The start of the Premier League season is just a few days away. Brentford's first ever Premier League season will begin on Friday, 13 August, when The Bees face Arsenal in their first top flight game since 1947. Brentford's first Premier League game will be the first in the 2021/22 top flight. We will welcome Arsenal to our new stadium for a match that will kick-off at 8pm and be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
The Bees ended their pre-season schedule with a win over Valencia on Saturday. The Bees fell behind but came back to win on the day our new stadium was officially opened. Ethan Pinnock headed in an equaliser before Frank Onyeka struck the winner.
The Bees played six friendly games in pre-season, winning four of them. They started with victories over AFC Wimbledon and Boreham Wood before Watford were beaten behind closed doors. Brentford then drew at Old Trafford against Manchester United and lost to West Ham United before the win over Valencia.
Arsenal's pre-season ended with defeat to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. The North London side also lost to Chelsea in pre-season and had wins over Watford and Millwall. Their pre-season schedule started in Scotland with a loss to Hibernian and a draw with Rangers.
Today, Monday August 9, at 12noon, a limited number of additional tickets will be made available online only to all My Bees Members who have yet to purchase. These tickets will be extremely limited and subject to availability.
Once we have sold this allocation of tickets on Monday, more information will follow about using the Ticket Exchange. This allows Season Ticket Holders the opportunity to post any tickets that they cannot use. Members who have not yet purchased will then have the chance to buy these tickets. Full details about the Ticket Exchange are to be announced soon.
We last met Arsenal on 26 September 2018, in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup. Arsenal won 3-1 in North London despite a memorable free kick from Alan Judge. The teams have not met in league competition since the 1946/47 season, Brentford's last in the First Division. The teams met at Griffin Park on the final day of that season and The Bees were relegated before defeat to The Gunners on 26 May.