Brentford 0-3 Arsenal LIVE! Vieira goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Brentford 0-3 Arsenal LIVE! Vieira goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Brentford vs Arsenal LIVE!

Arsenal climbed back to the top of the Premier League and avenged last year's humbling at Brentford with a clinical 3-0 victory. The Gunners were back at the scene of their dismal opening-day defeat last season which pre-empted their worst start to a campaign for 67 years.

But they are a different animal this term and proved it with an organised, inventive display and three well-taken goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus and Fabio Vieira.

Such was Arsenal's dominance that Mikel Arteta could even afford to give 15-year-old midfielder Ethan Nwaneri a late run-out as a substitute, making him the Premier League's youngest player.

Brentford vs Arsenal updates

  • GOAL! Saliba heads early opener

  • GOAL! Jesus makes it a first-half double

  • GOAL! Vieira hits full debut stunner

Brentford FC 0 - 3 Arsenal FC

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Arsenal go top of the pile with a dominant win at Brentford.

Plenty more action to come at Standard Sport and you can follow Everton vs West Ham live here.

Recap a big win for the Gunners with Simon’s match report!

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All smiles in the Arsenal camp

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Player ratings

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Simon Collings has rated the Gunners stars at Gtech Community Stadium.

Read the full story!

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A moment of history to cap the win

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Full time!

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A fine trip across the capital for the Gunners, who will return home top of the table!

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90+1 mins: Marquinhos and Nwaneri are given the final minutes off the bench.

The 15-year-old was born in 2007, before the Emirates Stadium was finished, and is both Arsenal and the Premier League’s youngest-ever player.

Vieira and Saka come off.

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90 mins: Jesus is booked as four minutes are added on.

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86 mins: Tomiyasu replaces White as Arsenal have another go at 4-0, Raya palming away Jesus’ near-post attempt.

“Ivan Toney, a stroll in the park,” sing the away end. It has been a bit of a kickabout for the Gunners today...

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84 mins: Ramsdale feels a bit of an issue which winds up a few of a Brentford persuasion, he can carry on though as England duty beckons.

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80 mins: Pena-No!

The offside flag goes up just as David Coote points to the spot for Toney taking a tumble in the box.

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78 mins: It has been a really fine day for the Arsenal midfield with their pressing game unrelenting despite the game being done.

Martinelli and Partey, who is just back from injury, are saved for the final minutes as Nketiah and Lokonga come on.

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76 mins: A final change for the Bees, with Arteta still yet to make one, as Wissa replaces Mbeumo up top.

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73 mins: It would be a surprise to see Arteta give a runout to Smith, Sousa or even 15-year-old Nwaneri until the dying moments.

A clean sheet and goal difference could prove vital in a few months’ time and Brentford are very much pushing for a consolation.

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70 mins: A minute’s applause around the ground for Queen Elizabeth II, as Brentford build an attack that is well worked into Damsgaard.

Ramsdale comes out to smother the shot.

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68 mins: That will be that for Jensen, Baptiste will replace the Dane after what looks like a knock to his knee.

He can walk off, at least, suggesting this is more of a precaution.

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66 mins: Raya has to produce a smart save to prevent a fourth as Saka pops up with an effort to cap his pair of assists.

Jensen is down off the ball and play is stopped.

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63 mins: Frank goes to his bench for some energy with Onyeka and Damsgaard replacing Dasilva and Janelt in midfield.

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So that’s why they do the wall trick...

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57 mins: Save!

Samba football now from the Gunners as Jesus combines with Xhaka to break in behind and Raya has to react sharply to divert his shot with his feet.

Raya claims the corner and plays it out quickly and Xhaka makes too much of a nuisance of himself for the keeper, earning a booking for his troubles.

Simon Collings at Gtech Community Stadium

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The difference to this Arsenal team when Partey plays is so clear. He brings such a calmness to that midfield.

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55 mins: Four shots on target, three goals from Arsenal so far.

Efficient, ruthless and disciplined? Arsenal? Surely not...

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52 mins: Good spot from David Coote as he pulls up Martinelli for a dragback just outside the box from a free-kick.

A new set piece from 20 yards out is lined up and Toney volleys over.

Simon Collings at Gtech Community Stadium

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What a way to announce yourself to the Premier League. Arsenal are in dreamland. "We are top of the League," sing the away fans.

GOAL! Brentford 0-3 Arsenal | Vieira

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48 mins: What a hit!

On his Premier League full debut, the midfielder lines up a shot from range and smacks it in via the post!

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47 mins: Arsenal settle into the second half with a comfortable spell on the ball.

Kick off!

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Brentford need a mega performance to deprive Arsenal of top spot.

Here come the players!

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Second half, coming up...

How Arsenal took the lead

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Simon Collings at Gtech Community Stadium

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That was an excellent half from Arsenal. This is a really tough place to come but Arsenal have dealt with it really well. Arteta must be delighted.

