Arsenal scrape past Brentford to the next round of the Carabao Cup

Arsenal clinched a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brentford in the Carabao Cup tonight, earning themselves a spot in the next round of the tournament. The Gunners, featuring a significantly altered lineup, squared off against a persistent Brentford side, making it a nail-biting match for the fans throughout.

The attacking trio of Reiss Nelson, Charles Sagoe Jr. and Emile Smith Rowe showed signs of rustiness, but Arsenal started the game strongly, securing an early lead courtesy of Nelson. This initial goal gave Arsenal supporters hope for a comfortable win, but the reality was quite different as Brentford posed a continuous threat.

Brentford consistently pressed forward, keeping Arsenal on their toes, and the Gunners had the woodwork, Aaron Ramsdale, and a struggling Yoane Wissa to thank for preserving their slender lead. While Arsenal dominated possession in the first half, Brentford took control of the ball in the second half, forcing Ramsdale into making at least one outstanding save.

Despite introducing Gabriel Jesus, Martin Odegaard, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Cedric Soares into the mix, Arsenal couldn’t find the second goal to secure the win, and Brentford remained in contention until the final whistle.

In the end, Mikel Arteta’s squad emerged as victors and will now set their sights on advancing deep into the competition.

Just Arsenal Opinion

It was a hard-fought win but also a deserved one, it was good to see the likes of Smith Rowe, Nelson and even Sagoe get a game and all things considered, it was a satisfactory win.

No injuries, no red cards, no embarrassment, yeah, all good.

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  1. I think we should focus on this cup. Man City and Brighton have been unceremoniously hounded out of the cup,so I don’t think there is another serious threat ahead. Unless it’s Newcastle itself. On to the next game.

  2. Should’ve played Cozier-Duberry on the right wing instead of Sagoe Jr, because Sagoe Jr couldn’t easily cut inside with his stronger foot

  3. Not important, not pretty but a very good win. The Carabou cup is not that great a cup but it has its uses. And it was a good win.

  4. This competition holds a special place in my heart, as it was the first trophy that i was there to see us win in ’87. It was the first time that Liverpool failed to win a game after Ian Rush had scored.

  5. I’m plagiarising myself by copying this post from another blog I was on earlier.
    You can see why Brentford might be reluctant to sell Toney. 18 shots and only 4 on target. Ramsdale was up for everything, and the one that did get through was cleared off the line by the excellent Kiwior. Nelson’s late miss wasn’t so bad really, as it was on target, but a slight late swerve took it just outside of the post. He had a decent game. I thought it odd that White just would not support Sagoe Jr, it was so obvious that he was deliberately not passing to the lad, which must have been a bit demoralizing for the kid who looked quite good. And ESR is back!!

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