Brentford vs Arsenal: Arsenal Hammer Brentford To Regain Premier League Prime Spot | Soccer Information
Fabio Vieira celebrates his first objective for Arsenal.© AFP
Arsenal moved again to the highest of the Premier League as objectives from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira put the gloss on a dominant efficiency to beat Brentford 3-0. Accidents to captain Martin Odegaard and Oleksandr Zinchenko had stretched Mikel Arteta‘s squad to the extent that 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri got here off the bench late to turn out to be the youngest participant in Premier League historical past. Nonetheless, the Gunners confirmed no signal of weak spot at a floor the place they had been overwhelmed 2-0 final season to maneuver again one level above Manchester Metropolis and Tottenham on the prime of the desk.
The match had been moved ahead two hours to assist ease police pressures round Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and Britain’s longest serving monarch was remembered in a minute’s silence earlier than kick-off.
As soon as the motion did get underway, it was a technique site visitors for 45 minutes as Arsenal bounced again in model from their sole defeat of the season away to Manchester United two weeks in the past.
It took simply quarter-hour extra for Arsenal to make the breakthrough when Saliba flicked Bukayo Saka’s nook in off the far submit.
Jesus additionally used his head to attain his fourth objective in seven Premier League video games since becoming a member of from Manchester Metropolis as he powered house one other engaging supply from Xhaka.
Saka was then wasteful with an excellent probability from Fabio Vieira‘s by means of ball.
The absence of Odegaard additionally handed Vieira his first Premier League begin and the Portuguese midfielder made his mark with a luxurious strike from exterior the field to kill off any doubt over the end result 4 minutes into the second half.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney had been handed his first England call-up in midweek however was stored nicely in examine by the towering presence of Saliba.
The Bees will probably be hoping this was simply an off day after a powerful begin to the season and that Thomas Frank will nonetheless be in cost after the worldwide break with the Dane linked as a possible successor to Brendan Rodgers at Leicester.
However a simple day for Arsenal was rounded off a minute from time when Arteta was capable of hand Nwaneri his debut as simply 15 years and 181 days, breaking Harvey Elliott’s report because the youngest participant in Premier League historical past when he appeared for Fulham as a 16-year-old.
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