Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Arsenal run riot in second half to win 5-1 at Fulham

Arsenal run riot in second half to win 5-1 at Fulham

Ramsey made it 3-1 with a spectacular back-heeled goal and then substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice in the closing stages as Arsenal won six consecutive league matches within a single campaign for the first time since 2016.

Aubameyang sealed the victory in style, collecting Bellerin's cross and firing left-footed beyond Bettinelli on the turn, before striding onto Ramsey's pass and drilling into the bottom-left corner in injury time.

However, Lacazette restored Arsenal's advantage four minutes into the second half as his 25-yard effort found its way past Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli. The Gunners faced a decent Fulham side in a Premier League clash.

Liverpool, who remain unbeaten in their last 18 home games against City, came out roaring and dominated the opening 10 minutes but Pep Guardiola's visiting side weathered that early storm and were the more unsafe after the break.

"The players, they are playing, like Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey and Matteo [Guendouzi], when they are in the side they are continuing helping us with their quality and continuing together in this way".

On his potent strike-force, Emery added: "It is one process, to know better after training, after every match, after every decision, how we are better on the pitch, between the players, in our tactical system and impose our timing on the pitch in possession with the ball".

The two substitutions saw Arsenal shift gears, with Ramsey adding a third moments after entering following Aubameyang's assist.

He was a constant threat to the Fulham defence and took both of his goals with aplomb to set Arsenal on their way to a fine win.

Emery stated: "Yesterday he came in with pain and he can not train yesterday or play today".

The Germany worldwide split the two Arsenal centre-backs and his deft lob from Vietto's slide-rule pass deservedly saw Fulham draw level just before the interval.

A contract offer to Ramsey was withdrawn last month but the Wales midfielder showed his quality when he created and finished a stunning team move to help Arsenal to a ninth straight win in all competitions - their best run since April 2015.

"It is very hard but we must prepare, continue improving and show big commitment".

"Now we have to keep this mentality".

"For me it was very important for him to take confidence and take that first goal", said Emery.

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