Arsenal beaten by Brentford in behind-closed-doors friendly

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Brentford in a behind-closed-doors friendly at the Gunners’ London Colney training complex on Wednesday.

Mikel Arteta’s men had won all five of their pre-season friendlies so far this summer, but fell to Thomas Frank’s side ahead of the returning Emirates Cup this weekend.

Both teams used largely second string lineups, but it was a Brentford regular who opened the scoring nine minutes in. Fin Stevens managed to release Ryan Trevitt into space, and his cross was turned in by Bryan Mbeumo.

Arsenal similarly scored through one of their more senior players when Eddie Nketiah…

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