Who will start for Arsenal against Brentford? (Injury update)

Everything seems very confusing on footballing front since the death of her majesty the Queen, with games being cancelled (or reinstated) willy-nilly by the Premier League and the Policing Authorities, but at least we no know for sure that Arsenal will definitely be playing at Brentford at lunchtime this Sunday.

Arteta was hoping to see his backup players in action against PSV on Thursday, but now that that game has been postponed as well, so at least there has now been a long gap to give our injured players a chance to recover.

We now know for sure that Kieran Tierney has fully recovered and has been called up to the Scotland squad, so it would be good if he could get some match fitness back against Brentford, and Takehero Tomiyasu will also be available for selection. I would love to see them both starting the game on Sunday.

There is much talk about Thomas Partey returning to training, but with his recurring problems I doubt very much that Arteta would start him against the Bees, but he may get some minutes off the bench to ease him in gradually. The boss has also been very reticent about the recovery of Oleks Zinchenko, so we have to expect that Xhaka and Lokonga will continue in midfield for now.

We know Elneny and Reiss Nelson will not be back, and we have been told that Smith Rowe is having a little break and can’t play either, but I think Arteta’s priority will be to try and get Partey and Zinchenko back and flying before we face Tottenham in the North London Derby after the international break…

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6 Comments

  1. Zinchenko got some minutes against Zurich, so he’d likely start ahead of Tierney

    As for the CDM position, Partey will have enough time to recover before the match day

  2. We’ll see when the Arsenal starts is out. But with Tierney being fully fit to face Brentford, it makes it hard for Zinchenko who is yet to be fully fit to start the match.
    But whatever be the case regarding Arteta’s match making Arsenal starting XI for our away EPL match to Brentford on Sunday. Us can only make guesses which could be accurate nail on or not accurately gotten.
    My preferred Arsenal 4231 starting XI for Brentford is as per my below starts making.
    Ramsdale;
    White Saliba Gabriel Tierney;
    Xhaka Odegaard Lokonga;
    Saka G. Jesus Martinelli.
    Though, Partey may not be available for the match. But Tomiyasu and Zinchenko could start from the bench. But still it’s still a very strong Arsenal EPL starts for Brentford I have made.
    Which I believe can dish out a good beating to Brentford to remain on top of the table.
    And since to remain on top of the table and win the League at season’s end is Arsenal no1 priority this season. I therefore have an iron steel confidence in me the Gunners will gun down nothing less than 3 hefty Bees in the match. And take all points in the match home with no any Gunners getting stung by the Bees during the match at the time Arsenal left the Community Stadium.

  3. Not sure I’d agree that games have been either cancelled or reinstated “WILLY NILLY”.
    I see “willy nilly” as being a deliberately chosen, emotionally charged but inaccurate phrase, chosen in order to stir up barbed Gooner comments against those making the decisions to postpone.

    I dislike unfairness and partiality on such matters, esp at a time when football pales into insignificance compared with the death of our late Queen.
    It is at such times as this that football fans true priorities come to thr fore. I realise that a minority of fans are Republicans and thus have little time at all for Monarchy.

    But most- as graphicaIlly revealed by TV- are in deep mourning for the loss of our beloved Sovereign and are,nevertheless, able at such times to think rationally and fairly.

    Most will NOT hold the Premie league, nor even UEFA, responsible for postponements , esp in the light of the enormous strain on all our police forces across the UK til after next weeks funeral, which would leave- had they gone ahead- many big games underpoliced.

    To my mind it seems sensible and though an irritant of sorts, it’s not one that is worth making a great fuss about.

    1. It is at such times as this that football fans true priorities come to thr fore. I realise that a minority of fans are Republicans and thus have little time at all for Monarchy.

      But most- as graphicaIlly revealed by TV- are in deep mourning for the loss of our beloved Sovereign and are,nevertheless, able at such times to think rationally and fairly.

      As a wiser fan that you are you should realise that Arsenal fans from Great Britain are minority compared to the fans from the rest of the world. So the proper use of words would be that you realise that minority of British fans are Republicans…
      And I don’t think that you can find 10 fans from this site that are unable to think rationaly and fairly and wanted for the games to be postponed.
      Having said that as a non British fan I really don’t care or have any feelings about the Queen or any of your royalty but I can understand the police issues and national obligation to honor your tradition to be the reasons for postponements. Not being able to think rationaly or fairly is not a valid reason for me as the fans that you were refering to are much more greater minority then British Republicans.

  4. My Arteta Starting 11 prediction Vs Brentford –

    Jesus.

    Martinelli. Odegaard. Saka.

    Xhaka. Lokonga.

    Zinchenko. Gabriel. Saliba. White.

    Ramsdale.

    My Wishful Starting 11 Vs Brentford –

    Jesus.

    Martinelli. Odegaard. Saka.

    Xhaka. White.

    Tierney. Gabriel. Saliba. Tomiyasu.

    Ramsdale.

    Subs – Nketiah, Fabio, Marquinhos, Partey, Zinchenko, Holding.

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