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Arsenal 1-1 Brentford: Toney equalizer holds Gunners to frustrating draw

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The Gunners dropped points for the second week in a row in the Premier League.

Arsenal drew 1-1 with Brentford in their Premier League game on Saturday. Fantastic defending from the Bees held Arsenal at bay for most of the game.

Another top-six side stung by Brentford!

Brentford came into the game on the back of their fantastic record against Premier League’s “Top Six”. Only Arsenal had managed to beat them, with the Thomas Franck’s side beating Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool.

As expected, the game didn’t start off as an easy one for the hosts. Arsenal were able to dominate the possession throughout the first period. But Brentford had more goalscoring opportunities than their rivals.

Rico Henry missed a golden chance to score the opener in the fifth minute, with Ivan Toney hitting the crossbar later on.

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Arsenal, however, increased the pace of the game significantly after the break. After a few missed chances, the Gunner managed to break the deadlock through Leandro Trossard in the 66th minute.

The former Brighton star scored his maiden Arsenal goal to put his side ahead. But Brentford came back into the game only eight minutes later.

Following a series of headers inside the box, Toney nodded the ball home from close range to make it 1-1.

The goal convinced Arsenal to go all-in with their attacks the final 20 minutes. However, Brentford managed to hold the Premier League leaders at bay with their relentless pressing.

Manchester City have the chance to reduce their gap to Arsenal at the top of the league table to three points by beating Aston Villa on Sunday.