Arsenal player ratings: Leandro Trossard exceptional and Thomas Partey dominant as Gunners crush Fulham

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Gabriel Martinelli Arsenal Fulham 2022-23
The Gunners produced a first half masterclass to restore their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League

A scintillating first half display saw Arsenal blow Fulham away at Craven Cottage to restore their five-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

Goals from Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard sealed a comfortable 3-0 success for Mikel Arteta's side, who welcomed back Gabriel Jesus in the second half following three months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

It was a dominant display from the league leaders, who responded defiantly to Manchester City's win at Crystal Palace on Saturday night.

GOAL rates Arsenal's players from Craven Cottage...

  1. Goalkeeper & Defence

    Goalkeeper & Defence

    Aaron Ramsdale (7/10):

    Couple of nervy moments with the ball at his feet, but solid other than that. One great second half save.

    Ben White (7/10):

    As consistent as always.

    William Saliba (8/10):

    Superb. Dealt so well with the threat of Mitrovic expertly.

    Gabriel Magalhaes (8/10):

    Opened the scoring and cruised through the game with class.

    Oleksandr Zinchenko (7/10):

    His clever movement caused Fulham problems.

  2. Midfield


    Thomas Partey (8/10):

    Dominated the midfield. Exceptional, especially in the first half

    Granit Xhaka (7/10):

    Should have finished off a wonderful first half move.

    Martin Odegaard (8/10):

    Another goal from the captain. Impressive.

  3. Attack


    Bukayo Saka (6/10):

    Not at his best. Looked a bit tired.

    Leandro Trossard (9/10):

    Hat-trick of assists. Fulham couldn't get near him.

    Gabriel Martinelli (8/10):

    Really lively, on the scoresheet again.

  4. Subs & Manager

    Subs & Manager

    Kieran Tierney (6/10):

    Good to see him back after illness. Solid.

    Reiss Nelson (6/10):

    Should have done better after being set up by Jesus.

    Gabriel Jesus (6/10):

    Got the biggest cheer of the day when he came on. Should have marked his return with a goal, but Leno saved.

    Fabio Vieira (6/10):

    Excellent play to set up a chance for Jesus.

    Takehiro Tomiyasu (N/A):

    Introduced late on.

    Mikel Arteta (7/10):

    Perfect day for him. Three goals, clean sheet and Jesus returns.