Premier League—Fulham vs. Arsenal
Fulham 1-3 Arsenal
Podolski 41', 68'
Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise; Kasami, Parker, Taarabt (Kacaniklic 62'); Duff (Bent 59'), Sidwell (Karagounis 75'), Berbatov
Subs: Etheridge, Ruiz, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Briggs, Boateng, Bent
Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Sagna, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Ramsey, Cazorla, Rosicky (Wilshere 70'); Walcott, Podolski (Sanogo 82'), Giroud (Monreal 72')
Subs: Fabianski, Wilshere, Monreal, Sanogo, Frimpong, Gnabry, Zelalem
Arsenal earn their first victory of the new Premier League season with a convincing victory over a very quality Fulham side.
Arsene Wenger and the players will walk into a much more amiable atmosphere after the match than they did last weekend; despite Darren Bent's second half goal, there were no signs of capitulation or imminent disaster from a threadbare Gunners side.
All talk of of new signings aside, fans should be very encouraged by the team's performance. Now Arsenal must transfer this positive momentum to the midweek Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce and the North London Derby next weekend.