Arsenal Suffers Shock 2-1 Defeat to Fulham in Premier League Clash

Arsenal’s Premier League Title Hopes Dented by Fulham

Arsenal’s quest for Premier League glory suffered a setback on Saturday as they unexpectedly fell 2-1 to Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.

Fulham Strikes First

Fulham took the lead in the first half through Aleksandar Mitrovic’s spot-kick.

The Serbian striker coolly slotted home from 12 yards after Gabriel was adjudged to have fouled Harry Wilson.

Martinelli Equalizes

Arsenal responded quickly and drew level before the break.

Gabriel Martinelli pounced on a loose ball in the Fulham penalty area and fired a low shot past Bernd Leno.

Fulham Seals the Win

The Cottagers reclaimed the lead early in the second half.

Carlos Vinicius’ header from Kenny Tete’s cross proved to be the match-winner.

Arsenal’s Missed Opportunities

The Gunners had several chances to equalize but were denied by a combination of poor finishing and good goalkeeping from Leno.

Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka both went close, but their efforts were kept out.

Fulham’s Resurgence

Fulham’s victory was their third in a row in the Premier League.

Marco Silva’s side has now moved up to seventh in the table, just seven points behind Arsenal.

Arsenal’s Title Hopes Dented

The defeat leaves Arsenal five points behind leaders Manchester City, having played one game more.

The Gunners will need to bounce back quickly if they want to stay in the title race.