Player Ratings: Fulham 1-5 Arsenal
Arsenal made it nine consecutive victories in all competitions with a stunning second half display as they ran out 5-1 winners at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Alexandre Lacazette had given the visitors the lead on the half hour mark before Andre Schurrle leveled for Fulham just before the break.
A second goal from Lacazette shortly after the break, followed by one from Aaron Ramsey and a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw Unai Emery’s side run out convincing winners.
Here are how the players fared:
Bernd Leno 6 – Lobbed by Andre Schurrle for Fulham’s equasliser on the stroke of half-time but otherwise a relatively comfortable afternoon for the German goalkeeper.
Hector Bellerin 8 – Bombed forward to offer extra width down the right wing and got in some good crossing positions, setting up one of the goals.
Shkodran Mustafi 8 – Decent in the air against Aleksandr Mitrovic and made a number of clearances as Bernd Leno wasn’t greatly tested.
Rob Holding 8 – A solid performance from the centre-back pairing.
Nacho Monreal 7 – A sloppy pass led to Fulham’s equaliser. Nacho Monreal did well when attacking down the left.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan 7 – Had a few efforts on goal as Henrikh Mkhitaryan enjoyed some success down the right wing.
Lucas Torreira 9 – Excellent at winning the ball back for his side time and time again in the middle of the park.
Granit Xhaka 8 – Solid performance alongside Lucas Torreira in a midfield four, Granit Xhaka saw a lot of the ball and distributed it adequately.
Alex Iwobi 6 – A couple of nice touches down the left but more often than not Alex Iwobi gave up possession of the ball.
Alexandre Lacazette 9 – Two shots, two goals, twice giving Arsenal the lead.
Danny Welbeck 7 – Created a couple of chances but never tested Marcus Bettinelli himself.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (30 mins) N/A – Came on for half hour and grabbed a late brace as the Fulham defence was a mess.
Aaron Ramsey (23 mins) N/A – A late introduction was still enough time for Aaron Ramsey to set up a goal and score one himself.
Matteo Guendouzi (12 mins) N/A – Brought on to help control the possession late on at 3-1 and Arsenal ended up scoring twice more.