25th November, 2023
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Kai Havertz’s late strike against Brentford took Arsenal to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday, a point ahead of Manchester City.
The match was heading for a draw when Havertz struck with two minutes to go.
Bukayo Saka produced a beautifully lofted cross into the box, where Havertz, who came in as a substitute, rose high to head the ball low into the middle of the goal and beyond the goalkeeper to make it 0-1.
Earlier, Bryan Mbeumo had an effort from inside the box but it was brilliantly blocked.
Leandro Trossard scored a goal shortly before halftime, but it was ruled offside after VAR’s review.
In the 77th minute, Neal Maupay received a pinpoint pass, took one touch and produced a shot. It was a few inches shy of ending inside the left post.