Arsenal kicked off the new Premier League season in style.
Mikel Arteta’s team were straight back into the groove with an emphatic win at newly-promoted Fulham.
It took them just nine minutes of the new campaign to prove they meant business when Alexandre Lacazette fired them ahead.
It was the second time the French striker had scored the opening goal of the Premier League season.
Aboubakar Kamara almost pounced on an early backpass following confusion between Arsenal new boy Gabriel Magalhaes and keeper Bernd Leno.
But that was as close as they came to troubling their visitors during a one-sided first 45 minutes.
And they were as good as finished four minutes into the second-half when Gabriel was allowed to head in virtually unchallenged from Willian’s corner.
Eight minutes later it was definitely all over after Aubameyang took Willian’s crossfield pass on his chest and curled an unstoppable shot inside the far post.
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But Arsenal have hit the ground running and are clearly determined to make a big improvement on last season’s eighth-place finish.
This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago