Arsenal delivered a remarkable performance that showcased their potential to become Premier League champions as they comfortably defeated Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Despite Manchester City’s looming threat behind them in the Premier League, Arsenal appeared unfazed and unbothered by the pressure.
City had won against Crystal Palace the previous night, closing the gap at the top to just two points, but Arsenal responded with ease, brushing aside Fulham to secure a victory.
The league leaders were exceptional in the first half, scoring three goals through Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli, and Martin Odegaard to put the game out of reach for Fulham before halftime.
Arsenal continued to dominate in the second half, clinching their fifth consecutive league win and scoring a total of 15 goals in the process.
It was a near-flawless afternoon for the visitors, who even welcomed star striker Gabriel Jesus back from injury in the second half.
Jesus had a chance to give the game the perfect ending, but his effort was saved by Bernd Leno after a pass from Fabio Vieira.
Trossard showing he is worth it for Arsenal
Leandro Trossard was a standout player in the game, demonstrating his worth to Arsenal.
He began the game as the false nine but was all over the field, setting the tone for an excellent team performance with his intensity and energy in and out of possession.
He contributed to all three goals directly, registering a hat-trick of assists and deservedly claiming the player-of-the-match award.
Arsenal’s decision to bring in Trossard in January was a masterstroke.
The Belgian international has effortlessly slotted into the team since arriving from Brighton and continues to impress with each match.
Trossard’s exceptional movement and ability to play with both feet make him a challenging opponent for defenders, as he demonstrated when he set up Gabriel Martinelli for the second goal.
Trossard’s hat-trick of assists in the first half made him the first player in Premier League history to achieve this feat away from home.
With five assists and one goal in his first nine appearances for Arsenal, Trossard has been an exceptional piece of business for the league leaders.