Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-3-3) vs Brentford, Nelson starts
Arsenal are scheduled to face Brentford on the road in the third round of the Carabao Cup tonight.
The Gunners recently drew 2-2 against Tottenham Hotspur at home, but they should have won the game with the chances created in the first half.
Mikel Arteta is expected to make plenty of changes for the Cup tie tonight, but he will be anticipating a good result at the Gtech Stadium.
Aaron Ramsdale has sat out the last three games with David Raya starting in goal. He should get the nod between the sticks tonight as part of the rotation for the League Cup.
The defence could consist of a couple of changes. We anticipate Gabriel Magalhaes and Ben White to drop to the bench with Jakub Kiwior and Takehiro Tomiyasu taking their places.
William Saliba and Oleksandr Zinchenko should complete the defence. In midfield, there could be a couple of changes from the 2-2 draw against Spurs over the weekend.
Jorginho will replace the injured Declan Rice in the holding midfield role. Martin Odegaard could make way for Kai Havertz, who could be partnered by Fabio Vieira in central midfield.
Bukayo Saka is nursing a foot injury and may not be risked. Arteta may also want to handle Gabriel Jesus with caution. Hence, we fancy Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson in the wide attacking role with Eddie Nketiah leading the line as the lone striker.
Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-3-3): Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Kiwior, Zinchenko; Jorginho, Havertz, Vieira; Nelson, Nketiah, Smith Rowe.