Saliba celebrates after giving Gunners the lead at Brentford. (Image credit: Twitter/@Arsenal)
Arsenal can reclaim first place in the Premier League from Manchester City by beating London rivals Brentford when they make a short trip to the Brentford Community Stadium. Arsenal won their first five games before losing at Manchester United two weeks ago in their last match. It is Brentford striker Ivan Toney’s first appearance since getting called up to the England squad for the first time, having scored five goals in six games so far.
The Gunners have slipped to the third spot following Saturday’s victories of Man City and Tottenham, both on 17 points. But a victory at the home of their London rivals would lift them to the top spot.
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What a win for the Gunners. They made easy work of what was supposed to be a tricky away fixture.
Arteta’s men climb above Manchester City and Tottenham to reclaim the top spot.
They will head into the international break as table toppers.
Back on top. Back to winning ways. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/zNCvrXnxVE
ARSENAL DOUBLE CHANGE!
Ethan Nwaneri becomes the youngest ever player to play for Arsenal and the youngest ever in the Premier League and English top-flight. He replaces Viera.
19-year-old Marquinhos also makes his debut, replacing Saka.
Gabriel Jesus collects his fourth yellow card of the season as we head into four minutes of added time.
Ben White makes way for Tomiyasu.
Following Daamsgaard’s free-kick, the referee gives a penalty for a foul on Toney in the box but the linesman signals for offside from the initial cross.
DOUBLE CHANGE FOR ARSENAL!
Partey and Martinelli make way for Lokonga and Nketiah.
Wissa replaces Mbeumo.
A minute of applause on the 70th-minute mark to celebrate the 70-year reign of the Queen.
Jansen is down holding his knee. He looks in immense pain.
Not sure he will be able to continue.
Yes, he is going off. Baptiste replaces him.