EFL Cup - Third Round
Arsenal3Brentford1

Arsenal 3-1 Brentford: Danny Welbeck double sends Gunners through

Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck has scored four goals in six appearances for Arsenal this season

Danny Welbeck scored twice to send Arsenal into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with victory over Championship side Brentford.

The striker headed in Matteo Guendouzi's cross after five minutes before poking home a brilliant move before half-time at Emirates Stadium.

Brentford's Alan Judge curled a superb 20-yard free-kick into the top corner after the break.

Substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored a third for Arsenal in stoppage time.

The Frenchman pounced on a loose ball and slotted home, before Alex Iwobi had a goal ruled out for offside.

Arsenal dominated the first half and looked comfortable at the start of the second before Judge's goal - his first in 942 days following a double leg break.

Yoann Barbet drew a save from Arsenal summer signing Bernd Leno before Canos dragged wide and Judge fluffed an effort.

Leno, making only his second start for the Gunners, had almost turned the ball into his own net early in the game after mis-controlling a pass.

Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe was bright throughout, coming close in the first half on his full debut.

The 18-year-old was one of nine changes manager Unai Emery made to his starting XI following Sunday's Premier League win over Everton.

Brentford made seven changes as defender Moses Odubajo was handed a debut on his return to the club after recovering from a serious knee injury.

Arsenal have not lost a home match in this competition against a side from outside the top flight since 1983.

The draw for the fourth round will take place on Saturday.

Line-ups

Arsenal

  • 19Leno
  • 12LichtsteinerBooked at 28mins
  • 20Mustafi
  • 16Holding
  • 18Monreal
  • 4ElnenySubstituted forRamseyat 84'minutes
  • 29Guendouzi
  • 7MkhitaryanSubstituted forTorreiraat 75'minutes
  • 55Smith-RoweSubstituted forLacazetteat 64'minutes
  • 17Iwobi
  • 23WelbeckBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 2Bellerín
  • 8Ramsey
  • 9Lacazette
  • 11Torreira
  • 26Martínez
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 49Nketiah

Brentford

  • 28Daniels
  • 2OdubajoSubstituted forDalsgaardat 64'minutes
  • 23Jeanvier
  • 26KonsaBooked at 37mins
  • 29Barbet
  • 19Sawyers
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 8Yennaris
  • 18Judge
  • 11WatkinsSubstituted forBenrahmaat 79'minutes
  • 7CanosSubstituted forMaupayat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 4MacLeod
  • 6Mepham
  • 9Maupay
  • 10McEachran
  • 21Benrahma
  • 22Dalsgaard
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
49,586

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenalAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal 3, Brentford 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal 3, Brentford 1.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal 3, Brentford 1. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Torreira.

Foul by Alex Iwobi (Arsenal).

Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey replaces Mohamed Elneny.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

Attempt blocked. Stephan Lichtsteiner (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Said Benrahma replaces Ollie Watkins.

Attempt saved. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Lucas Torreira replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Julian Jeanvier (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Sergi Canos.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Attempt saved. Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Attempt saved. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Henrik Dalsgaard replaces Moses Odubajo because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Alexandre Lacazette replaces Emile Smith-Rowe.

Booking

Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Matteo Guendouzi.

Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal 2, Brentford 1. Alan Judge (Brentford) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal).

Moses Odubajo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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