Arsenal got their 2020/21 Premier League campaign off to an impressive start this afternoon.
On paper, a clash with newly-promoted Fulham may have looked favourable, but Mikel Arteta’s men still had a job to do.
They did it expertly, as well, with Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel Magalhaes and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all on target in a 3-0 win.
Arsenal weren’t the only ones coming up against a promoted outfit in their opener, with champions Liverpool hosting Leeds United in the evening kick-off on Saturday.
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And while Arsenal made light work of their opponents, it was less straightforward for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, who were involved in a real ding-dong battle.
Liverpool took the lead on three occasions, only to be pegged back each time, before Mohamed Salah struck a late penalty to secure a 4-3 win and his hat-trick.
It left Arsenal fans to reflect on their own experiences against Leeds, while reinforcing the impressive job done at Fulham earlier in the day.
Here’s what they said on Twitter.
@patamonfan1991: Today, we have seen a promoted side go to the champions of England and give them a run for their money in their own back yard. Earlier we saw another promoted team lose 3-0 at home to a mid-table side. That is the difference.
@GloriousGooner: Liverpool getting lucky again. There’s holes in that side to take advantage of. I don’t even fear them this season. We’ve already beaten them 3 times since Arteta took charge (League, FA Cup, Charity Shield).
@abiodun_impact: For those saying Fulham are a relegation team, why should Arsenal fans be celebrating. Hope you saw what Leeds did to Liverpool and they were lucky to escape tonight. No easy game in the EPL, put some respect on Arsenal’s name.
@masiemsoko: Leeds are good – I remember we were lucky to beat them in the FA…