ARSENAL PLAYER RATINGS: Arsenal beat Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage this afternoon, but which individuals impressed?
Unai Emery made some big changes to his line-up, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck starting, while Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were dropped to the bench and Mesut Ozil missed out with a back injury.
The Gunners were under the cosh for much of the first half but made the breakthrough against the run of play on 29 minutes.
Nacho Monreal charged down the left and cut the ball back to Alexandre Lacazette, who turned and shot expertly into the bottom corner.
But Andre Schurrle levelled the scores a minute before half time after Luciano Vietto played him in, and he chipped Bernd Leno in style.
But just after the interval, Lacazette picked the ball up on the turn and slammed it home from outside the box, without even taking a touch.
Substitute Ramsey then finished off a fantastic team goal with a brilliant flick, only 30 seconds after coming off the bench.
Fellow sub Aubameyang then got in on the act, when Hector Bellerin ran down the right wing and crossed it in for the striker to control and score on the turn.
And the Gabon ace struck again when Ramsey played him through on goal for a clinical finish.
The result means Arsenal climb to third in the table, ahead of rivals Tottenham on goal difference – although Chelsea could overtake them later today.
Next up for the Gunners is a home game against Leicester and a Europa League trip to Sporting, following the international break.
See the graphic below for the player ratings.