The return from the international break sees a London derby between Brenford and Arsenal this Saturday. Arsenal will be looking to take the top spot in the Premier League, whereas Brentford will be aiming for three points to reenter the top half of the table.
Brentford currently sit 11th in the Premier League after 12 games. The Bees have four wins, four draws and four losses, leaving them on 16 points, five points from the last European spot but only 11th based on goal difference.
In their last five games in all competitions, Brentford have three wins and two losses. Mathias Jensen gave The Bees the lead in the first half but in extra time Scott McTominay scored twice in the 93rd minute and 97th minute to give Manchester United the 2 - 1 win. However, Brentford bounced back against Burnley. Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo and Saman Ghoddos all scored in the 3 - 0 win over ten-man Burnley who had Connor Roberts sent off in the 78th minute.
Brentford became the first team to ever win their first three visits to Stamford Bridge when they beat Chelsea. Ethan Pinnock and Mbeumo both scored in the second half to give The Bees the 2 - 0 win. Neal Maupay opened the scoring for Brentford against West Ham but goals from Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen gave West Ham the 2 - 1 lead going into halftime. However, an own goal from Konstantinos Mavropanos and a goal from Nathan Collins gave Brenford the 3 - 2 win.
The last time out for Brentford was a painful visit to Anfield. A brace from Mohamed Salah and a goal from Diogo Jota gave Liverpool the resounding 3 - 0 win.
Arsenal, on the other hand, sit third in the Premier League. In 12 games, The Gunners have eight wins, three draws and one loss which leaves them on 27 points, equal with Liverpool and just one point from top of the league Manchester City.
In their last five games in all competitions, Arsenal have three wins and two losses. Eddie Nketiah grabbed his first Arsenal hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Fabio Vieira and Takehiro Tomiyasu in the 5 - 0 thrashing of Sheffield United. In the Round of 16 of the League Cup, Arsenal travelled to West Ham. An own goal from Ben White and goals from Kudus and Bowen gave West Ham the 3 - 0 lead going into the late stages. Martin Odegaard did score late on but it wasn’t enough as West Ham won 3 - 1.
Anthony Gordon scored the only goal of the game in the controversial 1 - 0 win for Newcastle that gave Arsenal their first loss of the season in the league. In the Champions League Arsenal hosted Sevilla. Leandro Trossard and Bukayo Saka both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Arsenal.
The most recent outing for Arsenal before the international break was against Burnley. Despite Vieira’s late red card, goals from Trossard, William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko gave Arsenal the 3 - 1 win over Burnley.
Brentford and Arsenal first met back in 1902, but have only played each other 18 times. Arsenal have a marginal lead in the fixture with seven wins in comparison to Brentford’s six wins, with the other five games ending in a draw.