Half time!

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Well, that must have been a pretty satisfying 45 minutes of football for Gunners fans.

Arsenal are on course to return to the top of the Premier League after goals from Saliba and Jesus.

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45 mins: Two minutes added on as Mbeumo flashes a header wide.

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43 mins: Tierney the next to pick out a long-range effort which soars a couple of feet over the bar.

A third would really kill this contest.

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41 mins: Saka wriggles into an inch of space cutting inside and hits a shot straight at a defender, but the home team cannot break out and their clearance comes straight back at them.

Arsenal looking good for their lead as the break approaches.

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37 mins: Something of a reaction from Brentford, at last, and Jesus is caught in possession near his own corner flag.

Jensen hits the byline and crosses too deep, the ball going out of play.

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35 mins: Xhaka tries to turn a good first half into a stunning one with a long-range effort on his weaker foot. ‘Weak’ is a good way to describe the shot in general, as it flies high over the bar.

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31 mins: A big, big test for Brentford now as they have barely laid a glove on Arsenal and find themselves two down having lost two markers from good balls into the box.

Simple but effective, you could say, from the visitors.

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Simon Collings at Gtech Community Stadium

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That was a brilliant goal by Arsenal. Fitting too that it was a Xhaka assist, he’s been excellent today - and all season for that matter.

GOAL! Brentford 0-2 Arsenal | Gabriel Jesus

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28 mins: There it is! Jesus fires home a header from Xhaka’s floated ball in!

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26 mins: It’s all a little flat from the home support with Toney and Mbeumo not really in the game.

Can Arsenal take advantage to grab a second?

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22 mins: Gabriel felt a similar issue, just below his right knee, in the warm-up but will continue for now.

Tomiyasu is warming up as play resumes.

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20 mins: It has been a fairly low-key lunchtime match in west London but first blood goes to the Gunners with the help of goalline technology.

Lots of time left in this one and Brentford won’t panic. A delay first as Gabriel is down injured.

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Simon Collings at Gtech Community Stadium

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The away fans didn’t need an excuse to start singing Saliba’s name and this could go on a while now.

GOAL! Brentford 0-1 Arsenal | Saliba

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16 mins: A flicked header from Saliba at Saka’s corner narrowly crosses the line!

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13 mins: Stick another one on the tally of fine Mee sliding tackles as this time he cleans out Martinelli, and gets the ball, in front of an ovation of Brentford fans.

Surely one of the better free transfers of the summer.

Simon Collings at Gtech Community Stadium

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It looks like Tierney is playing his more natural left-back role today, staying wide and hugging the touchline, as opposed to replicating what Zinchenko does by tucking into midfield.

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10 mins: Vieira picks out a nice forward ball to Jesus as he rushes towards the defence and in comes Mee with a lovely sliding tackle to quash the danger.

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6 mins: Good from the Bees as the ball again goes left and the cross comes in quickly, Mbeumo connecting weakly to allow Ramsdale an easy gather.

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4 mins: Not a great start for Vieira on his first Premier League start, underpowering a chest-down to a teammate before giving away a free-kick.

Brentford work a short one wide and Henry’s fine cross is claimed by Ramsdale.

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2 mins: Just 63 seconds on the clock before Arsenal fans break out into a ‘Saliba’ chant...

And the Gunners hold the ball early on before Martinelli is found with lots of space on the penalty spot - but he loses his footing as he shoots and Raya claims. Warning shot.

Kick-off

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Brentford versus Arsenal gets underway.

Respects paid to Queen Elizabeth II

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A minute’s silence is held in west London before a rendition of the national anthem.

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Here come the players...

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A lack of pre-match music inside stadiums has certainly given an old-school feel to games in the past few days.

Both managers are in black as they carry wreaths out in front of their players.

Kick-off coming up!

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A reminder we will have a minute’s silence and the national anthem ahead of today’s game to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Thomas Frank previews the game

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“We try to make this a fortress, we are looking forward to it. They are top of the league before this round, they are the team in form just behind Man City - they have been fantastic. They are completely different [to last year’s meeting]. But, if we are brave and aggressive, we have a chance.”

Arteta on Odegaard and Zinchenko injuries

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“They are injured and not available for the game. They have two different things but we don’t know [the timescale] yet. We have the opportunity to bring in young players, we are pretty short but opportunities come when these issues arise.”

Infectious Saliba chant reaches Arsenal dressing room

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William Saliba has revealed his delight at the Arsenal fan chant that has become an instant classic at the club.

The earworm chant, to the tune of ‘Tequila’ by The Champs, has greeted the French defender’s long-awaited emergence inside the Gunners team and has even made its way into the dressing room.

“It makes me happy when the fans chant my name like that,” Saliba told Canal Plus.

“Since the Bournemouth game, they’ve been singing it every match, and it gives me a lot of strength, and make me want to give something back by playing well and working hard.”

Read the full story!

