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2022-23 English Premier League
  • Martin Ødegaard (64')
  • Gabriel (86')
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic (56')

Arsenal rally to beat Fulham, top Premier League in flawless start

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Michallik encouraged by Arsenal's show of character vs. Fulham (0:57)

Janusz Michallik speaks about Arsenal's 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League. (0:57)

Arsenal continued their flawless start to the Premier League on Saturday as they came from behind to claim a 2-1 victory against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium in London.

The result marks the first time since Arsenal's 2004-05 "Invincible" season that the club have started the season with four consecutive league wins, leaving Mikel Arteta's side two points clear at the top of the table.

Arsenal dominated the first half, but it was striker Aleksandar Mitrovic who broke the deadlock as he continued his fine vein of form in front of goal, netting his 100th goal for Fulham. The 27-year-old snapped the ball from Arsenal defender Gabriel, who was dawdling on the ball on the edge of his own 18-yard box, and slotted past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. The strike marks Mitrovic's fourth league goal this season.

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Arsenal were not to be denied, though, as Martin Odegaard hit back minutes later when he picked up a pass from Bukayo Saka on the edge of the box and struck an attempt at goal that deflected past goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

The hosts pushed for a winner and were rewarded just five minutes from time when Gabriel pounced and prodded home after Leno failed to deal with an in-swinging corner.

Arsenal have now won four league games in a row after previously earning comfortable wins over Crystal Palace, Leicester City and Bournemouth.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Arsenal 14 +22 37
2 Manchester City 14 +26 32
3 Newcastle United 15 +18 30
4 Tottenham Hotspur 15 +10 29
5 Manchester United 14 0 26
6 Liverpool 14 +11 22
7 Brighton & Hove Albion 14 +4 21
8 Chelsea 14 0 21
9 Fulham 15 -2 19
10 Brentford 15 -2 19
11 Crystal Palace 14 -3 19
12 Aston Villa 15 -6 18
13 Leicester City 15 0 17
14 AFC Bournemouth 15 -14 16
15 Leeds United 14 -4 15
16 West Ham United 15 -5 14
17 Everton 15 -6 14
18 Nottingham Forest 15 -19 13
19 Southampton 15 -14 12
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 -16 10