A very confident Arsenal hit the ground running at Craven Cottage with the kind of confident display that has become their hallmark since Mikel Arteta took charge.
The Gabonese striker and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang started the new season in fine scoring fashion as he managed to match a record set by Arsenal legend Robert Pires after scoring in the Gunners 3-0 opening Premier League win at Fulham.
The game at Craven Cottage officially kicked off the 2020-21 season and Alexandre Lacazette got Arsenal in front in the eighth minute before new signing and Brazilian defender Gabriel doubled the lead in the 49th minute with a header from a corner played in by another new signing and Brazilian in Willian. Aubameyang then put the final nail in the coffin in the 57th minute with a sublime finish from another Willian-assisted effort.
Willian starred on his Gunners debut with three assists for Alexandre Lacazette, fellow new-signing Gabriel Magalhaes and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
After winning the FA Cup in his debut campaign, Arteta’s next task is to return Arsenal to the Champions League next season and the Spaniard promised more good news with captain Aubameyang getting ever closer to agreeing a new contract.
Come on You Gunners #COYG