Mikel Arteta names the Premier League team who always make Arsenal ‘suffer’
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 08
Brentford held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw last time out (Picture: Getty)

has warned that ‘always suffer’ against Brentford ahead of the two sides meeting at the Emirates in the on Saturday.

The Gunners having produced 24 goals in their last five top-flight games – including Monday’s 6-0 win at Sheffield United.

Arsenal have won their last seven Premier League matches having bounced back from a dip in December as they look to secure their first top-flight title since 2004.

But Arteta is worried about Thomas Frank’s side, who held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw last time out and have the likes of and Neal Maupay in their squad.

Toney and is considered one of the Premier League’s top strikers while .

Brentford took home a point when they faced Arsenal at the Emirates last term following an excellent away performance as the Gunners eventually missed out on the title to Manchester City despite topping the table for 248 days.

Speaking ahead of the two sides locking horns once again this weekend, Arteta said: ‘Every point that we left [last season] hurts.

Mikel Arteta’s side narrowly missed out on last year’s title (Picture: Getty)

‘It’s still there and that’s it. But we have a lot to play for. We know the difficulty of the match. We always suffer against Brentford.’

The Bees also beat Arsenal in the first game of the 2021-22 campaign after their promotion from the Championship the season before.

Quizzed about the importance of securing three points against Brentford, with fellow title rivals City and Liverpool set to play each other, Arteta added: ‘That’s the only thing we can control.

‘Perform well and play better than them. If we do that, on Sunday it’s a beautiful game to watch [between Man City and Liverpool]. I can’t control it.

‘Privately and publicly I have no preference because it’s nothing to do with me.’