Brentford v Arsenal player ratings: Canos 9, Norgaard 8; White 5, Chambers 4

Gunners stunned by Premier League newcomers in season opener

The Premier League season made a breathtaking start as Brentford marked their first game in the top flight for 74 years with an emotional 2-0 victory over a ragged Arsenal.

Sergi Canos made himself an instant hero when he cut inside Calum Chambers and drilled a low shot inside the near post of Bernd Leno after 22 minutes to spark an explosion of joy from fans in their new 17,500-capacity stadium.

Some hesitant Arsenal defending after a long throw in the 73rd minute allowed Christian Norgaard to head home the second and Brentford, the team who suffered an agonising nine playoff failures before finally succeeding last season, were in dream land.

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Updated: August 14th 2021, 4:18 AM
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