WATCH: Heads we win! Gabriel Magalhaes & Gabriel Martinelli quick-fire double puts Arsenal in control against Fulham
- Brazilian defender breaks the deadlock
- Own goal ruled out before that
- Martinelli quickly adds a second
WHAT HAPPENED? The Gunners may have feared that their luck was out when seeing an early own goal from Antonee Robinson ruled out for a tight offside call in the build-up, but Mikel Arteta’s side got themselves in front in the 21st minute when Brazilian defender rose to meet a corner and glanced the ball beyond former team-mate Bernd Leno. Five minutes later and it was two for Arsenal, with Martinelli climbing highest at the back post to nod in a chipped cross from Leandro Trossard.
ARSENAL TAKE THE LEAD 🔴— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 12, 2023
Gabriel scores his third Premier League goal this season ✅ pic.twitter.com/giryW73RZr
MARTINELLI 💥— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 12, 2023
Two headers ➡️ 2-0 ✅ pic.twitter.com/178Yq0xcch
It's the Gabriel show at Craven Cottage as Gabriel Magalhães & Gabriel Martinelli both score headers! 🇧🇷— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) March 12, 2023
📺: @Peacock#MyPLMorning | #FULARS pic.twitter.com/TSVmShJXvx
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Fulham have impressed since stepping back up into the Premier League, but Arsenal looked lively from the off in a London derby date and gave their hosts no chance to settle.
WHAT NEXT? Victory for Arsenal will lift them five points clear again of reigning champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.