Pre-Match Report

Arsenal v Brentford: The Brief

Having reached the final of this competition last season, Unai Emery kicks off his first Carabao Cup campaign aiming to go one step further this time around.

Our head coach won two Coupe de la Ligues during his time with Paris Saint-Germain, so he knows exactly how he wants to approach this competition. Expect a rotated side with a mix of squad players needing more minutes, and some of our most promising youngsters for this third-round clash.

But Brentford will be a very tough baptism for Emery and his side on Wednesday night. Dubbed the 'Barcelona of the Championship', Dean Smith's side are known for their counter-pressing, natural width and slick, passing football. 

Read on for our comprehensive match preview, featuring team news, match stats and an expert view of our opponents.

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'We need every player'

The Breakdown - Brentford
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Team News - Brentford
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