Arsenal net milestone Emirates goal

Arsenal netted their 600th (and 601st) Premier League goals at the Emirates, hitting that milestone in their 297th such game.

Only Manchester United at Old Trafford (283) and Manchester City at the Etihad (290) doing so at a single stadium in fewer games in the competition.

Second-half goals from Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka secured a 2-1 victory for the Gunners against Brentford  to keep their bid for Champions League qualification firmly on track.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 29 Premier League home games kicking off at 3pm on a Saturday (W24 D5), last losing such a game on the opening day of the 2013-14 season against Aston Villa.

Mikel Arteta’s side stay sixth in the table, but they move level on points with West Ham, who they have three games in hand on.

They are also now one point behind fourth-placed Manchester United, who face Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday, and the Gunners have two games in hand on Ralf Rangnick’s side.

Smith Rowe has now netted nine Premier League goals this season and the only player to score more in a single campaign in the competition for Arsenal when aged 21 or younger was Nicolas Anelka in 1998-99 (17).

Raheem Sterling (10) is the only English player with more Premier League goals this season than Smith Rowe.

Saka registered his 11th goal involvement in the Premier League this season (seven goals, four assists).

It is the most of any U21 player and a haul bettered only by Jarrod Bowen (16), Mason Mount (13) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (12) among English players.

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