North London giants Arsenal have hit a roadblock in the Premier League ahead of their game with Southampton and a return to winning ways would firmly be on the agenda for manager Mikel Arteta and his players.

Arsenal started the current Premier League season poorly with zero point, zero goal scored and nine goals conceded at the end of the first three matches against fellow London team Brentford, capital rivals Chelsea and defending champions Manchester City. The Gunners were able to recover from that bad start to go on an eight-match unbeaten run from September to the middle of November before it was ended at Liverpool.
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The new Premier League campaign starts in twelve days with two London teams. Brentfordand Arsenal will start proceedings next week Friday. The Gunners are favouritesto pick up the first three points of the new league campaign according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites worldwide.

Brentford are in the Premier League for the first time in their history. They have not been in the top flight for over seven decades. Brentfordsecured their place in the Premier League this season by beating Welsh team Swansea City in the English Championship playoff final. Brentford join automatic qualifiers Watford and Norwich City as the three new teams in the Premier League this term.

Arsenal were the favourites in their last game at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day of last season’s Premier League campaign via the odds from soccer betting sites. The Gunners won the game thanks to the brace from Ivorian winger Nicholas Pepe. The Gunners are away to Brentfordin the first game of the new Premier League campaign and are favourites as pointed out earlier.
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