Mikel Arteta’s Gunners will return to the top of the early Premier League table with victory across the capital at Brentford today. A perfect start to the season was ruined earlier this month at Manchester United but Arsenal have since dispatched FC Zurich as they look to assert their confidence among their rivals.
Only a win will do the job though after both Manchester City and Tottenham leapfrogged them yesterday, on a weekend hit by postponements. With an international break coming up, now will be the perfect time for Arsenal to avenge their infamous opening-day defeat at Brentford last season.
The Bees have only tasted defeat once this campaign, despite concerns of second-season syndrome taking effect in west London, and romped past Leeds with a 5-2 win a fortnight ago. Sky Sports will broadcast today’s noon kick-off on TV. To keep up to date with all the action, follow Standard Sport’s live blog!
Early team news
Thomas Frank has both Sergi Canos and Kristoffer Ajer available for selection this weekend although a place in the starting XI may be beyond the duo.
Ethan Pinnock and Christian Norgaard are out.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, which coverage starting at 11.30am.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action right here Standard Sport’s live blog!
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Brentford host Arsenal today in the Premier League.
Kick-off is at 12pm BST after it was brought forward from a 2pm start time amid the changed-up schedule of games this weekend.
Follow all the build-up, match action and reaction with Standard Sport’s live blog!