Henrikh Mkhitaryan Starts - Arsenal Team vs Fulham Confirmed

Elena Summers
October 8, 2018

This was our ninth consecutive victory in all competitions and we move above Tottenham in to third place in the Premier League table thanks to a superior goal difference.

"We played very well, but we knew that Fulham play good football and would try to hit us on the counter-attack", the Gabon worldwide told BT Sport.

Any hope of another Fulham comeback was quelled with 23 minutes left, as Ramsey, 39 seconds after coming on, flicked a backheel in off the post after a super counter-attack gave Aubameyang room to cross.

The 29-year old forward then added the Gunners' fourth 11 minutes from time, before rounding off the rout at the death with an assist from Ramsey.

Arsenal has now 18 points from 8 games while Chelsea still has the chance to reclaim the lost spot when they face Southampton.

The Gunners are growing in confidence under Emery and are undoubtedly on track for a top-four challenge, while Lacazette's form comes as a major plus.


Although Emery has said he would like to keep Ramsey, who is Arsenal's longest serving player after joining in 2008, Arsenal are keen to keep their wage bill under control and look willing to allow the Welshman to leave on a free transfer, just as Jack Wilshere did during the close season.

Frenchman Lacazette claimed the opening goal of the London derby at Craven Cottage when he spun on Nacho Monreal's cutback before drilling the ball past Marcus Bettinelli. The Gabon striker wasn't finished yet and, in the last minute, he smashed in Ramsey's pass for his sixth goal of the season.

"We're playing well at this moment and we have to keep focus and continue winning games".

However, they invited Fulham onto them early on and Bernd Leno, who was making his first Premier League start, was abruptly forced into action.

Substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got in on the action, grabbing two goals in a memorable 30-minute cameo.

Arsenal now have a 15-day rest before they resume league duties at home to Leicester City on October 22, three days before they head to Sporting CP in the Europa League. After they scored a second, I tried to find some way to equalise the game.

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