Official highlights: Arsenal’s 3-2 loss at home against Brentford
Arsenal were back in action on Wednesday as the Gunners gear up for the return of the Premier League on June 17.
However, it was an unhappy day back at work for Arsenal, as they lost 3-2 at home against Championship side Brentford.
Arsenal started the game brightly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had an early shot on target, before Joe Willock curled home the opener.
Brentford levelled in the second half. After David Luiz lost possession while trying to sombrero opponents, the Bees launched a swift attack which ended with a fizzer from Tarique Fosu into the roof of the net.
The Gunners hit back quickly through French striker Alexandre Lacazette. But then Arsenal collapsed.
Lacazette went from hero to villain as he lost the ball on the edge of Arsenal’s box, and Halil Dervisoglu drilled home for 2-2.
And, Arsenal conceded a third from yet another mistake. This time another poor touch gifted Brentford the ball, and Shandon Baptiste pinged home a winner off the far post.
Who played for Arsenal vs Brentford?
First half Arsenal XI: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Pablo Mari, Tierney; Willock, Ceballos, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang
Second half Arsenal XI: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, David Luiz, Tierney; Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Ozil; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Saka
60 – Martinez for Leno
60 – Sokratis for Bellerin
60 – Holding for Mustafi
60 – Kolasinac for Tierney
60 – Nelson for Aubameyang
60 – Martinelli for Saka
85 – Coyle for Nelson
Arsenal & Black Lives Matter
Before the Brentford game, Arsenal’s players and manager Mikel Arteta stepped onto the Emirates pitch with a variety of t-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Man City vs Arsenal
The big fear for Arsenal fans is if they can’t beat Brentford at home, what’s going to happen when the Gunners face Man City next Wednesday night at the Etihad Stadium?
Man City are second in the league on 57 points, while Arsenal are down in 9th on 40 points.