LONDON-Arsenal bought their Premier League marketing campaign underway with a 3-Zero win at promoted Fulham because of objectives from Alexandre Lacazette, new signing Gabriel and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang within the opening recreation of the season on Saturday.
Newcomers Gabriel and Willian loved effective debuts for the Gunners, who made gentle work of their quick journey throughout London to Craven Cottage and dominated in opposition to a toothless Fulham. Lacazette scored the season’s opening purpose within the eighth minute after poor defending by the house aspect earlier than 22-year previous Brazilian defender Gabriel, who joined Arsenal from Ligue 1 aspect Lille, made it 2-Zero within the 49th with a close-range header.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the icing on the cake with an outstanding shot into the highest nook within the 57th minute and missed a pair of gilt-edged possibilities within the closing phases to inflict much more injury on the house aspect. Proper again Denis Odoi compelled a save from Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno early on however that was nearly as good because it bought for Fulham, whose opening-day efficiency means that staying within the high flight might be a tall order.
Lacazette was left with the easy process of poking the ball in from shut vary after a comedy of errors by the house aspect, who loved a slice of fine fortune when Willian hit the put up with a 22nd-minute free kick. Gabriel made it 2-Zero with a thumping header after a nook swung in by Willian, who racked up his second help of the day when he arrange Aubameyang for the third in his first recreation for Arsenal after his summer time transfer from Chelsea.
Willian’s pleasant move from midfield discovered Aubameyang on the left flank and the striker reduce inside to twist a rasping shot from contained in the penalty space previous Marek Rodak who was left clutching skinny air.
The house keeper then did properly to dam a shot from point-blank vary by Aubameyang, who had one other effort cleared off the road by a defender within the dying minutes. Even at 3-Zero down, Fulham had been barely in a position to get away of their very own half with their midfield chasing shadows and a porous defence all at sea every time Arsenal went ahead.