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Brentford vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Action from the Brentford Community Stadium as the new Premier League season got under way with a bang

Sarah Rendell
Friday 13 August 2021 22:26
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<p>Christian Norgaard celebrates Brentford’s second goal</p>

Christian Norgaard celebrates Brentford’s second goal

Brentford announced their arrival in the Premier League in style as goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard secured a memorable 2-0 win over Arsenal.

A below-par Gunners side missing captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and fellow striker Alexandre Lacazette were deservedly beaten in the season’s opener.

The Bees, promoted via the play-offs last season, have finally come full circle as their last match in the top flight, in May 1947, was a 1-0 home defeat against Arsenal.

Seventy four years is a long time to wait to get your own back and the Community Stadium - which opened a year ago amidst lockdown - was rocking as 16,479 fans, most of whom were not able to witness their promotion, finally got the chance to celebrate.

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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

35 min: A foul from Pepe sees him gift the ball to Brentford.

Raya kicks the ball upfield.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:36
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

33 min: Pepe has a shot at goal but it is dragged wide.

Arteta looks frustrated already, feels a bit like de ja vu for some of their performances last season

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:35
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

32 min: Brentford are building once again as Toney makes some precise passes to put them in a great position.

Arsenal looked a little lost

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:34
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

30 min: Wow, Brentford nearly doubled their lead there but the shot was dragged wide.

And then Arsenal come back and almost equalise!

What a match this is.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:32
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

28 min: On 28 minutes Brentford erupt in applause to remember Robert Rowan who was the technical director of the club before he passed away at the age of 28 in 2018.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:31
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

28 min: Brentford have another opportunity as they are playing for fun after the score.

The chance sails over the bar and Leno clears.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:29
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

27 min: Arsenal haven’t seemed to have reacted enough to going a goal down, with their tempo matching how they were playing before.

There’s a long way to go in this match but the Gunners’ fans will want more from their team than they are getting at the moment.

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:28
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

24 min: That action happened so quickly I couldn’t update you on the corner before they had scored!

From the corner Arsenal headed away. Brentford then got the ball back in which Xhaka cleared and then Canos struck home after that.

What a match so far!

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:26
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Premier League: Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

21 min: Xhaka initially heads away a great attempt but Brentford manage to get it back in front of goal and Canos doesn’t miss.

What a start to the Premier League for the newcomers!

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GOAL! Brentford 1-0 Arsenal

21 min: Wow!!

Sarah Rendell13 August 2021 20:23

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