Arsenal regained their five-point lead on the high of the Premier League desk with a convincing win over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.
A hat-trick of assists from Leandro Trossard in a 25-minute first-half spell despatched the Gunners on their manner, the primary coming after the house facet had an personal objective dominated out for offside.
Gabriel Magalhaes headed house from a nook earlier than his namesake, Gabriel Martinelli, additionally discovered the web with a header earlier than Martin Odegaard confirmed great composure within the penalty space to make it 3-0 straight into the break.
The Belgian dynamo was really a standout participant and was voted Sky Sports activities’ ‘participant of the match’. Nonetheless, the efficiency from William Saliba deserved simply as a lot reward as Mikel Arteta’s males ultimately stored a clear sheet.
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Hailed as a ‘Rolls-Royce’ by commentator Alan Smith through the match, the France worldwide was an absolute rock on the again, serving to to thwart Aleksandar Mitrovic’s tough assessments, as did gamers corresponding to Andreas Pereira and Manor Solomon, all of whom have led the Cottagers to an eighth place.
Saliba, who price the north Londoners round £27m, was on the coronary heart of all of it and was unlucky to not get on the scoresheet himself as considered one of his long-range efforts got here very near flying in – Vincent Kompany-esque.
The truth is, the 21-year-old registered extra touches (90) than every other Arsenal participant and that translated into 64 passes, which had been delivered with 90% accuracy. He was additionally profitable in 100% of his dribble makes an attempt, through SofaScore.
A part of the backline to maintain Arsenal’s first shutout in three video games, Saliba contributed closely defensively, successful 83.3% of his aerial duels whereas making seven clearances, 4 tackles, two blocks and an interception, which type of lives as much as Smith’s aforementioned and glowing tackle being a “Rolls-Royce.”
The previous Arsenal striker wasn’t the one individual to supply superlatives to explain his outing in west London both – Fabrizio Romano referred to as him “good“, in the meantime journalist Sam Dean described him as “excellent.”
Alongside Trossard, the Frenchman was additionally considered one of many who stole the present at Craven Cottage.
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