Witness the exhilarating clash between Brentford and Arsenal in a complete replay of the match, including all the highlights. This electrifying showdown took place in the 2023/2024 season of the England Premier League on Matchday 13. The action kicked off at 17:30 GMT on Saturday, November 25, 2023. The game was officiated by the esteemed T. Robinson of England and was hosted at the renowned Gtech Community Stadium. Experience the thrilling encounter between these two powerhouse teams in the soccer world.
Brentford vs Arsenal Full Match Reports
Brentford’s exceptional 14-match undefeated streak in Premier League (PL) London derbies concluded against Arsenal as Kai Havertz secured a 1-0 victory in the dying moments, finally finding the net from open play.
With David Raya sidelined against his parent club, Mikel Arteta entrusted Aaron Ramsdale in goal. A nervy moment ensued when Ramsdale lost possession inside his six-yard box to Yoane Wissa. Fortunately, Declan Rice intervened heroically, clearing Bryan Mbeumo’s attempt off the line, sparing Arsenal’s blushes. The Gunners struggled to react initially, failing to register a shot on target until the 40th minute. Gabriel Jesus came close to a surprise lead, narrowly missing the near post.
Jesus remained active just before halftime, seemingly giving Arsenal the lead with a header from Bukayo Saka’s cross. Although Leandro Trossard followed up with a goal-line header, VAR ruled him offside. The second half unfolded somewhat stale, prompting both managers to make attacking changes to inject momentum.
The impact of these substitutions was limited, and Arsenal’s frustration showed, notably when Oleksandr Zinchenko attempted a long-range shot. However, he redeemed himself by clearing Neal Maupay’s goal-bound effort off the line.
Arsenal gained momentum as the game neared the 90th minute, with Kai Havertz heading home Bukayo Saka’s cross at the far post. This victory propelled Arsenal to the top of the PL standings and handed Brentford only their second home defeat of the season.
Man of the Match: Declan Rice (Arsenal).