- Brentford v Arsenal: the problem at the ground and the London derby run
- Brentford v Arsenal and Arteta’s record as manager
- Brentford v Arsenal: the referee and his influence on the game
- Brentford v Arsenal: home/away form, plus tackles, fouls and cards
By Bulldog Drummond
One of the key factors to note about Brentford is that they can take the lead in matches and then not hold onto it, so if they are able to score first, that should not be too much to worry about. In fact, having taken the lead they have then dropped 11 points – the highest droppage rate in the league this season.
Arsenal meanwhile, as we have been suggesting in previous articles, have been doing rather well against London teams of late, and in the last 16 London matches have won 11, drawn five and lost none. That’s not yet the all-time record but it is getting there.
Meanwhile, as we have already mentioned, this is Arteta’s 200th Arsenal game as manager, and he has the best results of any Arsenal manager ever across his first 200 games, and is almost matching Arsene Wenger for his overall win percentage level. And this was the man who the media and their fellow travellers wanted out, because he lost the first three league matches in the 2021/22 season. There really are some very weird commentators around. (Indeed you might like a quick peek at TNT’s comments at the time and remember them when listening to their people pontificate on the match which they are screening this afternoon).
But now, here’s something I didn’t know until reading up on this game today. All seven of Leandro Trossard’s league and cup goals for Arsenal have been assisted by Bukayo Saka. That has turned up on the official Arsenal site, and is being repeated elsewhere but I thought I would mention it in case you missed it. Leandro has scored in three of his last four League games against Brentford.
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