This afternoon, Brentford defeated Arsenal 3-2 at the Emirates, as the first team squad of Mikel Arteta continued their preparations for the return of the Premier League next week.
Arsenal heads to the Etihad in a week as they look to continue an unbeaten run in the Premier League that stretches back to December.
This friendly match comes five days after they beat Charlton 6-0 at the Emirates. Whether they squeeze in another game over the next few days remains to be seen.
Judging from the photos available on Getty Images, the players went on after the game to have an additional training session.
In a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Gunners’ players and coaching staff took a knee before kick-off. They are supposed to do the same Wednesday next.
Joe Willock put the Gunners in front just before the break but the Bees hit back through Tariq Fosu on the hour mark.
Due to more strikes by Halil Dervisoglu and Shandon Baptiste, the visitors sealed victory with the help of Alex Lacazette.