Henrikh Mkhitaryan Starts - Arsenal Team vs Fulham Confirmed

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Starts - Arsenal Team vs Fulham Confirmed

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Starts - Arsenal Team vs Fulham Confirmed

Aaron Ramsey scored Arsenal's 3rd goal in their destruction of Fulham, and it was a thing of beauty!

Unai Emergy's side were leading 2-1 when the Spanish coach turned to the Gabon worldwide and teammate Aaron Ramsey off the bench midway through the second half, with two goals from Alexandre Lacazette coming either side of Andre Schurrle's strike. This marked the first time that two substitutes have scored and assisted in the same game in the Premier League.

It was a significant statement of intent from a team widely written off ahead of Emery's first season in charge.

But the north Londoners are quickly rediscovering their verve and struggling Fulham had no answer to their enterprising display. So much for the curse of the Europa League.

But Emery freshened up his side with six changes, although one was enforced as Mesut Ozil was sidelined due to a back spasm, and there were no signs of fatigue as they took the lead in the 29th minute.

Just five of the players who started against Qarabag began the match at Craven Cottage, with Unai Emery acknowledging the need for juggling, rotation and rest but also for some semblance of familiarity.

Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli made sure Arsenal did not double their lead not long after as he kept out Henrikh Mkhitaryan's close-range effort before preventing the lively Alex Iwobi from pouncing.

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Fulham hit back against the run of play in the 44th minute.

But moments later, the German made no mistake as he lobbed the ball over Bernd Leno, having been put through by Luciano Vietto's delicate through ball.

Arsenal, perhaps after blowing off some Europa League cobwebs, began to enjoy more of the ball and only a ideal sliding challenge from Maxime Le Marchand prevented Lacazette tapping in Danny Welbeck's cross.

Their new manager has kept the flair and beefed up the... But the second half they scored very easy goals.

It proved an inspired move as Ramsey sealed the points with a majestic finish in the 67th minute. Ramsey flicked the ball into the net from behind his body after another superb passing move that also featured an impudent mid-air backheel from Hector Bellerin. He only lasted 54 minutes.

The Gunners produced some wonderful football for the thumping victory.

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