According to Nextbet Arsenal successfully restored their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Fulham on Sunday. Manchester City garnered a close-fought 1-0 win against Crystal Palace which had reduced the deficit to two points yesterday, but Mikel Arteta’s team continues to surge towards the little at a rapid pace.
It was a day of history as well for Mikel Arteta’s side, who became the first team in London derby history to win five consecutive of these derby games without conceding a goal. The North London team had the goals coming fromGabriel, Gabriel Martinelli and captain Martin Odegaard in the first half, which ended up settling the deal at Craven Cottage.
With 11 games remaining, Arsenal can stretch the gap to eight points with a home win against Crystal Palace next Sunday before Manchester City’s next appointment in the Premier League. “How does that sound? It’s 11 finals for us, we take it game by game,” Leandro Trossard, who had a trio of assists as Arsenal took advantage of Fulham’s porous defence at Craven Cottage.
Marco Silva’s Fulham had lost only once in their previous seven home games in all competitions andare now occupying the eighth spot in the Premier League table. Brazilian defender Gabriel, who also scored on his Arsenal debut against Fulham in 2020, put the side ahead on the scoreboard in the 21st minute with a header from Trossard’s corner kick.
Trossard teed up Martinelli on 26 minutes when his arching cross dropped at the far post for an easy header, the forward’s 12th goal of the season. Only four Premier League players have scored more. Seconds before half time, Odegaard took two touches to control Trossard’s cross before smashing the ball past Fulham — and former Arsenal — goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Much to the delight of the Gunners’ faithful, Gabriel Jesus returned to the team after a long injury lay off and earned a roar from the away fans when he entered the game in the 77th minute. This was his first action since the knee injury he suffered at the World Cup in November. Jesus nearly scored in the 85th, but his shot from close range went straight to Leno.