Arsenal news: The Gunners returned to the Premier League summit as they defeated Brentford 3-0 in their latest game in the English top-flight.
Man City had briefly taken first place after their 3-0 win over Wolves in the Premier League, but, with the win over Brentford, Arsenal reclaimed the position.
Arsenal broke the deadlock 17th minutes into the game, with William Saliba scoring the goal. Arsenal made it 2-0 in the 28th minute with Gabriel Jesus finding the back of the net.
The north London outfit went into the break leading by two goals, and they soon added another goal to their tally after the game restarted. It was Fabio Vieira who sent Arsenal three goals up in the 49th minute.
The Gunners’ first goal came from a Saliba header. The defender’s header from an Arsenal corner hit the post and crossed the goal line. Replays also showed the ball had clearly crossed the goalline.
It was another header that gave Arsenal a two-goal advantage. Jesus leaped to meet Granit Xhaka’s cross into the box and directed it into the top corner.
Arsenal maintained their two-goal lead heading into half-time. Fabio Vieira, who joined Arsenal in the summer, scored his first goal for the Gunners to make it 3-0.
The 22-year-old Portuguese midfielder unleashed a long-range stunner that crept into the back of the net. It was also Vieira’s full Arsenal debut.
The win leaves Arsenal top of the Premier League points with 18 points from their first seven games. Man City, meanwhile, sit second with 17 points from their first seven fixtures.
Arsenal have won six games in the Premier League so far this season while losing one. They have defeated Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Fulham, Aston Villa, and now Brentford.
Their only defeat of the season so far came at the hands of bitter rivals Man Utd. The Red Devils hosted Arsenal at Old Trafford in their sixth match of the season. Arsenal went into the game with a 100% win record in the English top-flight.
However, Man Utd brought Arsenal’s perfect start to the season to a close. Antony gave Man Utd a one-goal lead in the 15th minute before Bukayo Saka equalized for Arsenal at the hour mark. Marcus Rashford then scored two goals to seal all three points for Man Utd.
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