Arsenal returned to winning ways this afternoon by defeating Brentford 0-3 away from the Emirate Stadium
Arsenal trounced Brentford 3-0 at their home stadium, an uncommon event for the Bees, with goals from Gabriel Jesus, William Saliba, and Fabio Vieira.
The Gunners couldn’t have wished for a better first half. They took the lead early on when a nice corner was met by William Saliba at the near post, who headed over our opponents and into the net.
The Gunners continued to dominate, clearing up effectively when we were out of control and moving the ball beautifully, and the second goal was stunning to witness. Tierney passed to Xhaka, who found Gabriel Jesus with a wonderful cross, leaving the defense in no man’s land for the Brazilian to head home uncontested.
Viera is a pure class and this is just the reason Arsenal signed him.
The second-half got off to a bang also when Fabio Vieira capped off a neat move which started at the back when William Saliba played a one-two to get things moving in the right direction, and the Portuguese hit a wonderful strike in off the inside the post.
Arsenal seemed to slow down midway through the second-half however, and the Bees began to enjoy a little more possession, and they started creeping into the final third, and were almost awarded a penalty only for Toney to have been deemed offside before retrieving the ball. Jesus nearly added a fourth for us with around 10 minutes remaining on the clock, only for David Raya to deny his placed effort.
History was also made today, after Mikel Arteta gifted minutes to Marquinhos and Nathan Nwaneri late on, with the latter becoming the youngest ever Premier League player who is just 15 years and 181 days old, with the pair coming on for the four minutes of injury time.
It was a near-perfect performance from gunners today as they re-took top spot in the Premier League table, with the defence never looking like conceding even when they came in for a little pressure late into the game.