[[[Streaming@@@]] Brentford VS Arsenal live match 27 September 2023
9 hours ago — Live streaming of the Brentford vs Arsenal Carabao Cup 2023-24 third round match will be available on the FanCode app and website in India.
If anything their enthusiasm got the better of them at times, with players so keen to get at Arsenal’s stuttering defence they sometimes forgot to carry the ball with them. This wasn’t just a win propelled by adrenalin. Frank is a smart coach and his players carried out his game-plan with intelligence. Arsenal did not have Brentford’s wit, let alone their resolve. In the 11th minute, a looping header from Frank Onyeka brought Leno into the game. A minute later, Tomey sent Bryan Mbuemo away and his shot hit the outside of the near post. But Arteta’s side is full of players who probably wouldn’t make the grade at any other major club. To think, if the elite had got their way, this opening game could have been against Bayern Munich, with far better English clubs looking on from outside. Half-time was needed and Arsenal came out with greater impetus after it. Sergi Canos opened the scoring for the season, cutting inside and firing the ball in by beating Bernd Leno at his near post The winger celebrated wildly as the crowd responded accordingly, on a special night for the newly-promoted Londoners Midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe was a driving force for Arsenal but couldn't drag his side to a goal as familiar problems persistedThey are rebuilding a squad but that involves moving on many of the current personnel. And who wants players who failed to get Arsenal into Europe last season? Who wants the team that lost 2-0 at Brentford? There was a world of difference in Premier League experience between these sides, but that did not show. Subs: Saka, Tavares, Nelson. Manager: Mikel Arteta Goals: NoneBooked: None Arsenal looked a shambles in a way Brentford are not. They know what they are about on the field, and off it too, with a strategy and vision Arsenal no longer possess. They thought they could take Pep Guardiola’s right-hand man and become Manchester City lite. It was the epitome of shallowness. So Brentford deserved this. If anything, one could have been forgiven for thinking Brentford’s players knew more about the course and distance. There was 19 minutes of Premier League football between these Brentford players before kick-off; nine of the starters were making their debuts in this division. Tomey played five minutes of football, twice, as a substitute for Newcastle in the 2015-16 season; in the same campaign Sergi Canos got on for nine minutes for Liverpool at West Brom, on the final day of the season. And yet, after ten minutes of acclimatisation, it was Brentford who looked more comfortable with their surroundings, Brentford who were braver and bolder. Arsenal were a makeshift team without Lacazette and Aubameyang upfront, but that is no excuse. Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe aside there wasn’t an Arsenal player who went at the game like Brentford’s newbies. Brentford 2-0 Arsenal: Gunners stunned to kick-start new seasonAnd the best thing? It wasn’t even a shock. This has been coming, for Brentford, and Arsenal. One club knows where it is going, the other lost its way long ago. In essence, this was the night that showed how far Brentford have come, and how far Arsenal have fallen. Here was a club playing its first game in England’s top division in 74 years, and another with pretensions to form a Super League with Real Madrid, and it was impossible to tell them apart. If anything, the XI in stripes were most comfortable at this level. It was embarrassing for Mikel Arteta and everyone connected with the current Arsenal regime that they should arrive at the first game of the season so totally unprepared. Alexandre Lacazette and Pierrre-Emerick Aubameyang were missing, stricken with illness, but even that news raised more questions than answers given the state of Arsenal’s recruitment policy and the supposed clear-out that is intended to finance it. Brentford vs Arsenal LIVE: Kick-off time, TV channel, team 1 hour ago Backed by home support high on the occasion, the history and football’s joyous return to those who love it most, they were superb. Everything one would hope for from a newly promoted team, they delivered. Brentford were the least experienced Premier League arrivals since Reading in 2006. Yet Reading, you may remember, not only stayed up that season but finished in the top half of the table. But pressure was building and, after 22 minutes, Arsenal cracked. It was Callum Chambers at fault, twice, and Leno once – a fatal combination of defensive errors. Chambers’ clearance from deep was poor and cut out by Ethan Piddock, and he then charged out to meet Canos, who easily cut inside and struck a low shot. Norgaard sent the Brentford fans wild, who are finally able to enjoy top-flight joy after years battling in the Championship Thomas Frank celebrated with his fans after the final whistle, and a special atmosphere seems to be building in Brentford Should it have defeated Leno so soundly at the near post? Probably not. On the night, and for the hard yards getting here. Arsenal only came into the game at the start of the second-half and any momentum they built ended when Brentford scored their second goal on 73 minutes. It was a very Brentford goal to score, forged at a training ground beneath Heathrow’s flight path, and a terribly Arsenal goal to concede, a comedy of soft, defensive errors from players who should have learnt by now. Forget corners, Arsenal can’t even defend throw-ins. How long have we been saying that now? Since long before the end of Arsene Wenger’s time. Thomas Frank will not be thinking small after this. Ben White (right) had a dreadful Premier League debut for Arsenal after his £50m move, being dominated by Ivan Toney Mikel Arteta has one of the toughest jobs in football but pressure will be piling onto the Spaniard from day one this season Norwegian star Christian Norgaard bagged the second, profiting from weak Arsenal defending to head in from close-range Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Brentford were always going to be bouncing off the walls for this, their opening game as the 50th team to taste Premier League football, and there is a marathon stretch of 37 fixtures to come. But they were better than just lively. Brentford vs Arsenal live score, H2H and lineups 1 hour ago — Brentford Arsenal live score (and video online live stream) starts on 27 Sept 2023 at 18:45 UTC time in EFL Cup, England.