Arsenal maintained their perfect start to the 2022/2023 Premier League, as they battled to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over visiting Fulham in an entertaining London Derby at the Emirates Stadium.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, Alexander Mitrovic turned on the screw in the derby as he netted his fourth goal of the current campaign and his 100th for the Cottagers as Fulham took the lead.
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard and Brazilian defender Gabriel both found the back of the net, as the Gunners emerged victorious and they remain the only side in the current season yet to drop points.
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FULL-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 2-1 Fulham
86′ MIN: Bernd Leno fails to deal with Gabriel Martinelli’s corner and the defender reacts fastest to score.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 2-1 Fulham (Gabriel)
64′ MIN: Skipper Martin Odegaard’s shot deflects off Tosin Adarabioyo and wrongfoots Bernd Leno.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 1-1 Fulham (M. Odegaard)
56′ MIN: Aleksandar Mitrovic robs Gabriel and scores his fourth goal of the season to give the visitors a dramatic lead.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Arsenal 0-1 Fulham (A. Mitrovic)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Fulham
HALF-TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Fulham
KICK-OFF AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM: Arsenal 0-0 Fulham
As expected, Alexander Mitrovic will spearhead the attack for the Cottagers as they look to dent Arsenal’s 100 percent record in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners are without Thomas Partey who is out injured, while Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko is unavailable.