Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Aubameyang makes Premier League history, lauds Arsenal mentality after win

Aubameyang makes Premier League history, lauds Arsenal mentality after win

The two subs both scored and assisted in the game, the first time two players had ever come off the bench for the same side in a Premier League game and both notched a goal and assist.

The Gunners have not enjoyed such a lengthy winning streak in 11 years but, despite being slow out of the traps, Alexandre Lacazette's brace set them on course for a 5-1 Premier League win to move them above neighbours Tottenham and into third place.

Goals from Alexandre Lacazette (2), Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (2) wrapped up a convincing win in Ozil's absence.

Arsenal were battling fatigue after touching down in London in the early hours of Friday morning following a 4,000km flight from Azerbaijan, where they beat Qarabag 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. However, they were undone by one of the goals of the season.

"It was an important goal for Aaron [Ramsey] and an important goal for us".

Our Arsenal man of the match is... Henrikh Mkhitaryan slid in to meet the ball, but was unable to turn a close-range effort past Marcus Bettinelli under pressure from Maxime Le Marchand.

Fulham hit back against the run of play in the 44th minute.

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Fulham, the only top-flight side without a clean sheet this season, levelled 15 minutes later when Monreal needlessly gave the ball away and Andre Schuerrle dinked the ball over Bernd Leno as the goalkeeper rushed out.

Arsenal, perhaps after blowing off some Europa League cobwebs, began to enjoy more of the ball and only a flawless sliding challenge from Maxime Le Marchand prevented Lacazette tapping in Danny Welbeck's cross.

Their new manager has kept the flair and beefed up the pragmatism.

A flowing attack saw Hector Bellerin and Ramsey combined in a blur of flicks and delicate touches in midfield before the ball was worked wide to Aubameyang.

Aubameyang added a fourth as he swivelled on low cross from Bellerin before side-footing the ball into the far corner.

"At the end of last season it wasn't quite right", he said.

The Gunners produced some wonderful football for the thumping victory.

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