Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Brentford, Zinchenko misses out
Arsenal have the opportunity to reclaim their top spot in the Premier League when they face Brentford this afternoon.
The Gunners are currently two points behind Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on the table with a game in hand.
They face a tough test against Brentford away from home, and manager Mikel Arteta will be hoping for a strong performance.
Aaron Ramsdale has been an undisputed starter for the Gunners in the Premier League, and he is expected to feature in goal.
There will be an enforced change from the last league outing with Oleksandr Zinchenko currently nursing a calf problem.
Kieran Tierney looks on course to start at left-back. Ben White should start on the opposite end ahead of Takehiro Tomiyasu.
William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes are sure starters in central defence.
Thomas Partey is back in full training following his thigh issue, but he may not be risked ahead of the international break.
We fancy Albert Sambi Lokonga and Granit Xhaka to continue at the heart of the midfield. Partey may feature off the bench.
Further forward, it should be a familiar looking front four right from the beginning of the Premier League campaign.
Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are automatic starters for the London giants on the right and left wing respectively.
Club captain Martin Odegaard is assured of his number 10 role while Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the line again.
Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus.