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We simulated Arsenal vs Brentford to get a Premier League score prediction

Arsenal welcome Brentford to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, so we simulated the clash to see what could happen

Arsenal can make it eight Premier League wins in a row and go top of the table when they take on London rivals Brentford on Saturday afternoon.

The most in-form team in the Premier League, Arsenal have been in unstoppable form in 2024, winning every game of the new year tremendously. 31 goals scored and just three conceded in seven games has left the Gunners just two points off top spot, with their goal difference now the best in the league.

Mikel Arteta’s side enter the clash on the back of a 6-0 win over Sheffield United in their last outing, with six different players getting on the scoresheet. The last meeting between Arsenal and Brentford ended in a 1-0 win for the Gunners, with Kai Havertz scoring an 89th-minute winner at the Gtech Community Stadium.

So, can Arsenal go top of the Premier League before Liverpool and Manchester City’s clash on Sunday? Let’s take a look

Arsenal vs Brentford simulated to get a score prediction
To complete this simulation, we used EA FC 24 and updated the squads with the latest injuries and suspensions.

We predict that Arsenal could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Havertz, Odegaard; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Brentford started on top at the Emirates as they tested Aaron Ramsdale multiple times early on, but it was Arsenal who eventually took the lead early on. Gabriel Martinelli’s shot from a narrow-angle was pushed wide of the goal by Mark Flekken, but only into the path of Bukayo Saka who tapped into an empty net.

After going ahead, Arsenal controlled the game, and the situation got even better when Brentford were reduced to 10 men when Kristoffer Ajer was sent off for a dangerous challenge. Arteta made three substitutes in the 59th minute as the game went flat, and it didn’t take long for one of the new additions to make an impact.

As a Brentford corner was swung into the box, Gabriel cleared to Jorginho on the edge of the box who launched a long ball forward. Martin Odegaard picked up the ball with Gabriel Jesus in support, and after threading a pass through to the Brazilian, he fired home one-on-one to make it 2-0.

With a two-goal lead and a man advantage, Arsenal were cruising at the Emirates. The Bees were offering little threat to the Gunners’ back line, and with two minutes to go, Jesus grabbed his second and Arsenal’s third of the afternoon.

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