Arsenal began their Carabao cup competition in style as they thrashed championship side Brentford 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium last night.
Danny Welbeck opened the scoring with a great header in the fourth minute of the opening half to give the Gunners an early lead.
The England’s outcast scored his second goal of the night when he put the ball in Brentford’s goal after a great team-work from Gunners players.
Brentford pulled one back in the second half after a well-taken free kick from Aaron Judges get past Bernd Leno, but that wasn’t enough to see them come back into the game as second-half substitute Alexandre Lacazette round up the scoring to make it 3-1 in favour of the Gunners.
Here is how they perform:
Bernd Leno (6.5/10)
He couldn’t do anything about the goal conceded, He made many saves and was awesome throughout the night.
Stephan Lichtsteiner (7/10)
He displayed much pace, energy and intelligence during the encounter, His experience was obvious in his play against the less-experienced championship side.
Shkodran Mustafi (5/10)
The German made his return from injury but was unconvincing at the back, He needs some more time to return to full fitness.
Rob Holding (7/10)
The youngster is far becoming a household name in the team. His last night’s display was top class, he could only get better with time.
Nacho Monreal (7/10)
A good display from the experienced player, Didn’t do too much going forward but he’s rock solid at the back. He assisted Welbeck’s second goal of the game.
Matteo Guendouzi (7.5/10)
The teenager was nothing but brilliant in his ball distribution. However, he needs to time his tackles perfectly.
Mohamed Elneny (8/10)
A cool, calm but solid display from the Egyptian midfielder. He showed his class once again.
Alex Iwobi (7/10)
The player continues his transformation under Emery and he’s awesome against the Brentford’s players.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (6.5/10)
Not a great night for the Armenian star, however, he played a role in Welbeck’s first goal. He needs to improve.
Emile Smith Rowe (6/10)
The youngster is definitely learning the trade and one would expect him to progress with time. Not the best display from him but he showed huge promise.
Danny Welbeck (9/10)
Put up a Man of the match performance and he deservedly scored two great goals.
Lacazette (6), Torreira (6), Ramsey (not rated as he comes in too late).
Arsenal Officially Agree Loan Deal For Dani Ceballos
North London giants Arsenal have agreed to a loan deal for Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.
According to BBC journalist David Ornstein, Dani Ceballos would spend the next season on loan at Arsenal without the option of a permanent deal.
The loan deal to Arsenal could be completed as early as Tuesday.
Dani Ceballos had earlier revealed in his last interview that he wants to play more this season and the Spaniard believes that he can make that wish happen at Arsenal.
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The 22-year-old was on the outskirts of the Real Madrid team for the majority of last season but he’s expected to get more first-team opportunities at Arsenal.
Dani Ceballos has spent two seasons at Real Madrid since joining from fellow Spanish La Liga club Real Betis.
He was recently part of the Spanish team that won the European u21 Championship this summer.
Dani Ceballos and Spain beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the tournament hosted by Italy and San Marino.
The player would be a direct replacement for Aaron Ramsey who left the Gunners for Juventus this summer.
The Welsh international spent over a decade at Arsenal before leaving the club on a free transfer earlier this summer.
Guardiola, Rummenigge In Feud Over Arsenal Target
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his former employers at Bayern have been involved in a war of words over winger Leroy Sane.
Bayern Munich have been constantly linked with Manchester City winger Sane for the majority of this summer and their pursuit has led to some sort of tension between Guardiola and the Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Sane was previously linked to Arsenal at the earlier part of this summer’s transfer window.
On the pursuit of Sane, Pep Guardiola warned Bayern Munich to stay off his player during his press conference at the Premier League Asia Trophy at the weekend.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge while responding to the Manchester City manager in an interview monitored by The Sun took a swipe at the Spanish tactician.
The Bayern Munich supremo implied that Pep Guardiola is not aware of a lot of things at Manchester City.
Leroy Sane is attracting serious interest from the German champions who are looking for wing replacements for veterans Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben.
Ribery and Robben left the Bavarian giants at the end of last season shortly after they helped the team to a seventh successive league title.
Both players were on target in their final game for Bayern Munich.
Arsenal Dealt Big Blow In Wilfried Zaha Chase
North London giants Arsenal have received a major transfer setback in their quest to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during the current transfer window.
According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are reluctant to sell the player to Arsenal unless the Gunners meet their £80m valuation.
The Eagles would only be interested in lowering their financial demands for a Champions League playing club.
Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the third successive season at the end of last season.
The Gunners finished outside the Champions League places at the end of last season.
Only the top four Premier League places guarantee Champions League football.
Arsenal missed out via a fifth-place finish at the end of the season.
The Gunners could have also qualified for Champions League football via the Europa League.
Arsenal were beaten 4-1 by London rivals Chelsea in the final of the competition.
Zaha has talked up his dream move to Arsenal having pointed out in one of his earlier interviews that he supported the North Londoners as a boy.
The 26-year-old has already told Crystal Palace officials that this summer is the right time for him to leave the club despite signing a new contract as early as last year.
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