Arsenal won against Brentford (2-1) their eighth victory in a row in the league, which allows them to put additional pressure on Liverpool and Manchester City, who face each other on Sunday (4:45 p.m.) in the clash at the top of this 28th daytime.

With 64 points, Arsenal temporarily takes the lead in the championship ahead of its two rivals, who have 63 and 62 points respectively. The Gunners will therefore be at least second in the standings on Sunday evening. If the euphoria is always more audible and visible as the weeks go by in the Emirates bays, this victory took a particularly long time to take shape, in contrast to the 21 goals scored in the four previous championship matches.

The fault, undoubtedly, of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who took too long to restart in front of the opportunist Yoane Wissa, equalizer in added time of the first period. Declan Rice previously thought he had done the hard part with an unstoppable header (19th).

Aaron Ramsdale redeemed himself in the second half by rejecting two attempts from Toney (55th) and Collins (71st). If Arsenal ultimately deserved victory, it was only by a narrow header. That of Kai Havertz in this case, much more effective since he was replaced as center forward (4 goals and 2 assists in four matches).

Next challenge for the Gunners: the reception of Porto, Tuesday evening, in the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League (1-0 defeat in the first leg). Fifteenth with 26 points, Brentford took only one point out of fifteen, with the excuse of having faced tough opponents (Liverpool, City, West Ham and Chelsea before this trip to the Emirates),