Arsenal dropped points again after their scintillating start to the current Premier League campaign as the Gunners are now feeling the pressure Man City has put upon them.
It was Brentford’s trip to the Emirates which is by far the hardest stadium to visit this season, but the Bees were up to the task after a convincing and compact performance that denied the league leaders all three points.
A banner reading “Arsenal FC – Class and Tradition. Something OIL money can’t buy” pictured at the Emirates Stadium today.
Arsenal’s current sponsorship deal with UAE-based Emirates is reportedly worth £200 million… pic.twitter.com/GS8sgNCBRY
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However, it was Thomas Frank’s men who felt a little bit of disappointment after the visitors missed some glorious opportunities throughout the game and it felt like their game was to be won.
Arsenal took the lead from the substitute Leondre Trossard after Bukayo Saka beautifully set him for a simple tap-in to open his account in an Arsenal shirt as well as in the game.
However, their lead didn’t last long after Ivan Toney leveled the scoreline for the Bees via a set piece after Christian Norgaard successfully kept the ball inside and squared it to the English forward.
Lovely to also see Brentford support Sergi Canos with their goal celebration after he lost his mum.🙏 pic.twitter.com/GaghCB3PwR
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Martin Raymond Keown is an English footballer who made over 400 appearances for the Gunners and worked as a television pundit, has his say on the Arsenal-Brentford clash.
“It’s a game that could go either way now at 1-1. Brentford had many chances to score in this game and Arsenal have found it difficult to break down a well-organised defence for Brentford.”- Keown said post-match.
The way Arsenal conceded could be prevented as Aaron Ramsdale made a bad decision to charge Norgaard and completely lost the ball which ended up being on his net and the former Arsenal man was quick to remind the situation.
Aaron Ramsdale (#1,🏴)GK;
– Caught in no mans land for the goal, needs to improve on this as some of our goals conceded from corners come from his mistakes
Good distribution out from the back today
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“Credit to Brentford. Many looks at VAR, it looked to me like it was offside but, in the end, they did give it. Ramsale in the build-up was drawn away out of the box and he comes rushing out. Empty goal and it was a tap in for Toney.”- Keown further added.
Next up is Arsenal vs Manchester City on February 16 at the Emirates which could prove to be vital in terms of the fate of this year’s title and Mikel Arteta’s men will be desperate to back to winning form to keep their hope alive.