Tactics: How Arsenal gave Brentford a paddling

Join Stephen Bradley as he analyses Arsenal 2-1 paddling of Brentford in the Premier League.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side's second goal with Gabriel Magalhaes during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal with Gabriel Magalhaes during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Brentford at Emirates Stadium on February 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

He shows how Brentford initially lined up to press the Gunners, only for Arsenal to just pass through it with ease.

Add a determination to stop Brentford from passing around the back, and you get an easy Saturday afternoon.

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