Arsenal start 2019 with 4-1 victory over Fulham

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London, Jan 2 (IANS) Arsenal has started the new year with a 4-1 win over Fulham to move within two points of Chelsea in the battle for fourth place in the Premier League.

After a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion and an embarrassing 5-1 defeat to league leader Liverpool, the Gunners got back on track on Tuesday night.

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a shot from inside the penalty area and Alexandre Lacazette doubled the lead just 10 minutes into the second half, reports Efe news.

But Fulham made it a contest with a goal in the 69th minute by sub Aboubakar Kamara off a great cross from Ryan Sessegnon.

Aaron Ramsey restored the two-goal lead for Arsenal with 11 minutes left in regulation and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted the fourth goal in the 83rd minute to seal the victory for the Gunners.

–IANS

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