A resounding 3-0 victory saw Arsenal take all three points in matchday 1 of the new Premier League campaign.
It did not take long for Mikel Arteta’s men to start imposing themselves on their newly promoted opposition.
Alexandre Lacazatte put his side on the front foot just eight minutes into the match after the opposition defense failed to clear their lines. It was, however, the most beautiful of goals as the ball fell at Lacazatte’s feet after a poor effort from Willian who himself shot following a lame strike from Xhaka.
Lacazatte’s strike saw him make Premier League history as he is now the only player to open the scoring in two different English top-flight campaigns.
Gabriel Magalhaes could not have asked for a better debut as he managed to get his name on the scoresheet. The Brazilian defender rose to meet a cross from Willian, another debutant, before firing home to double Arsenal’s lead.
It was none other than skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who put the game to bed. Aubameyang, after controlling a lovely cross-field ball from Willian, curled the ball across to send it past Marek Rodak.
Willian’s double assist saw him become the first player to set up two goals on his Premier League debut since 1992.
Up next for Arsenal is a home game against West Ham next Saturday. As for Fulham, they will take on Ipswich Town in the EFL Cup action in four days’ time.