Arsenal Secures Top Spot with Havertz's Last-Minute Winner Against Brentford

Arsenal Secures Top Spot with Havertz’s Last-Minute Winner Against Brentford

Kai Havertz emerged from the substitutes’ bench to propel Arsenal to the summit of the Premier League with a late decisive goal, securing a 1-0 victory over Brentford.

With champions Manchester City drawing 1-1 against Liverpool earlier in the day, Arsenal had the opportunity to claim the top spot, a position they hadn’t held since May 2.

For the majority of the match, Arsenal struggled against a resilient Brentford side, and there were moments when they relied on goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who made some crucial saves to prevent potential setbacks.

However, Havertz, entering the game as a substitute, made a significant impact, scoring at the far post after just 10 minutes on the field to convert Bukayo Saka’s cross. This goal propelled Arsenal to the top of the table, a position they hadn’t occupied since their title pursuit last season lost momentum.

Ramsdale took center stage in his first Premier League appearance since September 3, with David Raya, seemingly the club’s established number one, still on loan from Brentford and ineligible to play against his parent club.