3 standout players from Arsenal’s comeback win over Fulham

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While some individuals have chosen to get incensed by the celebrations following the Fulham game, it shows the emotion and challenge presented by the opposition. Arsenal have had a fairly straightforward start to the season but the newly promoted side were undefeated going into the game and had played well in their previous encounters.

There was, however, no doubt that if the Arsenal players could perform to the standard they had shown for their other games, they would win comfortably.

Unfortunately, a lack of cutting edge and a mistake at the back meant that the Gunners had a mountain to climb late in the second half. A new side of Arsenal would be needed to overcome this challenge. It can be easy to win off of free-flowing football and quick interchanges, but could this team win ugly and grind out a result?

They could. Arsenal came storming back, winning the game 2-1. A few players deserve credit for their performances.

3 standout players from Arsenal’s comeback win over Fulham

Here are three players that stood out in the home win against Fulham.

3. Ben White

Ben White’s solid start to the season continued. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Ben White has always been underrated, even by his own fanbase. Starting the season at right back in place of the injured Takehiro Tomiyasu, he has gone under the radar with William Saliba getting much of the praise. While Saliba has certainly been impressive, the stability provided by White deserves recognition.

Against Fulham, White had a different challenge with Fulham being proficient on the break. On the rare occasions when Arsenal conceded possession, their defenders would have to be switched on and ready to cut out any counter-attacks. White completed this task to perfection. He nipped in when needed while also dealing with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s physical presence easily enough.

White’s influence in an attacking sense merits discussion as well. His passing out of the back was assured, circulating the ball safely at times while still sliding it into the likes of Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka when the opportunity presented itself. He provided a solid foundation for the forward players to attack again and again, especially when Arsenal were chasing the game.

Tomiyasu was a revelation when he first joined the club. Yet White’s performances have made his absence less noticeable. The Japanese international faces stiff competition if he wants to find his way into the starting lineup again.

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