Arsenal kicked off at Craven Cottage sat two points clear atop of the Premier League due to Manchester City beating Crystal Palace the day prior.
However, as Fulham was Arsenal’s game in hand and Manchester City are playing in the FA Cup next weekend, the Gunners have the chance to go eight points clear heading into the international break. And after Sunday’s result, Mikel Arteta’s side are halfway there.
Gabriel opened the scoring for the away side, heading in from a Leandro Trossard corner with 21 minutes on the clock. Arsenal added their second of the match five minutes later, with Gabriel Martinelli this time the man getting on the end of a Trossard cross.
The Gunners continued to dominate for the remainder of the first 45 and added a third to kill the tie in injury time.
Following the tie, it has been revealed why Gabriel shouted at Granit Xhaka during the match.
Despite Xhaka being one of the main leaders in the Arsenal team, Gabriel had no qualms about screaming furiously at the Swiss star for not closing down high enough up the pitch on a rare occasion where Fulham were able to cause problems in the second half.
When asked how much enjoyed seeing his players like that, Mikel Arteta said: “A lot. It’s that love for defending that 11 players have to be committed to for 96 minutes. I saw that again today. It’s going to be crucial if we want to keep winning games.”