Arsenal ended the year with a loss. Arsenal had a great start to this season. At one time they were at the top of the table. However, Arteta’s team lost Khei in December. Arsenal lost 2-1 to Fulham on Sunday (December 31) after losing to West Ham in the last match.
Arsenal had a comeback match against Fulham at Craven Cottage. However, Arteta’s team could not do the work. The Gunners left the field after losing two goals despite advancing first.
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Arsenal scored in the first attack of the match. Fulham goalkeeper Leno blocked Martinelli’s shot inside the D box. But after receiving the return ball, Bukayo Saka put it in the net. After that, the hosts took control of the match.
Fulham equalized in the 29th minute of the match. Raul Gimenez scored a great goal from Tom Cairney’s cross from the left. Both teams went to break with 1-1 goal.
Arsenal could have scored at the beginning of the second half. But Martinelli’s shot bounced off the post. On the other hand, Arsenal scored the second goal in the 59th minute of the match. Arsenal players could not clear the corner. English forward Cordova-Reid found the net with a right-footed shot from close range.
Arsenal could not score the rest of the match. As a result, they left Fulham’s field with a 2-1 loss. The Gunners suffered a big blow in the league title race with this loss. Arteta’s team lost 2-0 at home to West Ham in the last match.
Arsenal have 40 points in 20 matches. Liverpool are at the top of the table with 42 points from 19 matches. Tottenham beat Bournemouth 3-1 in another match of the day.