Nwaneri a highly-rated talent

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Not much is known of the 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri outside of London Colney but the Arsenal substitute was on the high end of some high praise from Slough Town boss Neil Baker in the summer

“I understand their number 10 has got great feet, he’s only a real youngster,” said Baker.

“I think he’s a real high hope for them at Arsenal. He’s got absolutely unbelievable ability.”

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Arteta happy for another Toney tweet to fuel Arsenal

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Mikel Arteta has joked that he would be happy for Ivan Toney to post another tweet teasing Arsenal after the Brentford striker sparked his motivational speech shown on All or Nothing.

The Amazon docuseries captured the Gunners boss showing his squad a social media comment made by Toney after the Bees downed Arsenal on the opening day of last season.

The Brentford star cheekily described the west London win as a “nice kick about with the boys”, which wound Arteta up no end and resulted in his lengthy rant before the return fixture at Emirates Stadium.

“I haven’t written the script for the pre-match message on Sunday, so if he has any messages and wants to post before then, I could always write them down,” Arteta joked at his pre-match press conference.

Read the full story!

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Simon Collings at Brentford Community Stadium

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Two changes for Brentford

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Josh Dasilva starts against his former club as he comes into Brentford’s midfield, replacing Shandon Baptiste.

Kristoffer Ajer makes the line-up too as Keane Lewis-Potter drops out through injury, Thomas Frank reverting to a 5-3-2 formation for the visit of the Gunners.

Youngsters get their chance

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Mikel Arteta has picked Lino Sousa and Ethan Nwaneri for his subs bench today.

Left-back Sousa, 17, is a veritable veteran compared to his 15-year-old teammate Nwaneri as he comes in amid Oleksandr Zinchenko and Cedric Soares’ absence.

Nwaneri, an attacking midfielder, will become Arsenal’s youngest-ever player if he comes off the bench - he was born in 2007, after the Emirates Stadium was built.

I. Feel. Old.

Arsenal contend with injury issues

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Confirmation then that Martin Odegaard misses today’s game with a knock, handing Granit Xhaka the captain’s armband.

No Oleksandr Zinchenko, Emile Smith Rowe, Cedric Soares, Reiss Nelson or Mohamed Elneny either due to injury.

Thomas Partey returns with Fabio Vieira handed a first Premier League start.

How the hosts line up today

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Brentford XI: Raya; Hickey, Jansson, Ajer, Mee, Henry; Dasilva, Janelt, Jensen; Mbeumo, Toney.

Subs: Strakosha, Janelt, Wissa, Canos, Ghoddos, Onyeka, Baptiste, Damsgaard, Roerslev.

The Arsenal line-up is out...

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Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Vieira, Martinelli; Jesus.

Subs: Turner, Tomiyasu, Holding, Sousa, Lokonga, Smith, Nwaneri, Marquinhos, Nketiah.

Dasilva praises former Arsenal pals

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Ex-Arsenal academy midfielder Josh Dasilva has spoken of his pride at seeing old teammates Eddie Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe thrive at the club he left as a youngster.

The Brentford midfielder told The Times: “Knowing guys that I’ve played with from a young age, like Eddie and Emile, and the way they’ve come up, I know how hard it is to be where they are.

“So sharing that pitch with them and playing in probably the best league in the world is second to none.”

Arteta picks teen talent

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Arsenal are also set to name 15-year-old academy talent Ethan Nwaneri in their squad today - a very highly-rated attacking midfielder.

Odegaard set to miss out

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Reports are emerging of Martin Odegaard missing today’s game after picking up a knock early in the week.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is also set to sit this one out for Arsenal.

Team news in the next 15 minutes...

Head-to-head results

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Both sides claimed a home win last season in their first league meetings since 1947.

Brentford wins: 5

Draws: 4

Arsenal wins: 6

Evening Standard score prediction

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The Bees caused mischief for the Gunners in west London last season but this is a different Arsenal team capable of grinding out wins.

A 1-0 Arsenal win.

Simon Collings is in position at Brentford Community Stadium

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Predicted Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus.

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Predicted Brentford XI: Raya; Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry; Baptiste, Janelt, Jensen; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa.

Arsenal wait on duo

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Ben White is fit for the Gunners after Mikel Arteta hit out at the defender’s lack of a call-up to the England squad.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (knee) and Thomas Partey (thigh) will be given late fitness tests.

Early team news

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Thomas Frank has both Sergi Canos and Kristoffer Ajer available for selection this weekend although a place in the starting XI may be beyond the duo.

Ethan Pinnock and Christian Norgaard are out.

How to watch

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TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, which coverage starting at 11.30am.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here Standard Sport’s live blog!

Hello and welcome!

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Brentford host Arsenal today in the Premier League.

Kick-off is at 12pm BST after it was brought forward from a 2pm start time amid the changed-up schedule of games this weekend.

Follow all the build-up, match action and reaction with Standard Sport’s live blog!

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