Arsenal 2-0 Fulham: Cazorla double ensures Gunners stay top

Arsenal 2 - 0 Fulham

  • 57" Santiago Cazorla
  • 62" Santiago Cazorla

Ref: Lee Probert
Attendance: 60,000

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Arsenal beat Fulham 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Arsenal stayed top of the Premier League by defeating Fulham 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

Both Gunners goals came from Santi Cazorla, the first a fine finish after some intricate approach play and the second a low 20-yard strike.

Fulham frustrated their hosts for much of the game, and may even have taken the lead through Steve Sidwell's well-saved volley.  But Arsene Wenger's men did what they had to do, and they remain a point clear of free-scoring Manchester City.

The defeat leaves Fulham perilously close to the relegation zone - just a point clear of 18th-placed West Ham United.

Statistics

Arsenal

Fulham

Possession

58.7%
41.3%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Mesut Özil
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Olivier Giroud

Substitutes

  • Lukas Podolski
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Park Chu-Young
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Carl Jenkinson

Fulham

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Sascha Riether
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Dan Burn
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Alexander Kacaniklic
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Scott Parker
  • Dimitar Berbatov

Substitutes

  • David Stockdale
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Darren Bent
  • Aaron Hughes

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