Arsenal vs Fulham (27/08/2022)

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Arsenal vs Fulham (27/08/2022)


Mikel Arteta

First Eleven
32 Aaron Ramsdale
4 Ben White  
04 William Saliba
06 Gabriel Magalhães  
03 Kieran Tierney  
35 Mohamed Elneny
29 Granit Xhaka
11 Martin Ødegaard  
87 Bukayo Saka
35 Gabriel Martinelli
09 Gabriel Jesus  
30 Matt Turner
55 Emile Smith Rowe
62 Edward Nketiah  
16 Rob Holding
17 Cédric Soares
18 Tomiyasu  
21 Fábio Vieira
23 Sambi Lokonga
27 Marquinhos

Emirates Stadium

End of Match
64' Martin Ødegaard
86' Gabriel Magalhães
56' Aleksandar Mitrović
F-T Arsenal 2-1 Fulham
90+7' Martinelli down now with what looks like a bit of cramp. Chalobah tries to help him but, but Fulham keep going anyway.
90+4' A little bit of a delay in these final minutes as Gabriel is seen by the medical staff.

Arsenal then make another change - Holding comes on for Odegaard, who gets a standing ovation as he walks to the dugout.
90+1' 5' added on.
90+1' Ramsdale with a huge save to deny Chalobah - Arsenal hanging on!
86' GOAL! Arsenal 2-1 Fulham | Gabriel


Gabriel makes up for his earlier effort as he puts Arsenal in front for the first time in the match!

Corner again drops in the box, it’s Gabriel who responds quickest to bundle it home.
80' Almost a superb break from Nketiah, but he just cannot keep the ball under his spell.

Ten minutes to play at the Emirates.
79' Pereira and Tete make way for Diop and Mbabu.
76' Arsenal 1-1 Fulham


Nketiah fires wide, but it was so promising.

He drives down the right, cutting inside and beating Ream, but his eventual shot goes well wide of the target.
73' SHOT! Arsenal just increasing the pressure. Martinelli nicks the ball back from Robinson, finds his space, but his shot is straight at Leno.
70' Mitrovic again causing issues for Gabriel. He attempts to rise above the defender for a header - as he did with Jesus just a minute ago - but it doesn't come off as well this time.

Bobby Decordova-Reid then goes into the book for a foul.
69' Kebano comes off for Cairney, making his 250th appearance for the club.
64' GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Fulham | Martin Odegaard


They really needed that. Saka plays it inside, Odegaard drives forward and goes for goal. Takes a massive deflection, Leno has no chance as it flies into the opposite corner.
61' A change for Arsenal now - Tierney comes off for Nketiah.
56' GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Fulham | Aleksandar Mitrovic

Absolutely disastrous from Gabriel. He’s caught taking an age on the ball, Mitrovic wins it back and finishes brilliantly.
54' SHOT!
And a fierce one too from Odegaard.

He fires from range and it has some real fizz, but Leno shuffles to his left to make a good save.

Saka then sends in a cross as the ball is recycled, but the goalkeeper collects this time.
52' Yellow card for Robinson after his foul on Jesus.
50' SAVE!
Jesus sends a cross in from a congested right flank, finding Martinelli at the back post.
49' Mitrovic is back on as Ream sends the ball up the field - but Fulham's possession doesn't last long.
47' Not a bad start from Arsenal. Gabriel and Saka try and combine down the right of the area, but it's White who eventually chips the ball in as it falls kindly at his feet.
46' Second Half begins...
H-T Arsenal 0-0 Fulham
45+1' 1' added on at the Emirates...
41' Into the final few minutes of the first half at the Emirates and we still await the first goal...
Ben White is the first name in the book for bringing down Robinson as Fulham looked to break.

He thought the ball was there to be won but he was slightly late.
33' SAVE!
Saka is played through on goal and he cuts back inside onto his left foot before trying to place the ball into the corner, but Leno is equal to it to make a smart stop.
29' Ream does brilliantly to get back at Jesus and nip the ball away from him just as the Arsenal man was preparing to shoot.

Corner for the Arsenal...
22' CLOSE!

Odegaard sweeps a delicious ball out to Jesus on the right, who drives towards the box and finds Saka.

Saka tries a quick one-two with Odegaard inside the area and it almost pays off, but Fulham do well in the end to clear.
20' Xhaka is the next Arsenal player to try to unlock the Fulham defence. He whips a cross from the left across the face of goal looking for Jesus, but former Gunners goalkeeper Leno does well to anticipate and collect the ball.
Good pressure from Arsenal sees the ball fall fortuitously into the path of Martinelli, but the young Brazilian can't quite get there and it eventually goes behind for a corner.
15' WIDE!
Odegaard finds Jesus at the back post and the Brazilian brings the ball down beautifully before finding Xhaka, who takes a bit of a wild swing at it and puts it well wide.
10' Nearly a clever one from Fulham, drilled low towards the near post and Palhinha gets there, but fires an effort high and wide.

First sign of the visitors in attack and they looked confident.
7' FOUL!
Ream clatters into the back of Jesus and is perhaps fortunate not to receive the first yellow card of the match.
Odegaard pounces on some dodgy defending from the visitors just outside the box, but he can't quite feed Jesus and the ball runs through to Leno.
Arsenal make a quick start with Xhaka winning an early corner.

Martinelli plays it short to Jesus but Fulham eventually clear the danger.
1' First Half begins..
Arsenal Starting XI To Face Fulham: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus.

Fulham F.C.

Marco Silva

First Eleven
17 Bernd Leno
2 Kenny Tete  
16 Tosin Adarabioyo
13 Tim Ream  
33 Antonee Robinson  
-- João Palhinha  
21 Harrison Reed
18 Andreas Pereira  
14 Bobby Reid  
07 Neeskens Kebano  
09 Aleksandar Mitrović  
-- Marek Rodák
-- Shane Duffy
-- Tom Cairney  
12 Nathaniel Chalobah  
27 Kevin Mbabu  
31 Issa Diop  
35 Tyrese Francois
-- Bernard Harris
65 Jay Stansfield