Arsenal return to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Brentford at Gtech Community Stadium where the Gunners have not won under Mikel Arteta.
Thomas Partey who was sidelined for the game at Old Trafford due to injury returned to the side to ensure solidity in the middle of the pack.
But it was French defender William Saliba who set the tone in the 17th minute when he nodded Bukayo Saka’s corner in off the post.
Then Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus added to the tally at the half an hour mark after Granit Xhaka’s measured chip was headed home to send the away into the break with 2-0 lead.
Brentford forward Ivan Toney could not impress after his England call-up as he was denied services to hurt the Gunners
Fabio Vieira who was making his first Premier League start capped an impressive performance with a 25 yards strike to make the scoreline 3-0.
History was made in the closing stages of the game as Mikel Arteta sent Ethan Nwaneri in to replace Vieira, making the schoolboy the youngest ever Premier League player at 15 years and 181 days.
The Gunners will not play a Premier League game again until 1 October when they lock horns with third-place Tottenham Hotspur in another London derby.