Arsenal FC at Brentford FC 9/18/22 - Premier League Picks & Predictions
The Brentford Bees host the Arsenal Gunners on Sept. 18 for the third Premier League match between these two teams. They split the previous two meetings. Arsenal won 2-1 at home in February after being shut out at Brentford, 2-0, in August 2021.
The Gunners (5-0-1) sit atop the Premier League table with 15 points after losing their first match of the season Sept. 4 at Manchester United, 3-1. Manchester City is just one point back at 4-2-0.
Brentford is 2-3-1, good for eighth in the league behind Liverpool. The Bees beat Leeds United, 5-2, at home on Sept. 3. Ivan Toney scored three times in under an hour of play for the hat trick.
Arsenal has three players with three goals scored this season: Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus and Martin Ødegaard. Jesus also has three assists to lead the team. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has two clean sheets in six starts.
Toney leads Brentford with five goals. Josh Dasilva, Bryan Mbeumo and Yoane Wissa have each scored twice. Mathias Jensen and Toney each have two assists. David Raya has one shutout in four games in goal.
Arsenal is going to be awfully hard to beat. The Gunners have multiple players who are threats to score at any time. Goalkeeper Ramsdale has allowed just six balls to get past him in six games. Brentford has been good so far this season, but Arsenal is the pick here. Final Score Prediction: Arsenal wins 2-1.