Premier League club Arsenal kicked off 2019 in impressive fashion with a 4-1 win over derby rivals Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. After a disappointing end to 2018 with a 5-1 defeat against Liverpool, it was just what Unai Emery and his men needed to build the momentum for the second half of the season. Following the victory, the Gunners closed in on top-four rival Chelsea to just two points.Also Read - ISL 2021-22 Today Match Report: Bartholomew Ogbeche Scores Brace as Hyderabad FC Thrash Odisha FC 6-1

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a shot from inside the penalty area and Alexandre Lacazette doubled the lead just 10 minutes into the second half. Also Read - ISL 2021-22 Today Match Report: Odisha FC, FC Goa Share Spoils After Entertaining Encounter

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But Fulham made it a contest with a goal in the 69th minute by substitute Aboubakar Kamara off a great cross from Ryan Sessegnon. Also Read - ISL 2021-22 Today Match Report: SC East Bengal's Winless Streak Continues, Play 1-1 Draw vs Hyderabad FC

Aaron Ramsey restored the two-goal lead for Arsenal with 11 minutes left in regulation and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted the fourth goal in the 83rd minute to seal the victory for the Gunners.

(With IANS Inputs)