ARSENAL finally re-enters the field after a forced delay in games following the death of the Queen.
Losing 3-1 at Manchester United in their last Premier League game, the Gunners now meet the Bees with England newcomer Ivan Toney leading the line.
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Commenting on the decision to call up Toney, England manager Gareth Southgate said: “With Ivan Toney we’ve been following him for a long time.
“I had a good chat with Thomas Frank about him last season.
“His form and qualities – not only his scoring chances but also his technical ability, build-up play and header ability – give us a different threat than some of the other players we might pick.”
Toney has been included in the England squad for the games against Italy and Germany from next week.
When does Brentford play Arsenal?
Brentford vs Arsenal takes place on Sunday 18th September.
The game starts at 12 o’clock.
The game was moved forward from its original 2:00 p.m. kick-off. This is due to police concerns surrounding the Queen’s laying out and funeral the next day.
Arsenal said: “The earlier start was agreed following talks between the Premier League, the Metropolitan Police, Brentford and us following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
What live stream and tv channel is Brentford vs Arsenal?
Brentford vs Arsenal is broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Sky Sports begins its coverage at 11.30am.
- Brentford Team: Raya, Hickey, Ajer, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Janelt, Jensen, Dasilva, Mbuemo, Toney.
- Arsenal team: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Vieira, Martinelli, Jesus.
Stay up to date with the latest information from Brentford Community Stadium…
Thomas Frank looks set to play a back five for today’s competition, bringing Ajer at the expense of Baptiste.
Dasilva also returns to the team, Lewis-Potter falls to the bench.
Raya, Hickey, Ajer, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Janelt, Jensen, Dasilva, Mbeumo, Toney
Vieira and Partey start for the Gunners
Arteta makes three changes from the side that lost to Manchester United two weeks ago.
Tierney replaces the injured Zinchenko at left-back while Partey returns to midfield and Lokonga falls to the bench.
New signing Vieira makes his first appearance for the club after an impressive performance against Zürich in midweek.
Xhaka receives the captain’s armband in Odegaard’s absence
Ramsdale, Tierney, Gabriel, White, Saliba, Xhaka, Partey, Vieira, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus
The stage is set
It’s a sunny day in South West London.
Kick-off is just over an hour away. The next lineups!
Odegaard not in the squad
Reportedly, Martin Odegaard has not traveled with the Arsenal squad.
The Norwegian was thought to have a punch that will put him out of action today despite yesterday’s practice session.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is also out with a muscle problem.
However, the good news for Gunners fans is that Thomas Partey is fit and available again.
Out for revenge
When those two sides last met at Brentford Community Stadium, the Bees stole all three points in a 2-0 win that sent shockwaves through the Premier League on their return to the top flight.
The defeat dropped Arsenal to the bottom of the Premier League and sparked a three-game losing streak that saw fans call for their manager to be sacked.
A year later, supporters find themselves in a very different situation. Mikel Arteta has just won the Manager of the Month award after scoring 15 points out of a possible 18 and fans are dreaming of their first league title since the 2003/2004 season.
Welcome to Brentford v Arsenal
Good morning and welcome to this lunchtime London derby as in-form Brentford host a Gunners side hoping to go top of the league with a win today.
The Bees have been impressive on home turf this season, claiming their two wins at Brentford Community Stadium. Thomas Frank will be particularly confident going into this clash having won a whopping 17 of his last 22 London derbies at home.
Arsenal will be hoping to stop that run and put the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United in the last round behind them and steal all three points from ninth-placed Brentford.
The visitors have performed well away from home this season, scoring in both halves in two of their last three away games.
The action is scheduled for 12pm sharp in South West London and we’ll be bringing you all the team information shortly as we build on the promises of becoming a Belter!
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