Arsenal vs Brentford

Arsenal and Brentford have a close off-pitch relationship but the sides have only played each other 13 times before they meet in the Premier League in 2021/22.

GOAL - Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates scoring his second goal of the game during the EFL Carabao Cup 1/16-final match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium, London, England on 26 September 2018. Copyright: Carlton Myrie
GOAL – Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates scoring his second goal of the game during the EFL Carabao Cup 1/16-final match between Arsenal and Brentford at the Emirates Stadium, London, England on 26 September 2018. Copyright: Carlton Myrie
Date Match Result Score Competition
13 Dec 1902 Brentford v Woolwich Arsenal D 1-1 FA Cup
17 Dec 1902 Woolwich Arsenal v Brentford W 5-0 FA Cup
02 Nov 1935 Brentford v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1936 Arsenal v Brentford D 1-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1936 Brentford v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
09 Sep 1936 Arsenal v Brentford D 1-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1938 Arsenal v Brentford L 0-2 League Division One
18 Apr 1938 Brentford v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
08 Sep 1938 Brentford v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
06 May 1939 Arsenal v Brentford W 2-0 League Division One
12 Oct 1946 Arsenal v Brentford D 2-2 League Division One
26 May 1947 Brentford v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
26 Sep 2018 Arsenal v Brentford W 3-1 League Cup
13 Aug 2021 Brentford v Arsenal Premier League
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the Mind Series match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Copyright: Mark Pain

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Brentford v Arsenal Premier League Arsenal s Bukayo Saka shows dejection as they concede their second goal during the Premier League match at the Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford Copyright: Daniel Hambury

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal pre-match during the 2021/22 Pre Season Friendly Mind series tournament match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 8 August 2021. Copyright: Andy Rowland

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Brentford v Arsenal Premier League Arsenal s Bukayo Saka shows dejection as they concede their second goal during the Premier League match at the Brentford Community Stadium, Brentford Copyright: Daniel Hambury

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