Arsenal put in a dominating second half display over Fulham to get an impressive win in a 5-1 thrashing away from home at Craven Cottage.
The first half was an even affair as Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring in the 29th minute when he spun on Nacho Monreal‘s cutback before drilling the ball past England’s latest goalkeeping addition Marcus Bettinelli.
But Fulham drew level before the break as Luciano Vietto pounced on a loose pass by Monreal to thread the ball through to Andre Schurrle, who chipped over Gunners keeper Bernd Leno.
Arsenal regained the lead through Lacazette, after his opportune strike from long range seemed to catch the Fulham keeper by surprise, as it nestled in the bottom corner.
Aaron Ramsey was introduced in the 67th minute – and the Welshman added a third just 39 seconds later as Arsenal moved from left to right with one-touch passing and neat headers, before Aubameyang cut the ball back for Ramsey to flick past Bettinelli.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang added a fourth when he swivelled on a low cross from Bellerin to side-foot the ball into the far corner, before the Gabon striker rounded off the scoring after a neat low finish to cap a thoroughly entertaining victory in the derby.
A sixth consecutive Premier League victory for Arsenal moved Unai Emery‘s men in to fourth in the table, after Chelsea won at Southampton and Manchester City claimed a point at Anfield.