Fulham get punished as Gabriel scores on debut

          Arsenal open season with flawless 3-0 win

          2020/09/12 15:54
          By Connor Andrews

          Arsenal kicked off the new Premier League season in a faultless manor, as they swept aside Fulham at Craven Cottage 3-0, with impressive performances from debutants Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian.

          The only real error of the game came early on when debutant Gabriel misred a pass back from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, allowing Aboubakar Kamara the chance to bag an opener, but a returning Bernd Leno was quick enough to rush out and smartly thwart the danger.

          Arsenal’s newly formed front three were then in on the action as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang teed up Granit Xhaka for a blocked shot, before Willian hit the rebound straight at Marek Rodak and Alexandre Lacazette tucked away the third chance for an eighth-minute lead.

          Recent arrival from Chelsea, Willian, continued to look busy and struck the post from a well-hit free kick, before half-time, but then showed his dead-ball prowess again, his corner perfectly placed on Gabriel’s head in the 49th minute to double Arsenal’s lead.

          With the game as good as done, Arsenal made sure just before the hour mark with Arsenal breaking quickly and Aubameyang cutting in and curling past Rodak for what is quickly becoming a trademark move.

          With two assists for Willian and a clean sheet for Gabriel, it was the perfect start for Arsenal, while Fulham, many punter’s bet for relegation, looked well of adjusting to life back in the Premier League.

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