Arsenal vs Brentford: Gunners suffered 3-2 defeat ahead of Man City clash

Arsenal vs Brentford: Gunners suffered 3-2 defeat ahead of Man City clash

- Arsenal vs Brentford test game ended in heartbreak for the North Londoners

- The Gunners failed to reciprocate their form 6-0 demolition of Charlton over the weekend

- Mikel Arteta's men suffered a 3-2 defeat in their preparation game for Premier League resumption

Arsenal’s preparation for the Premier League restart suffered a major setback following their 3-2 defeat to championship side Brentford on Wednesday, June 10.

The result was rather disappointing for the Gunners, who beat Charlton Athletic 6-0 in the other friendly three days ago with youngster Eddie Nketiah bagging a hat trick.

Manager Mikel Arteta oversaw his side crumble to a surprise defeat only seven days to their crunch Premier League game against Manchester City.

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The Gunners will be the ones to raise the curtains on the Premier League restart since they have a game in hand.

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The full squad for the friendly against Brentford is yet to be released at the time of publication of this article, although the likes of Alexandre Lacazzete and Joe Willock both got onto the score sheet.

David Luiz, Hector Bellerin, Matteo Guendouzi are also said to have made appearances, indicating that Arteta went for a strong side for the game.

Mikel Arteta's men took a 1-0 lead to half time according to reports, only to get dismantled in the second half thanks to three goals from an enthusiastic Brentford side.

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One positive to take away from the game however is the fact that both Willock and Lacazzete are slowly finding their scoring boots as they also scored in the Charlton game.

Arsenal vs Brentford: Gunners suffered 3-2 defeat ahead of Man City clash

Arsenal vs Brentford test game ended in tears for the Gunners as they prepare for Premier League return - Credit: Getty Images
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The north Londoners currently occupy ninth position on the Premier League standings, a fair way away from the top four on 40 points, eight behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

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The EPL has been on suspension since March following the global outbreak of coronavirus pandemic that also affected a number of sporting activities.

But with the league set to return this June, preparations among clubs are in top gear as teams look to finish the season on a high.

With the winner of the title all but settled, the actual battleground has been shifted to the race for the top four.

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