Arsenal’s Samba boys revelled in the west London sunshine as Mikel Arteta’s side got their new Premier League season off to the perfect start at Fulham.
It might only be just over a month since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifted the FA CUP at Wembley, but this is already has the look of a very different Arsenal team – one with their new signings at the heart of it.
Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes were handed their full debuts and Arsenal’s Brazilian pair shone as the visitors opened up their new campaign with a thumping 3-0.
There was a goal for Gabriel on his debut and two assists for Willian, who was also heavily involved in Alexandre Lacazette’s opener. As opening day fixtures go, this was as good as they come for Arsenal.
There is still plenty of work to do and there will be more changes before the transfer window closes on October 6, but the way they blitzed new boys Fulham at Craven Cottage bodes well for the remainder of the campaign.
Having ended last season on such a high, Arteta will have known the importance of hitting the ground running this time around and avoiding any early slip-ups.