Arsenal returned to the summit of the Premier League standings, after defeating Brentford 3-0 in a London Derby clash at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners settled in quickly into the tie and duly opened the scoring through defender William Saliba in the 17th minute, before Brazilian international Gabriel Jesus doubled their advantage via a header in the 28th minute as Arsenal led at the interval.
Portuguese international Fabio Vieira who was making his full Premier League start, found the back of the net with a shot from outside the area upon resumption of the second half as the Gunners pulled further away.
The result sees Mikel Arteta’s side soar above Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs into the top of the Premier League table after seven matches, as the international break looms.
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FULL-TIME: Brentford 0-3 Arsenal
49′ MIN: Sheer brilliance from Fabio Vieira on his full PL debut to make it three for the Gunners! His strike from outside the box curls into the back of the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 0-3 Arsenal (F. Vieira)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY: Brentford 0-2 Arsenal
HALF-TIME: Brentford 0-2 Arsenal
28′ MIN: Arsenal are 2-0 up within the first half an hour! Gabriel Jesus expertly heads home from Granit Xhaka’s lofted ball.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 0-2 Arsenal (G. Jesus)
17′ MIN: William Saliba gives the visitors the lead! He converts Bukayo Saka’s corner with a brilliant header.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Brentford 0-1 Arsenal (W. Saliba)
KICK-OFF: Brentford 0-0 Arsenal
Mikel Arteta’s side have been plagued with injuries of recent, with Oleksandr Zinchenko and skipper Martin Odegaard both missing out. In comes Thomas Partey and Keiran Tierney, while Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are in the Starting XI.
Ivan Toney will spearhead the attack for the Bees, as they go up against the Gunners.