Brentford marked their Premier League return with a phenomenal win against Arsenal. This was an excellent win for Brentford. The key to their victory was the urgency they showed throughout the game. They kept the same high level of play through the entire game.
The Bees took the lead as Sergi Canos caught out Bernd Leno with a flashed, near-post effort from 15 yards in the 22nd minute. Even when Brentford had the lead they went at Arsenal asking questions of them. Christian Norgaard’s header following poor defending from a long throw increased their lead by two goals. Moreover, they were excellent in the air and defensively were solid.
This was a terrible way for Arsenal to start their season. They lost the game to a newly promoted side Brentford. They couldn’t match Brentford’s energy in the midfield. Moreover, they never established dominance, and defensively they were very weak. They couldn’t win their aerial duels the second goal is the perfect example of this fact.
Meanwhile, in the second half, The Gunners came out more positive. If Arsenal started the game with the same intent, they could’ve been on the other side of the scoreline. They could’ve put pressure on the newly-promoted side making them prone to errors. The star player for Arsenal was Emile Smith Rowe. Although he should’ve played up the field in Brentford’s half, feeding passes to the attackers.
Sergi Canos was the best player on the field, not just because he scored the goal he was defensively solid too. Kieran Tierney was Arsenal’s most creative player in the first half Canos did a very good job defending him.
What’s next for Brentford and Arsenal?
Arsenal plays Chelsea next in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium. Meanwhile, Brentford go up against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium.