Arsenal welcome Brentford at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. The result of this game could see Mikel Arteta's men extending their lead at the top of the table or either see Thomas Frank's side move one step closer to a European spot. Here is everything you should know on how to watch Arsenal v Brentford In Ireland.
When Is Arsenal v Brentford?
The fixture will be played at 3pm on Saturday the 11th of February at the Emirates Stadium.
How To Watch Arsenal v Brentford In Ireland?
The game will be broadcasted in Ireland on Premier Sport 1 with coverage starting at 2.30pm for kickoff at 3pm
Arsenal are still top of the Premier League table with one game in hand on Manchester City. The Citizens currently sit in second place with five points behind the gunners. Despite the Gunners great home record in the league this season, their last result was a loss against relegation zone side Everton. Sean Dyche's first game at the head of the toffees has proven to be a tricky one for Arteta's players. Besides that negative nite in their season's campaign, Granit Xhaka and his teammates will hope to go back to winning ways on Saturday in this London derby against Brentford. Moreover, if the Gunners manage to beat Brentford this weekend, they will be eight points clear of second place Manchester City in the league.
On the other hand, Thomas Frank's squad is heading to North London confident they can claim all three points in this fixture. Brentford are currently on an undefeated run of nine games in the Premier League. They've beaten big teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City. The Bees can pass above Brighton and be only three points behind fifth place Tottenham if they manage to beat Arsenal.
What The Managers Are Saying?
Mikel Arteta is very optimistic that his team can deliver an outstanding display in front of their own fans and get a victory against Brentford:
The reaction of the team has been superb this week and tomorrow we’re going to put in a great performance in front of our crowd to try to win the game.
Brentford's boss praises Arteta's work at the head of Arsenal:
Arteta has done a top job in building that culture over three years, making difficult decisions over players and making them more and more sharp in style of play.
Thomas Frank added that Arsenal has been a very strong team since the beginning of this 2022/2023 Premier League season. However he still believes that his side still has a slight chance to win this away game:
At home they play with unbelievable intensity. If we are to get anything out of this game, we probably need to put the best performance we’ve ever put into a Premier League game. I still believe we can do that but it needs to be top.
Arsenal's boss comfirms that even though there recovering well Gabriel Jesus, Reiss Nelson, Emile Smith Rowe and Mohamed Elneny remain unavailable for this tie due to injury. Nevertheless, Mikel Arteta still has a very strong team to face their London neighbors
Brentford's manager, Thomas Frank claims that there is "no fresh injury concerns" following there win against Southampton last week. However Pontus Jansson and Frank Onyeka remain unavailable for this clash against league leaders. Thomas Strakosha will still be out of the squad for a second game in a row following a minor ankle injury. Frank described Strakosha's situation as a "little tricky" one and said that "it shouldn't be too long" before he comes back fully fit to training.