their last 17 Premier League London derbies at Gtech Community Stadium, with their only such defeat during this period coming against Chelsea last year.
Brentford have scored 15 goals in their six Premier League games so far this season – only Manchester City have been more prolific in the competition this season.
Arsenal are currently on a 23-game run without a draw in the Premier League, winning 16 and losing seven.
Mikel Arteta’s side will be looking to keep up their impressive recent record in London derbies after winning 5 of their last eight away games against sides from the capital.
Arsenal have 5 wins over Brentford from their 15 meeting between them with 4 matches end in stalemate.
Gunners have won 4 of their past six matches against Brentford since 1939, after having one victory in their first nine meetings with the Bees.
In each of Arsenal’s last five games, more than 2.5 goals have been scored in Premier League.