The Bees spent their first season playing behind closed doors at their new home, but rose to the occasion as 17,000 fans roared to them in the first season. Premier League Matches at full capacity from March 2020.
“What an atmosphere,” said Brentford manager Thomas Frank. “For the first time in the top-flight, we are starting the Premier League season and for our fans, they can be dreaming. We are at the top of the league.
“We’re going to celebrate every victory, but we want more.”
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In contrast, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is already under pressure.
The Gunners have finished eighth in their first two seasons and the Spaniard has an uphill task of turning things around before the September international break, with title favorites Chelsea and Manchester City to come in Arsenal’s next two games.
“I don’t think we deserved anything different,” Arteta said in a damning indictment for his side.
Frank whipped the crowd into a frenzy before kick-off and Arsenal were soon suffering under the relentless pressure of becoming famous for their side in the championship.
“I get goosebumps thinking about it. I worked with Rob and he became a close friend. To his applause I… https://t.co/V5yFQcQayb
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Brian Mbumo drilled a shot outside the post in the first warning shot from the home team before taking a 22-minute lead.
Ethan Pinnock fed Canoes to Brentford left and he cut inside to shoot a powerful shot that beat Bernd Leno to his near post.
Mbuemo widely pulled another big opportunity after Arsenal’s new £50million signing of Ben White was easy.
The Gunners were without both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandra Lacazette due to illness, handing Folarin Balogun his Premier League debut.
Balogun made little impact but unfortunately did not win a penalty as he was caught on the follow through after slicing wide just before half time.
“It has been a very depressing night. We needed to start in a very different way.” #breers
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“A lot of young boys were doing everything they could. For some of them it was their first experience in the league – which says a lot,” said Arteta, as he wanted more money before the end of the transfer. were requesting for. Window.
“I will put all my enthusiasm and work into what I can control and help.”
Arsenal started the second half with more purpose as Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith-Rowe finally forced David Raya into action.
Bukayo Saka was then given a standing ovation by both sets of fans after he was presented with racial abuse at the hour mark after he missed a decisive penalty. EnglandFinal defeat to Italy of Euro 2020.
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But the Brentford players were in no mood to show any mercy and substitute Norgaard ensured a famous night 17 minutes ahead of time.
Arsenal somehow bounced a long throw inside their six-yard box and the Denmark international gratefully entered an unsafe net to double Brentford’s advantage.
Smith-Rowe and Tierney were Arsenal’s only sources of comfort as they combined to set up Nicolas Pepe, who was denied by Raya with a surprise save five minutes from time.
But a clean sheet scored a famous victory for Brentford as they finished their first night in the Premier League at the top of the table.