Luton Town host Premier League leaders Arsenal at Kenilworth Road with the home side looking to bounce back from their 3-1 defeat to Brentford at the weekend.
Mikel Arteta’s men top the league by two points over Liverpool and lead reigning champions and Treble winners Manchester City by three points, after three consecutive league victories.
On the flip side, the Hatters have only secured two wins this season, seeing them sit in 17th position. They find themselves just above the relegation zone solely due to Everton’s 10-point deduction, although they have taken points off Liverpool at home this term.
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44th minute: Ross Barkley goes into the book for his latest wild challenge, this time on Martinelli out wide.
37th minute: Arsenal had started to gain a bit more control after Luton drew level but the home side have thwarted their attacks so far.
32nd minute: What a save from Kaminski! He denies Martinelli a second with a fine save at the near post.
30th minute: Wow Luton’s home support is up for this one. Every challenge, every pass and every foul is being cheered on.
25th minute: GOAL! 1-1! Luton equalise with a fantastic header by Osho. It’s a great out-swinging corner by Alfie Doughty and there’s not much Raya could have done about that header.
20th minute: GOAL! 1-0 Gunners! It’s Martinelli who gives the visitors the lead after a poor pass back to Kaminski, who kicked the ball out for a throw-in. Jesus’ swift decision-making finds Saka and he finds Martinelli who calmly slots it in.
11th minute: Barkley makes contact with Kiwior, as Luton continue to ruin Arsenal’s rhythm. Despite the visitors dominating possession in the early stages, Luton are consistently disrupting their play with a series of fouls, with Saka being the latest player to be fouled.
5th minute: Mengi forcefully collides with Martinelli, causing him to fall to the ground. The medical trainer is on but the Brazilian is okay to continue.
1st minute: Arsenal get the game underway at Kenilworth Road!
15 mins until kickoff: The warm-ups are coming to an end. Kickoff is next!
30 mins until kickoff: This is the first meeting between Luton and Arsenal since 1991. The Hatters came out on top that day with a 1-0 win in the top-flight.
1 hour until kickoff: Ben White returns for the Gunners and Adebayo leads the line for Luton this evening.
🟡 𝗧𝗘𝗔𝗠𝙉𝙀𝙒𝙎 🔵
🔙 White returns
🧱 Kiwior at the back
⚖️ Havertz in the middle
Let’s do this, Gunners 💪 pic.twitter.com/dzxbKjxodO
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 5, 2023
Your Tuesday night Hatters. pic.twitter.com/BNeFQ3dihC
— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) December 5, 2023
1 hour 30 mins until kickoff: Arsenal have the best defensive record away from home in the league this season. No side has kept more away clean sheets or conceded fewer away goals in the Premier League this season.
2 hours until kickoff: The Hatters have enjoyed some recent home form of late. Can they make it back-to-back victories with a win against the Gunners? Stick with us on this lilve blog of the game to find out.
Last time at the Kenny.
— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) December 5, 2023
Luton Town vs Arsenal lineups
Luton’s long injury list includes Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Alfie Doughty, Mads Andersen, Reece Burke, Cauley Woodrow, Teden Mengi and Dan Potts.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga is also unavailable, given he cannot play against his parent club.
Luton Town starting lineup (3-4-3): Kaminski (GK) — Osho, Mengi, Bell — Kabore, Mpanzu, Barkley, Doughty — Townsend, Brown, Adebayo.
Luton Town subs (12): To be confirmed
Emile Smith Rowe and Thomas Partey are still absent for the Gunners, while Fabio Vieira is in the midst of his red-card suspension after his sending-off against Burnley in mid-November. Jurrien Timber has a long-term knee injury, and Ben White comes in for Takehiro Tomiyasu, who has a knock.
Arsenal starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Rice, Havertz — Saka, Gabriel Jesús, Martinelli.
Arsenal subs (12): To be confirmed
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