After a two-week hiatus from domestic play, Arsenal travels to Brentford in an effort to regain the league’s top spot and exact retribution for their humiliating loss to the Bees in 2021–2022.
Brentford supporters will never forget the last time their team faced Arsenal when Cristian Norgaard and Sergi Canos each scored a goal in either half to secure the club’s first-ever victory in a Premier League encounter.
Thomas Frank’s team will be confident going up against opponents who lost 3-1 at Manchester United on September 4 after a spectacular 5-2 home victory over Leeds as part of an undefeated home start to the season.
Live updates on the score and analysis from The Sporting News are available below.
Arsenal vs. Brentford live score 1H 2H Final Brentford 0 — — Arsenal 2 — —
Goals: Jesus and Saliba (17) (28)
30th minute of Brentford vs. Arsenal live updates and highlights: After being skillfully played in on the edge of the box by Vieira, who has been relatively quiet so far, Saka has a wonderful opportunity to end the game but misses his shot.
The goal at minute 28! After a lackluster stretch of play, the Gunners revive the game by extending their lead with another header. Jesus gets his fourth goal since joining the team in the summer after leaving Manchester City, thanks to Xhaka’s play-in from the left.
The goal at minute 17! Arsenal is in front thanks to Saliba! The French defender scores his second goal of the season after Saka wins a corner on Arsenal’s right side.
10th minute: As the Bees take control of the game, Mbuemo, Dasilva, and Toney are starting to pose a threat, keeping Gabriel, especially on his toes. They are maintaining their structure on the other end, with Partey missing a game-winning shot and Xhaka recycling possession frequently.
Second minute: Arsenal takes the lead. Martinelli has a terrific shooting opportunity after a nice one-two with Xhaka on the edge of the box, but the ball is tripped up by his foot. A quick break for the hosts.
We’re off and running in West London!
15 minutes before kickoff: Frank also noted of Arsenal in his build-up remarks, “When we beat them a year ago, they were not in the same place as they are now.”
“Doing it on Sunday would be quite different because, in my opinion, they are the league’s top-performing team right now, second only to Manchester City.
“Particularly in terms of the intensity they play with, they have been exceptional. I recall watching them play Crystal Palace on the first night of the season while seated there on a Friday.
“What, I was thinking. That is another level. Crystal Palace failed to touch the ball once in the opening 20 minutes. They may win the Premier League, I thought.”
A “small issue,” according to Brentford, has kept attacker Lewis-Potter out of the lineup for today’s game. 30 minutes remain before kickoff.
Teenage phenom Nwaneri, an England under-17 international for Arsenal, earned his Premier League 2 debut earlier this month during the Gunners’ match against Blackburn. It would be a major turning point in his growth if he entered the action, as he is frequently used in the No. 10 role.
50 minutes before kickoff: Vieira replaces the injured Odegaard for Arsenal, while Matt Smith, Lion Sousa, and 15-year-old attacking midfielder Ethan Nwaneri are listed on the substitutes’ bench.
Oleksandr Zinchenko joining Odegaard is being hindered by a calf issue as Kierney Tierney and Thomas Partey get the ball rolling. The captain is Granit Xhaka.
Team news is available 60 minutes before the start! Brentford makes two adjustments: Ajer and Dasilva start, Baptiste moves to the bench, and Lewis-Potter is left off the matchday roster.
Canos, who opened the scoring in Brentford’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal in this season’s match, makes his injury comeback by starting as a substitute.
75 minutes before kickoff Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal is understandably apprehensive of Brentford and is never one to sound complacent.
Arteta, who was put under pressure after Arsenal’s defeat at this stadium last season, remarked, “What Thomas Frank and the crew have done there over the years has been fantastic.”
“The way they’ve played and the results they’ve gotten, especially at home against the top clubs, simply set the stage for what’s going to happen on Sunday. We are well aware of how challenging it will be to defeat them.
“The club, the clarity, the philosophy, and the vision they had, and how they’ve carried it out, how they’re always evolving… they deserve a lot of recognition for what they’ve done,” the speaker said.
90 minutes before kickoff: After Toney’s outstanding goals against Leeds, watch for more long-range attempts. Brentford has scored four goals from outside the penalty area so far in the Premier League, which is the most of any team.
Ivan Toney has had such a strong start to the season, and it’s just 105 minutes before kickoff. After the first time since Brentford’s last game, the striker has received an England call-up, a just reward for an impeccable all-around performance against Leeds in which he scored a brilliant penalty, free-kick, and perfectly-weighted chip from a distance.
Although Toney’s spectacular ascension has already been extensively covered, it is always worthwhile to review. Between 2015 and 2018, Newcastle leased the former Northampton youth team player to Barnsley, Shrewsbury, Scunthorpe, and Wigan; by 2020, he was scoring goals for Peterborough in League One.
Even though he has been personally involved in as many goals as the captain of the national team so far, he is currently second only to Harry Kane among English players in the Premier League’s season scoring lists. Despite playing one fewer game, Toney is one goal behind Kane’s six-goal total.
Toney would be a serious threat for the Three Lions if he can carry over his domestic form to the international level, however much will rely on how he plays in England’s games leading up to the World Cup.
120 minutes until kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ coverage of Sunday’s doubleheader’s opening Premier League game.
Arsenal returns to the location of one of their worst performances from 2021–22 when they opened the season with a 2-0 loss to a Brentford team that was among the relegation favorites after winning promotion. This comes after an unexpected two-week break since their first loss of the season when they lost to Manchester United at Old Trafford.
That will go down in club history as one of the most memorable nights for Brentford. The Bees’ debut in the Premier League set the tone for an overall successful year, and they have continued to exhibit few symptoms of becoming entangled in a fight for safety this season.
Their 5-2 thrashing of Leeds 15 days ago was undoubtedly as entertaining as their 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United in their season-opening home game, where they remain unbeaten at home. All of which ought to make Brentford optimistic going into this test.
Lineups for Brentford vs. Arsenal
The lineup for Brentford (4-3-3): Hickey, Ajer, Jansson, Mee; Henry; Janet; Dasilva; Jensen; Mbeumo; Toney; Raya (GK)
Ramsdale (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney — Partey, Xhaka — Vieira, Saka, Martinelli — Jesus are the players in the Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1).
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