At Craven Cottage, Arsenal defeated Fulham 5-1 thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, giving them their sixth straight victory in the Premier League and their ninth overall.
After a free-flowing opening, Lacazette scored the opening goal on minute 29, taking Nacho Monreal’s cutback and turning inside the penalty area.
A minute before halftime, Andre Schurrle equalized the score by dinking the ball over Bernd Leno after being fed by Luciano Vietto.
Hector Bellerin had just been denied by Marcus Bettinelli when Lacazette scored his second goal by capitalizing on Danny Wellbeck’s nod-down to shoot from outside the box.
Aaron Ramsey doubled Arsenal’s lead just 39 seconds after entering the game with a deft flick from Aubameyang’s cross following a breakaway.
Another substitute, Aubameyang, then scored twice, the second coming in stoppage time to move Arsenal up to fourth place with 18 points. With five points, Fulham is ranked 17th.