LONDON: Arsenal moved top of the Premier League when a late goal by Kai Havertz earned them a 1-0 victory at Brentford on Saturday.
Manchester City’s earlier draw with Liverpool meant Mikel Arteta’s side would leapfrog both clubs with a win but that did not look likely for most of the game.
Arsenal keeper Aaron Ramsdale, recalled to the side, got away with a huge mistake in the first half, while the visitors had a goal by Leandro Trossard ruled out for offside.
Havertz, who came on as a substitute, eventually broke the deadlock with a close-range header in the 89th minute.
Arsenal moved up to first place with 30 points from 13 games, one ahead of City and two ahead of Liverpool.