LONDON — Arsenal eased previous Fulham to regain their five-point lead atop the Premier League desk as they ran riot in a 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage.
“We’re going to win the league!” sang the Arsenal followers at numerous phases of the sport and on this exhibiting, they regarded like a title-winning aspect.
Gabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard all scored within the first half as Fulham couldn’t deal with Arsenal’s slick motion and Mikel Arteta’s aspect ought to have received by many extra.
Marco Silva’s aspect improved within the second half however Arsenal eased to a fifth-straight Premier League win as they now have 66 factors and are 5 away from Manchester City. Fulham have now misplaced two straight video games and stay on 39 factors.
Martinelli, Trossard ship well timed additional layer at excellent time
It was a pleasure to look at Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli rip Fulham aside within the first half. The duo ghosted between the left flank and central areas seamlessly and Fulham simply couldn’t monitor them. Arsenal pressed Fulham excessive however they had been additionally so intelligent in the way in which they allowed Fulham to play one cross out of the again into midfield after which snapped into challenges. Martin Odegaard pushed additional ahead to play as a second striker and was all the time free to mix once they received it again. Without Gabriel Jesus and Eddie Nketiah (the previous is again match and got here on late within the sport), Arsenal have needed to be artistic with their attacking choices and that has inadvertently given them an additional tactical layer at a pivotal level of the season. Jesus will after all begin a big chunk of the ultimate 11 video games of the marketing campaign however Arsenal now have a really totally different choice to roll out at any time when they need. That goes to be essential within the closing months of the season as they purpose to win the title.
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Leandro Trossard: A hat trick of assists within the first half and oozed class at any time when he acquired on the ball. What a January signing.
Martin Odegaard: Got his purpose and popped up in harmful areas all sport lengthy.
Gabriel Martinelli: Could have had a hat trick within the first half and his intelligent runs couldn’t be tracked.
Fulham head to Manchester United on Sunday, March 19 for an FA Cup quarterfinal. Arsenal host Sporting Lisbon of their Europa League final 16 second leg on Thursday, then host Crystal Palace on Sunday, Mar. 19.
How to look at Fulham vs Arsenal reside! – By Joe Prince-Wright at Craven Cottage
Kick off: 10am ET Sunday
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FULL TIME: Fulham 0-3 Arsenal – Absolutely medical from Arsenal. They had been glorious. Fulham had been blown away within the first half. Too straightforward for Arteta’s aspect.
CHANCE! Gabriel Jesus is performed in however his low end is saved by Leno. So near a purpose on his return and he ought to have scored.
Gabriel Jesus comes on and there’s a large roar from the Arsenal followers within the away finish. What on ovation for Jesus on his return. His first look since earlier than the World Cup.
CROSSBAR! Fulham hit the bar. A header from a nook is an efficient one nevertheless it bounces away. So unfortunate for the hosts.
SAVE! Aaron Ramsdale saves down low to disclaim Decordova-Reid. Fulham have been a lot better within the second half. But that wasn’t precisely robust after their first half show…
Fulham are having extra of the ball however Arsenal look so harmful each time they break.
Second half us underway and Ramsdale has come flapping at just a few crosses. Fulham placing Arsenal below critical stress to get one purpose again.
HALF TIME – Fulham 0-3 Arsenal: About as dominant a primary half as Arsenal have had all season lengthy. Totally in management, 3-0 up and cruising. It might have been 5 or 6. Arsenal’s followers chant Mikel Arteta’s identify from the away finish. Fulham have missed Joao Palhinha badly in midfield and simply don’t have a look at it.
GOALLL! Fulham 0-3 Arsenal – Right on half time Martin Odegaard fires dwelling after one other advantageous Arsenal counter. Brilliant play by Martinelli and Leandro Trossard once more. Arsenal have been glorious on these transitions.
SAVE! Great cease from Leno to disclaim Martinelli. That regarded sure to be a 3rd for Arsenal.
