Brentford 0 Arsenal 3 LIVE SCORE: Vieira's fine strike adds to Saliba and Jesus goals – updates | The Sun

Brentford 0 Arsenal 3 LIVE SCORE: Vieira's fine strike adds to Saliba and Jesus goals – updates | The Sun

FABIO VIEIRA has put the icing on the cake for Arsenal to fire them back to the summit of the Premier League – if they hold on to their big lead at Brentford.

Headers from William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus had given the Gunners a two-goal lead going into the half-time break.

Youngsters Lino Sousa, 17, and Ethan Nwaneri, 15, have been included in Arsenal's squad, the latter was not even born when the Emirates Stadium was opened.

  • Kick-off time: 12 noon UK
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event
  • Live stream: Now and Sky Go app
  • Brentford team: Raya, Hickey, Ajer, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Janelt, Jensen, Dasilva, Mbuemo, Toney.
  • Arsenal team: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Vieira, Martinelli, Jesus.

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  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

    54, The Arsenal fans are singing their hearts out now. They're going back to the top of the league.

    Vieira's chant is in full flow.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

    52, Brentford win a free-kick on the edge of the area and Toney tries something inventive, flicking the ball up and volleying narrowly over the bar.

    This is a really tough task for Brentford, now.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-3 Arsenal

    48, Oh my word, Vieira fires in Arsenal's third. An absolute peach on his debut!

    That move all started with Saliba, calmly bringing the ball out of defence under pressure, the Arsenal way. It's spread to Saka who picks out Vieira. The 21-year-old didn't think twice, smashing abeauty in off the post from 25 yards, leaving Raya no chance.

    He seemed to stand still upon scoring, almost not expecting it to go in, before reeling away in celebration. What a moment for the new man.

    .Credit: Reuters
  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    46, Jesus collects the ball on the edge of the area, dancing through the defence much like his celebration. His shot is blocked at the last moment.

  • Joe Adams

    Second half – Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    'Hey Jude' hypes up the crowd before Brentford get the ball rolling for the second half.

    No changes to report for either side.

  • Joe Adams

    Half-time – Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    The first half draws to a close and Mikel Arteta will be the far happier of the two coaches.

    It's been very one sided with the Gunners taking their chances in style, courtesy of Saliba and Jesus.

    I suspect Brentford are about to get a 'telling off' from Thomas Frank. They look like they don't want to be there.

    Gunners in cruise control.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    45, Henry wakes up the crowd, bearing down the left. Toney then floats in a speculative ball where Mbeumo was arriving at the back stick. But he can't get the right contact.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    43, Arsenal work the ball well and Tierney has time to line up, his effort flying a few yards over the target.

    Brentford look devoid of any real energy.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    41, Saka darts inside and attempts to place one from distance but Brentford get bodies in the way.

    One more and Brentford are out of this. They need to hold on for half-time.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    39, The game has fallen a little flat as Brentford attempt to break down Arsenal's back line, but no luck.

    I wonder if we'll see a change of system from Thomas frank after the break. Five at the back doesn't seem to be working at the moment.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    37, Jesus attempts to dink one over Jensen's head on the edge of his own six-yard box. A touch of the over-confidence there, but the home side can't punish them.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    35, Xhaka is a little over-ambitious, cannoning an effort well over the bar with his right foot. His hand is immediately raised in apology and that's the most the Brentford fans have had to cheer about all afternoon.

    They need more from the players.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    32, Mikel Arteta will be delighted with this performance. It looked like a really tricky fixture on paper, but they have been in control since minute 1 and have done what they didn't against Manchester United: convert their chances.

    .Credit: Getty
  • Joe Adams

    GOAL! – Brentford 0-2 Arsenal

    27, Jesus deals Brentford a second lethal blow, heading home a brilliant Xhaka delivery.

    The Swiss international curls in a perfect ball to Jesus who made a great run, leaping well and directing his header into the top corner. Raya's fingertips couldn't keep it out.

    Clinical, clockwork Arsenal. Brentford look stunned.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-1 Arsenal

    24, Jesus is looking sharp as ever, demanding the ball wherever he can, and beating the Brentford players to it every time.

    Xhaka takes a heavy touch and the ball bounces out of play for a throw-in.

    Brentford are yet to really respond and the crowd are subdued.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-1 Arsenal

    22, Gabriel is down receiving some treatment, holding his calf.

    He pulled up in the warm-up and held a similar area, but it looks as though he's going to keep going for now.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-1 Arsenal

    That goal underlines Arsenal's size. They look scary from set-pieces and have a number of players who can score with their head.

    They look far from the 'soft' Arsenal we saw last season.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-1 Arsenal

    16, Saliba puts the Gunners in front!

    What a header! Saka curls in the corner and Saliba runs across the front post, unmarked to steal in ahead of Toney and glance a header across goal. It bounces off the post and is clawed out by Raya.

    A few seconds of confusion before the referee's watch awards that it was over the line.

    This young man just keeps getting better and better. Arsenal take the lead!

    .Credit: Getty
  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    15, Saka gets down the left and crosses one in. But who's there to block? Ivan Toney. Brilliant work ethic from the England international.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    14, Signs of frustration creeping into this Arsenal side early on.

    Ramsdale spots Saka in space but he can't bring it down under the pressure of Henry. He screams for a free-kick, but nothing doing.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    12, Martinelli swings in the free-kick and White heads back across goal. Jensen is there to avert the danger.

    Mee then slides in on Vieira drawing a huge roar from the crowd. A wry smile from the defender.

    Welcome to the Premier League, Fabio Vieira.

    .Credit: AP
  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    10, Vieira spots Jesus through the middle, but the Brazilian hadn't seen Mee behind him who lumps the ball clear.

    The defender is then in firmly on Jesus and concedes the free-kick.

    This is a good crossing position for the Gunners.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    8, Martinelli dips inside and curls one into the channel. Mee is positioned well to hook it clear but Arsenal come again.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    7, The game has slowed a little, with Arsenal just waiting for a gap to present itself.

    Gabriel nearly plays himself into trouble but gets away with it this time.

  • Joe Adams

    Brentford 0-0 Arsenal

    5, Ramsdale forced into action.

    Henry stands up a ball to the back post and Mbeumo does well to get there, but his header is fairly simple for Ramsdale to hold on to.

    .Credit: Reuters

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