Friday 13, April 2021: Arsenal traveled to Brentford on Friday evening to start their 2021/2022 Premier League campaign with more attention to qualifying for European competitions next season.
Sadly, they were beaten 2:0 by the newly promoted club.
The Gunners are out on Europe’s top competitions this season after they finished 8th in the premier league last season. This is the first time they are out in 25 years.
Mikel Arteta faces criticism already, with Arsenal stalling in recent weeks on buying more new players.
So far, he and Edu have brought in Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lokonga.
Mikel Arteta was without three first-team players for the game, but he still has a strong squad to choose from, reports london.football before kickoff.
Captain Pierre Emerick Aubumeyang, Thomas Partey and Lacazette both missed with illnesses.
Following their defeat by Brentford, Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, “questioned Arsenal’s ability”. He said “NO, the change has taken too long.”
“I am saying this as one of the big fans,” he adds, via Twitter.
Arsenal plays Chelsea at home on August 21 before traveling to Manchester City. It’s not known yet if remorseful Arteta will pick maximum points with fans now calling for his head.
Since the departure of Frenchman Arsene Wenger in 2019 after 21 years in charge, Arsenal has struggled, almost reaching relegation spot at some stage in 2020.