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The latest on Takehiro Tomiyasu before Arsenal vs Brentford

Mikel Arteta would speak to the press on Friday ahead of his side’s meeting with Brentford on Saturday.

The Gunners will take on the Bees in one of a number of 3 pm Premier League kick-offs taking place on Saturday the 19th.

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Ahead of the game, Arteta would discuss a number of topics in his presser.

One of which was team news and saw Arteta suggested Takehiro Tomiyasu could return this weekend: “We are all good. The doubt was Tomi which is still not perfect.

“But he’s trained the last few days so he’s in contention and we can use him so that’s good. Gabi’s out because of the red card but the rest of the players are OK.”

Arteta was also asked if he has spoken to the PGMOL regarding Gabriel Martinelli’s recent red card, but the Spaniard confirmed he is yet to do so: “Not yet. That’s happening soon but obviously we have reported our opinion and the lack of understanding of the decision.”

Arsenal vs Brentford

Arsenal head into the Brentford game at least one or two game weeks behind most of the sides around them.

This is in part due to their match with Chelsea being postponed last weekend owing to the Blues’ participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.

As a result of their game being called off, Arsenal have slipped down to 6th in the Premier League table with 39 points.

However, should they win two of their three games in hand on West Ham and Manchester United, Arsenal will climb up into that coveted 4th spot.

Arsenal are also facing Brentford at a pretty ideal time. The Bees are in poor form, drawing one and losing four of their last five league clashes.

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