Arsenal played their seventh game of the Premier League season against Brentford today (September 18). The bees were no match for Mikel Arteta’s team as they won easily.
William Saliba opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 17th minute of the match. The France international gets a corner kick from Bukayo Saka to head the ball into the net.
Gabriel Jesus continued his fine form and doubled the lead for the north London giants just 11 minutes later. The Brazilian finished second for the team, with this time transfer provider Xhaka.
Fabio Vieira, Arsenal’s first starter, finished scoring for the visitors just four minutes into the second half. The 22-year-old opened up his new club account with a superb long-range goal.
While Saliba, Jesus and Vieira were all on the scoresheet, one player who impressed with his goal was Xhaka. In addition to the second assist for the Gunners, the midfielder excelled in midfield.
The Switzerland international, who has scored one goal and provided three assists from seven league games, has been in fine form for Arteta’s side this season. And, his performance against Brentford certainly went unnoticed.
Not long ago, the 29-year-old fell out of favor with the Gunners and was stripped of the captaincy. However, he turned the game around at the Emirates Stadium and supporters are admitting it.
Here’s how Arsenal fans on Twitter reacted to Xhaka’s impressive performance against the Bees:
Arsenal return to the top of the table
The Gunners’ 3-0 win over Brentford saw them return to the top of the Premier League table. They are currently at the top of the standings with 18 points, winning 6 and losing 1 of their 7 matches so far.
Manchester City are ranked second on the table with 17 points and only 1 point behind Arteta. Tottenham Hotspur also has 17 points and is only behind Cityzens in goal difference.
The north London giants will now hold the top spot until at least the first week of October. They are expected to lock horns with Tottenham when they return to action after the international break.
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