Saka celebrates opening the score
Raul Jimenez celebrates emotionally when equalizing the score
Decordova-Reid celebrates a goal with teammates
Arsenal received their second defeat in a row
The fact that they will regain the top spot if they win this match has put more or less pressure on the “Gunners”. Coach Michel Arteta’s team began to show poor play at the beginning of the second half. They even conceded a second goal in the 59th minute when Bobby Decordova-Reid took advantage of a chaotic situation after a corner kick to score a goal. scored to increase the score 2-1 for Fulham.
Arsenal’s attack line with Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka and Kai Havertz then did not have much space to create opportunities, and also encountered difficulties due to the field being slippery due to rain in the second half. Meanwhile, proactively playing defense Controlling the majority helped the home team at Craven Cottage stop many quick coordination phases of the “Gunners”.
Although coach Arteta strengthened his attack by bringing Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard and Reiss Nelson onto the field, Arsenal’s playing style was still quite stagnant. Coach Marco Silva’s team played fiercely and successfully secured a 2-1 victory.
Thus, after a stunning 0-2 defeat to West Ham at home, Arsenal is showing signs of being out of breath like last season as they entered the winter. The defeat at Fulham left coach Arteta’s team in 4th place, 2 points behind top team Liverpool but playing 1 more match.