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Arsenal 3 - 1 Brentford | Carabao Cup

Arsenal continued their excellent form as they defeated Championship side Brentford 3 – 1 in the third-round of Carabao Cup.

Arsenal made nine changes in their team after the win over Everton. One of the fresh starters, Danny Welbeck scored twice before the half-time giving the Gunners an early boost. 

The course of the match might have differed had Bernd Leno‘s puzzlingly poor touch from a Shkodran Mustafi back-pass not trickled wide of his own net in the 2nd minute. Proving that once again that the Gunners’ need to solidifying their defence.

Welbeck rose unchallenged to undoubtedly head in Matteo Guendouzi‘s cross in the 5th minuteHis second goal was at the 37th minute where he finished a sweeping move, connecting with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal, to produce a tap-in.

Bernd Leno’s clean sheet was compromised when midfielder Alan Judge scored a brilliant free-kick in. Brentford almost had an equalizer in quick time but Sergi Canos blazed a shot over the bar. The Championship side were encouraged after a goal and, for a period, pressed hard in search of an equalizer that never came.

Arsenal maintained the ball convincingly and the substitute Alexandre Lacazette put the seal on Arsenal’s victory with a firm finish 2 minutes into added time. His fellow substitute Lucas Torreira assisted him with the goal.

Unai Emery‘s side finally got a hard-fought 3-1 win over Brentford as they sail into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup, sealing Unai Emery’s sixth successive victory after a shaky start to the season. The new Gunners’ boss is attempting to do something his predecessor Arsene Wenger never managed to, in making his players work harder than ever before, notwithstanding the importance of a match.

Arsenal face Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, 29th September for their 7th match of the Premier League.

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