Brentford became the first team to pick a Top Flight victory in the 2021/22 Premier League Season with a 2 – 0 over Arsenal FC at the Brentford Community Stadium on Friday night, August 13th, 2021.
Despite the win, Brentford started out dull, found it difficult gaining possession and up till 10 minutes into the game, the new comers had no way into the final third of the Gunners. Their first shot was registered in the 12th minute and that, was very dangerous.
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Mbeumo found his way around Mari and had his go though from a tight angle but enough to give Leno reasons to think. Arsenal had another very long spell of dominance after that but that took them no where till Brentford had another dangerous attach and this time they scored.
Ajer overlapped from his center back role, joined the attack and using the flank, he squared the ball into the Arsenal box but the Gunners did enough by scrambling to clear the ball out of the box but that only went back to Pinnock, who headed back the ball into the Arsenal area.
Canos got a hold of the ball and did well to set himself free from the rushing Arsenal defence before firing a low shot into the net behind Leno.
Arsenal clearly had more of the ball in the opening half but failed to create opportunities, while Brentford made it very difficult for the Gunners and kept them far away from their half, then looked far more dangerous when they hit the Gunners on a counter and almost doubled the lead before the end of the first half.
Arsenal started the second half brightly with Smith Rowe looking to be the key man for the Gunners but his chance was wasted as his effort wasn’t very dangerous for the Brentford goalie. Arsenal continued piling up the pressure with more chances and very close chances but it was Brentford who found the goal again in the 73rd minute.
All started out with a long throw Sorensen into the middle of the Arsenal box and Toney heads the ball ahead of White and Norgaard heads the ball straight past Leno for the second goal.
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