Arsenal U23s were beaten 1-0 by Brentford B in a friendly at London Colney today.
George Lewis made his return from injury, while first-team centre-backs Sokratis and William Saliba were both called upon. Arthur Okonkwo featured in goal and Tim Akinola was in action in midfield with Nikolaj Moller leading the line. Winger Kido Taylor-Hart was also selected, as was defender Jonathan Dinzeyi and midfielder Catalin Cirjan.
Saman Ghoddos scored Brentford’s goal in the first half with a fine strike and Arsenal missed a penalty in the second period.
There were some former Arsenal youngsters in action for Brentford, with Dominic Thompson and Fin Stevens both featuring.
Arsenal were without the likes of Folarin Balogun, Ben Cottrell and Miguel Azeez, who all trained with the first-team yesterday.