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Brentford 2-0 Arsenal Highlights

Brentford 2-0 Arsenal Highlights

Full-time Brentford 2-0 Arsenal

Brentford enjoyed a dream return to the top flight as they beat Arsenal 2-0 to kick off the new Premier League season in style on Friday night.

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Canos beat Bernd Leno at his near post to the delight of thousands of Bees fans at the Brentford Community Stadium, while Christian Norgaard finished off a long throw to consign Mikel Arteta’s Gunners to a defeat in their first game of the 2021/22 campaign.

It may be early days, but the result and the performance will offer Thomas Frank’s men hope that this season will be more than just a battle against relegation.

As for Arsenal, they looked short of players, ideas and inspiration as fans fear a disappointing 2020/21 season will simply roll over into this one

Brentford 2-0 Arsenal highlight

Before match

The 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off with a London derby tonight as newly-promoted Brentford host Arsenal.

The Bees will be desperate to hit the ground running in their first ever Premier League game, and first in the top flight for 74 years.

Brentford vs Arsenal Line-up

Arsenal XI: Leno, Chambers, White, Pablo Mari, Tierney, Sambi Lokonga, Xhaka, Pepe, Smith-Rowe, Martinelli, Balogun

Subs: Bellerin, Saka, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Cedric, Tavares, Nelson, Elneny, Hein

Brentford XI: Raya, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry, Janelt, Onyeka, Mbeumo, Norgaard, Canos, Toney

Subs: Goode, Forss, Wissa, Gunnarsson, Ghoddos, Dervisoglu, Bidstrup, Sorensen, Roerslev

Before match

Arsenal are expected to hand Premier League introductions to summer signings Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga at Brentford this evening.

The pair, who finished paperwork for Arsenal in the mid year, are both completely fit and in dispute to begin the top-flight opener in west London.

Fellow new signing Nuno Tavares ought to likewise be in the crew, however Kieran Tierney is relied upon to begin in front of him at left-back.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has a reasonably fit squad to choose from, anyway he should adapt without Eddie Nketiah (lower leg), Gabriel (knee) and Thomas Partey (ankle) for the match against Brentford

The Spaniard is likewise set to be without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, who are both reportedly sick.

England forward Bukayo Saka, who got back to training after being on holiday post-Euro 2020, could start out left and Gabriel Martinelli or Folarin Balogun should lead the line.

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Arsenal predicted XI vs Brentford: Leno; Chambers, White, Mari, Tierney; Sambi, Xhaka; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

Arsenal squad from: Leno, Runarsson, Okonkwo; Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac, Mari, Tavares, Tierney, White; Elneny, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Smith Rowe, Torreira, Willock, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli, Nelson, Pepe and Willian.

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Doubts: Aubameyang (ill) and Lacazette (ill)

Injured: Gabriel (knee), Nketiah (ankle) and Partey (ankle).

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