Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Arsenal proving Premier League title credentials in winning run - Alex Iwobi

Arsenal proving Premier League title credentials in winning run - Alex Iwobi

Doubles from Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang either side of a sumptuous goal Aaron Ramsey was unarguably the best performance under Emery.

The former Borussia Dortmund forward completed his epic brace at stoppage time after being perfectly set up by Ramsey.

It was an open game from the start but it was Arsenal who broke the deadlock as Alexandre Lacazette did well to control a Nacho Monreal cut back before firing home for 0-1 in the 29th minute.

"When we lost the first two matches against Manchester City and Chelsea, we were calm", Emery told a news conference when asked to comment on Arsenal's title chances. The Welshman - who had only come on two minutes earlier - chipped the ball past a defender, before heading it towards Hector Bellerin. The Gunners faced a decent Fulham side in a Premier League clash.

On his potent strike-force, Emery added: "It is one process, to know better after training, after every match, after every decision, how we are better on the pitch, between the players, in our tactical system and impose our timing on the pitch in possession with the ball".

Substitutes Aaron Ramsey and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyand scored three goals and assisted a further two between them - achieving a milestone. The Gabon striker wasn't finished yet and, in the last minute, he smashed in Ramsey's pass for his sixth goal of the season.

The Germany global split the two Arsenal centre-backs and his deft lob from Vietto's slide-rule pass deservedly saw Fulham draw level just before the interval.

The win was Arsenal's ninth in succession in all competitions - their best run since stringing together eight successive wins from March to April 2015 - and put them into the top four. "It is very hard but we must prepare, continue improving and show big commitment", said Emery.

"No, because I think our players have the habits to play a lot of matches in the week and we want it", Emery explained.

"Our performance over the 90 minutes was very important".

"I am just thinking about the next match at the Emirates, with our supporters".

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