Arsenal continued their winning run this afternoon by dispatching Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage to make a winning start to the new season.
Not only did Arsenal make the perfect start to the season they also kept a clean sheet. Several players shone in the game, here are our Arsenal player ratings.
Bernd Leno – 6
Back to full fitness, back in goal, was calm and did well to save from Gabriel’s blunder in the first half.
Rob Holding – 7
Decent game, he was as reliable at the back as ever and might be kept instead of being sent to Newcastle on loan for the season.
Gabriel Magalhaes – 8
Will have dreamt of a debut as good as this, recovered well from his early error and his goal capped off the perfect day.
Kieran Tierney – 7
Full of energy and initiative, this might be a season that he shows us all his top-class talent.
Hector Bellerin – 7
Solid and full of running. One key pass to set up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang well but the striker failed to hit the target.
Mohamed Elneny – 6
Nothing spectacular, but he did his job well.
Granit Xhaka – 7
Continues to look better under Arteta. Timed his tackles well and was impressive on the ball.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 6
Another fine day for him in yet a different position. Solid and almost set up a goal.
Willian – 9
He was signed to help Arsenal get goals and he created three today. More of this, please.
Alexandre Lacazette – 7
Got his goal from being at the right place at the right time. Caused problems with his hold-up play.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 8
Scored a beauty, pressed well, and always a threat. Keeping him might become the club’s best business this summer.
Nicolas Pepe – 6
Did well to help Arsenal keep the pressure on for more goals.
Dani Ceballos – 6
Showed his class by almost setting up another goal. He is so neat on the ball.
Eddie Nketiah – N/A
Arsenal player ratings from Ime