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Arsenal exacted revenge over Brentford with a 2-1 win at the Emirates yesterday.

The Bees famously beat Mikel Arteta’s side on the opening day of the season.

But goals from club-grown duo Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka sealed victory for the Gunners.

Indeed, the match saw Smith Rowe become the first academy ace since Cesc Fabregas to hit 10 or more goals in a season.

However, there was a bizarre moment when Granit Xhaka REFUSED to wear the captain’s armband hen Eddie Nketiah handed it to him in the second half.

Alexandre Lacazette gave the armband to Nketiah after he was subbed in the 84th minute.

The youngster then went to give the armband to the Switzerland international, who used to skipper the side.

But the midfielder bizarrely snubbed the armband, telling Nketiah to give it to full-back Kieran Tierney.

However, the result against Brentford left Arteta beaming.

He said: “The scar was there from that first defeat at Brentford and I certainly felt the hurt.

“I tried to transmit that to the players and told them not to forget how we felt after that game because that was an invaluable time for me to understand all the people we have at the club.

“The more difficult the situation was, the closer we became as a group and that was a game changer because it really united everyone.

“Nobody was blaming each other, nobody was hiding and everyone wanted to contribute on the front line.

“Now we want to win every game and a git a big purpose to our season and today we are a little bit closer to our goals because we won this game and we are very happy with the way we are playing.”

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