Gabriel Magalhaes, who is still recovering froman injury issue he suffered on international dutywith Brazil at the Olympics this summer, openedthe scoring for Arsenal on 46 minutes.
Aaron Ramsdale started in between the posts forArsenal and had a quiet day in goal.
Maitland-Niles, who recently took to social mediato share his desire to leave Arsenal – or at leastget minutes – before holding clear the air talkswith Mikel Arteta, has often spoke about hisdesire to play in the centre of midfield and he gothis wish today.
Elneny despite starting alongside Maitland-Nileswas replaced on 33 minutes by youngster CharliePatino.
Arsenal do not say the reason why the Egyptinternational was taken off so early on, but itcould be down to an injury worry.
The front line was made up of Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and Lacazette, with the latternetting the second goal for Arsenal againstBrentford.