EFL Cup - Third Round

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.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


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


Formation 4-3-3

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


  • 1Bentley
  • 4MacLeod
  • 6Mepham
  • 9Maupay
  • 10McEachran
  • 21Benrahma
  • 22Dalsgaard
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arsenal 3, Brentford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arsenal 3, Brentford 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. 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.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Alex Iwobi (Arsenal).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey replaces Mohamed Elneny.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Said Benrahma replaces Ollie Watkins.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal. Lucas Torreira replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Sergi Canos.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Stephan Lichtsteiner.


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