Nervous second for Aaron Ramsdale as he inexplicably passes the ball straight to Andreas Pereira however the Fulham midfielder lobs over the bar. Big likelihood for Fulham. The Arsenal followers sing Ramsdale’s identify.
CHANCE! Great flowing soccer from Arsenal after Tosin gave it away however Xhaka decides to take an additional contact and he will get all of it flawed as Leno gratefully collects. Brilliant likelihood for Arsenal to go 3-0 up.
Bit of possession for Fulham now as Manor Solomon bends one huge of the far publish. Very much like his latest effort from that place which often fly in. The dwelling followers are getting a bit anxious. Arsenal glad to take a seat deeper and defend their 2-0 lead. Nice place to be in for the Gunners.
“You know you’re going to believe us, we’re going to win the league!” sing the Arsenal followers within the away finish right here at Craven Cottage.
GOALLL! 2-0 to Arsenal. Leandro Trossard with a stunning clipped cross to the again publish and Martinelli heads dwelling. Trossard and Martinelli have been sensational early on. Fulham can’t deal with their motion.
William Saliba strides ahead and smashes a shot over the bar from 35 yards out. That sums up the arrogance on this Arsenal aspect proper now.
GOALLL! Gabriel heads dwelling as he climbs above Tosin and heads dwelling a nook. Poor defensively from Fulham. Arsenal deservedly lead. Fulham 0-1 Arsenal.
NO GOAL! Gabriel Martinelli has a shot from the left which Bernd Leno saves nevertheless it bounces off Antonee Robinson and goes in. Arsenal assume they’re 1-0 up however VAR is used and Martinelli was simply offside. The dwelling followers rejoice the VAR resolution arriving on the display like it’s a purpose for Fulham. Early drama right here.
Just like on the World Cup, Bukayo Saka and Antonee Robinson look set for a extremely good battle down the wing nearest to me right here within the press field. Robinson had Saka’s quantity in Qatar…
Slow begin right here as Arsenal have been a bit of bit sloppy. Perhaps you possibly can excuse them after their journey again from Lisbon on Thursday? The dwelling followers are very pleased with the beginning from Fulham.
KICK OFF! We are underway right here on the Cottage and it’s the Arsenal followers making all the noise early on.
Lovely buzz round Craven Cottage because the environment builds. The dwelling followers are filled with optimism and the away followers are additionally anticipating an enormous win too.
Give this a watch earlier than the sport. Can Arsenal deal with the stress of Man City respiratory down their necks?
Team information is right here! Ben White and Granit Xhaka in for Arsenal. Fulham have made two modifications with Tosin coming in for Diop and Bobby Decordova-Reid in for Willian because the Brazilian winger misses out completely.
Some intriguing staff information early on right here. Gabriel Jesus is right here on the Cottage and that may be a large enhance for Arsenal.
Welcome to west London! Beautiful early spring day right here as Fulham host Premier League leaders Arsenal. Can the Gunners make it 5 wins in a row within the Premier League? Can Fulham trigger an enormous shock?
Key storylines & star gamers
Fulham’s nonetheless alive within the FA Cup and has that route into Europe as nicely. Israeli striker Manor Solomon has been an enormous a part of the Cottagers’ latest scoring, as adapting to the Premier League has not confirmed an issue for a person with loads of European expertise via Shakhtar Donetsk. Palhinha misses out via suspension and Fulham can have its work lower out for itself within the coronary heart of the pitch.
Arsenal is getting performances everywhere in the pitch, however the constant showman has been Bukayo Saka, as Mikel Arteta has not been afraid to begin the younger Englishman time and time once more.
Fulham staff information, accidents, lineup
OUT: Palhinha (suspension), Tom Cairney (ankle), Neeskens Kebano (achilles), Layvin Kurzawa (knee), Cedric Soares (mortgage – mum or dad membership), Willian (undisclosed)
Arsenal staff information, accidents, lineup
OUT: Mohamed Elneny (knock), Eddie Nketiah (ankle)