Debutants Gabriel and Willian impressed as Arsenal blew away promoted Fulham in the opening game of the Premier League season.
Former Chelsea winger Willian had a hand in all three goals and Gabriel – a £23m signing from Lille – scored in his first game in English football.
Arsenal were highly impressive, while Fulham caused themselves too many problems at the back.
Both sides have played and won at Wembley – twice for the Gunners – in the 48 days since the last Premier League season finished.
Alexandre Lacazette scored the opener from close range after Willian’s effort was saved.
Centre-back Gabriel then scored from Willian’s corner with his shoulder. Willian, who also hit a post from a free-kick, picked out Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng with a perfect cross-field ball and the captain curled home Arsenal’s third.
Fulham created few chances, with last season’s top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic coming on with only 27 minutes to go and forcing Bernd Leno into a save.
More to follow.
- 3HectorBooked at 26mins
- 10CairneyBooked at 61mins
- 7KebanoSubstituted forZambo Anguissaat 63′minutes
- 25OnomahSubstituted forDe Cordova-Reidat 75′minutes
- 47KamaraSubstituted forMitrovicat 63′minutes
- 14De Cordova-Reid
- 20Le Marchand
- 29Zambo Anguissa
- 6dos Santos Magalhães
- 2BellerínBooked at 55mins
- 34XhakaSubstituted forCeballosat 79′minutes
- 12WillianSubstituted forPépéat 76′minutes
- 9LacazetteSubstituted forNketiahat 87′minutes
- 14AubameyangBooked at 39mins
Match ends, Fulham 0, Arsenal 3.
Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Arsenal 3.
Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Tim Ream.
Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.
Substitution, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah replaces Alexandre Lacazette.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Rob Holding.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Hector (Fulham).
Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Arsenal. Dani Ceballos replaces Granit Xhaka.
Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nicolas Pépé with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Michael Hector.
Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín.
Foul by Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal).
Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Arsenal. Nicolas Pépé replaces Willian.
Substitution, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaces Josh Onomah.