Lacazette goal vs Fulham: Alexandre Lacazette doubled the lead for Arsenal against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal are currently 5th in the league. The side has had a shaky few weeks, and suffered a crushing 5-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.
However, Arsenal made a strong comeback against Fulham at Emirates Stadium. The side took a 1-0 lead in the first half through Granit Xhaka.
Earlier, Mesut Ozil continued to remain absent from Arsenal’s matchday squad, while Hector Bellerin, who was speculated to return for the game, remained unavailable.
Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead in a perfect team goal in the second half.
Lacazette goal vs Fulham:
Arsenal doubled their lead in the second half as a perfect link-up play between Arsenal’s attackers led to the second goal of the game.
The goal came from a throw-in, as Aubameyang fed Kolasinac, who pulled the pass back for Lacazette.
Here’s the goal:
Lovely Arsenal goal by Alexander Lacazette 👏🏼
Arsenal 2-0 Fulham pic.twitter.com/GtznDtVNyR
— Greg (@ImTheGregC) January 1, 2019
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Lacazette’s performance:
Alexandre Lacazette has been directly involved in 30 Premier League goals from Arsenal:
🔴 51 games
⚽️ 21 goals
🅰️ 9 assists
A phenomenal return! pic.twitter.com/h5cyB0rE36
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 1, 2019
⚽️ @Arsenal goalscorers in Premier League since start of last season:
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 1, 2019
Arsenal 4-1 Fulham talking points:
•Crucial 3 points
•Lacazette key to our linkup play
•Iwobi crucial to help us carry the ball
•Kolasinac crucial to give width
•Ramsey is very important for the rest of the season
•Ainsley has a bright future
•Centre backs are suspect
— LTArsenal™️ (@ltarsenal) January 1, 2019
The crowd booed the decision from Emery to take Lacazette off.
Lacazette responds by telling the crowd to cheer the team on!
— King Lacazette 👑 (@Lacazest) January 1, 2019
3 – Three of Alexandre Lacazette’s seven Premier League goals for Arsenal this season have come against Fulham. Favoured.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 1, 2019
Arsenal eventually registered a 4-1 win against Fulham in their first game of 2019. Alexandre Lacazette was substituted after he scored the goal, for Aaron Ramsey.
The Welshman scored Arsenal’s third goal of the game, and Aubameyang rounded off a perfect start to the new year for the Gunners with a brilliant finish to secure three points for the side.
Loud boos directed at Emery from the home fans here as he opts to take off Alexandre Lacazette and introduce Aaron Ramsey.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) January 1, 2019
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 1, 2019
With this win, Arsenal are now only two points behind Chelsea, who will play Southampton tomorrow night. They also increase the gap with Manchester United to six points, who will line up against Newcastle.
Unai Emery’s side will now be in action in the FA Cup this weekend, where they take on Blackpool.