Arsenal will be looking to expunge memories of their defeat to Everton when they host Brentford on Saturday.
The Toffees inflicted the Gunners’ second Premier League loss of the season last weekend, and perhaps the new manager’s bounce had the desired effect as Sean Dyche got off to the perfect start.
Brentford, meanwhile, swatted aside Southampton 3-0, and the Bees are going strong as they are currently seventh in the table, and they will harbour ambitions of playing European football next term.
Under Thomas Frank, the west London outfit have made themselves hard to break down, and while the Gunners will have been relieved to see Manchester City slip up away at Tottenham, they can’t leave the door ajar again in the title race.
This could be a thrilling London derby, but how will this one unfold? To whet your appetite, we have picked out a couple of juicy tips for you to line your betting slips with.
Arsenal to pinch three points
Maybe the defeat to Everton was the necessary wake-up call that Mikel Arteta’s charges needed.
They have produced some swashbuckling football, and they have looked like champions elect for a few months now.
However, against Everton, they were wasteful in front of goal, with Eddie Nketiah and Martin Odegaard the chief culprits, while Jorginho was on the periphery of things when he came off the bench for his debut just before the hour mark.
Brentford are a different side to the one that beat the Gunners 18 months ago at the Community Stadium, but they have lost their past two meetings with the Gunners, scoring just once.
This could be a tight game and another test of Arsenal’s title credentials. However, they should come through this one unscathed. I am leaning towards the Correct Score section, and bet365 has priced the Gunners at 17/2 to win 2-1 which is quite tempting to jump on.
Martin Odegaard to bring his name up in lights
Now and then, players have a bad day at the office. Against Everton, Odegaard was rather ordinary, and he was unable to inspire his team-mates. He was also at fault for the goal as he failed to pick up the run of James Tarkowski who flashed home a header in a crowded penalty area.
Generally, Odegaard has barely put a foot wrong and he has put in some immaculate displays.
He threads the play so nicely in midfield, and he is always looking to get forward when the opportunity presents itself.
Odegaard has become a talismanic figure for the Gunners this term, netting eight times in the Premier League, and he has already eclipsed last season’s total.
The Norwegian will be desperate to get back on the winning trail, and he could well nab the matchwinner. If you fancy that to be the case, Odegaard is trading at 9/2 to do so with William Hill.