Fulham vs. Arsenal: Premier League Live Score, Highlights, Recap

Charlie Melman@@charliemelmanCorrespondent IIAugust 24, 2013

Premier League—Fulham vs. Arsenal

Full time

Fulham 1-3 Arsenal

Giroud 14'

Podolski 41', 68'

Bent 77'

Lineups:

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.

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