Arsenal Blank Brentford; Gives Debut To 15-Year-Old Nwaneri

Gunners beat Brentford 3-0 in the Sunday battle to move to top spot

Arsenal moved back to the top of the EPL with a dominant outing against Brentford, beating them 3-0 on Sunday. Goals from William Saliba, Gabriel Jesus, and Fabio Vieira helped the team clinch the win. Earlier, Manchester City sat in top position after their win in Saturday’s match. 

The Gunners are now one point above Manchester City and Tottenham at the top of the table. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri came off the bench to become the youngest player in the history of EPL. He was selected to play after injuries to captain Martin Odegaard and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Arsenal bounced back in style

It was one-way traffic as Arsenal reclaim themselves after a defeat to Manchester United two weeks ago. Arsenal claimed the lead in the 15th minute as Saliba flicked Bukayo Saka’s corner in off the far post. Meanwhile, Jesus, who joined Gunners this season, scored his fourth goal in seven EPL appearances so far. Earlier, he had played for Manchester City. 

Saka missed a great chance in the first half from Fábio Vieira’s through ball. Vieria, a Portuguese midfielder, got his first game this season because of the absence of Odegaard in the playing team. He made his mark with a dominant strike from outside the box.

Meanwhile, the Bees will hope that it was just an off day as they made an impressive start to the season. The match also saw a noteworthy moment when Arsenal handed 15-year-old Nwaneri his debut with a minute to go before the final whistle. He made his debut at just 15 years and 181 days. The teenager broke into Harvey Elliott’s previous record. Elliot was 16 when he appeared for Fulham.

Earlier, Jack Grealish scored his first shot this season and Erling Haaland continued his goal streak as Manchester City blanked Wolves 3-0 on Saturday to sit in the top position for less than 24 hours.

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