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Arsenal 2 — 1 Brentford final score, result, highlights as Kai Havertz sends Gunners top of Premier League…



The final score and result of the Arsenal vs Brentford match were overshadowed by Kai Havertz’s impact, proving his significance in the Premier League title race.


Despite Arsenal’s struggle to secure a second goal against Brentford, with Bukayo Saka facing difficulties breaking through their disciplined defense and Martin Odegaard lacking his usual finesse, it was Havertz who ultimately made the difference.


His presence haunted the Bees, reminiscent of their previous encounter in November. The match provided an entertaining spectacle, showcasing the drama that unfolded on the pitch.


On that particular day, the German national skillfully positioned himself near the far post and executed a precise header in the 89th minute, securing a victory for his team. Fast forward to today, with 86 minutes played, he cleverly switched to the opposite side and expertly directed a header past the desperate arm-waving of goalkeeper Mark Flekken from a distance of six yards.


This hard-fought 2-1 triumph propelled Arsenal to the top of the Premier League standings, surpassing Liverpool’s position ahead of their upcoming match against Manchester City on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s jubilant celebration hinted at the possibility of Arsenal maintaining their leading position until the conclusion of the season.


Arsenal vs Brentford final score

Fulltime Goal scorers
Arsenal 2 Rice 19′, Havertz 86′
Brentford 1 Wissa 45 + 3′



Arsenal’s performance in this match was a clear display of their dominance, although they seemed to lack their usual goalscoring prowess. It was Declan Rice who managed to break the deadlock with a perfectly timed run and jump after 19 minutes. On the other hand, Brentford appeared to be lacking ideas and resorted to simply kicking the ball away and hoping for the best. However, Arsenal themselves were not at their best either, failing to showcase the slick and superior style of play they have exhibited in 2024.


This lackluster performance was evident in the closing moments of the first half. Aaron Ramsdale, who was brought back into the lineup in place of the ineligible David Raya, faced criticism from Arteta’s critics. Ramsdale hesitated for too long on the ball, allowing Yoane Wissa to close him down and block his attempted clearance into the net. The tension in Emirates Stadium was palpable, causing a collective gasp from the spectators that seemed to ripple through the turf.


After the break, Brentford’s defensive strategy shifted from passive to proactive, frustrating Arsenal despite their dominance in possession.


The visitors managed to create more chances, with Ramsdale making crucial saves to deny them the lead. As the match progressed, it felt reminiscent of Arsenal’s past struggles, but Havertz’s impact was undeniable.


His ability to find the back of the net proved vital when he scored a header from White’s cross. The Emirates erupted with joy, showing their belief in the team’s potential this season, especially with Havertz leading the charge.

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