After a tense north London derby, Arsenal turn their attention to the Carabao Cup third round where they make the short trip west to face Brentford.
Despite taking the lead twice, Arsenal were both times pegged back as the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham last weekend. The result left Arsenal fifth in the Premier League, four points behind Manchester City at the top who are yet to drop points.
Next up for Mikel Arteta's side is the Carabao Cup third round, where another clash with a London rival awaits. Arsenal were one of two sides who managed to beat Brentford on their own soil in the Premier League last season, with the Gunners winning 3-0 in TW8.
So, can Arsenal get back to winning ways in the Carabao Cup? Let's take a look.
To complete this simulation, we used EA FC 24 and updated the squads with the latest injuries and suspensions.
We predict that the Bees could line up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Strakosha; Roerslev, Zanka, Ajer, Hickey; Onyeka, Janelt, Ghoddos; Lewis-Potter, Maupay, Wissa.
We predict that the Gunners could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Ramsdale; Cedric, Kiwior, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Jorginho, Vieira, Havertz; Nelson, Nketiah, Smith Rowe.
Arsenal dominated the first half in west London, having over 85% possession in the first half. Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe both struck the post as the Gunners searched for a goal, and just before the break, the deadlock was broken.
Reiss Nelson's cross into the box was blocked by Aaron Hickey, resulting in a corner for Arsenal. Fabio Vieira sent a whipped ball towards the front post, and Jakub Kiwior leaped highest to head home.
The Gunners continued their domination in the second half asRead on football.london