Fulham vs Arsenal: Willian dazzles on debut as Gunners start Premier League season with a win

Willian was perfect on his debut

Arsenal kicked off the new Premier League season in style. 

The Gunners smashed London rivals Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage and new signing Willian was the star of the show. 

He provided a hat-trick of assists inside 60 minutes. 

The first set-up Alexandre Lacazette's 8th-minute tap-in, while his second was the cross that fellow debutant Gabriel headed in shortly after half-time.

Willian's third assist was the pick of the bunch. 

The Brazilian curled a beautiful ball into the path of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the striker took three touches before curling a beauty past Marek Rodak.

Check out all three of Arsenal's goals below: 

What a way to make your debut. Take a bow, Willian. He wasn't the only one that impressed either.

Mikel Arteta will be very happy with how his Arsenal side performed on Saturday afternoon. They dominated Fulham from start to finish. 

This looked like a real statement from the Gunners - they are a team to take seriously this season. 

Arsenal were brilliant on Saturday

Aubameyang and Lacazette renewed their deadly partnership up top and with Willian forming part of that new trio, all three forwards look dangerous. 

Behind them, the makeshift midfield partnership of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny were strong, while the back three kept a clean sheet. 

All in all, it was a very comfortable win for Arsenal against newly-promoted Fulham. 

Arsenal were on fire vs Fulham

There will be tougher tests ahead for Arteta's team, but that shouldn't take anything away from this impressive performance. 

The Gunners have their first three points of the season in the bag and there's plenty to suggest this could be the start of a special season at the Emirates. 

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