Arsenal ease past Fulham to stretch their lead at the top

Leandro Trossard scored three goals as Arsenal returned to second place in the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Fulham.

It was too easy for the Gunners at Craven Cottage as the hosts struggled to find a foothold in the game.

Gabriel Magalhaes nodded at the Trossard corner in the 21st minute to spark a quick goal that would keep the visitors within reach.

Gabriel Martinelli scored the second five minutes later, with Martin Odegaard doing all but picking up the win before half-time.

Marco Silva’s side felt the absence of Joao Palhinha as they suffered a second successive defeat in line with his two-match ban, with Arsenal having no problem isolating the Fulham midfielder.

After the emotions of the last match Including a final victory against Bournemouth, which led to wild celebrations from Arsenal’s players and staff. It was a regular victory for the north London club, who are trying to win the league for the first time since 2003-04.

It didn’t take long for the Gunners to find their rhythm. And they thought they had taken the lead in the 16th minute when Antonee Robinson opened the ball into his own net after Bernd Leno threw the ball into the defender.

However, the goal was ruled out after a lengthy VAR review, which ruled Martinelli offside in the buildup.

Leno had to be alert to make low saves. To prevent Granit Xhaka’s drive later on as the visitors pressured.

And they were rewarded in the 21st minute when Gabriel headed home from Trossard’s corner.

The Gunners doubled their advantage with a clever break down the left in the 26th minute. Trossard crossed over for Martinelli, who easily beat his Robinson and nodded home.

Former Brighton striker Trossard once again closes in on Arsenal as they continue to dominate. But his shot was wide.

Fulham’s best chance of the first half came just before half-time when Aaron Ramsdale delivered a pass to Andreas Pereira but he fired over the crossbar.

Arsenal added a third before half-time. When Fulham can’t deal with crosses from the right again when selected in the middle Odegaard catches the ball to create space before smashing it into the back of the net.

Fulham started the second half brighter than the first half. but could not find a way back into the race
However, Ramsdale was called on in the 69th minute to save Bobby. Decodova-Reid by Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the crossbar from a corner kick

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