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Arsenal put their 5-1 humiliation against Liverpool at Anfield behind them as they returned to winning ways with a comfortable win against strugglers Fulham.

Unai Emery's side could not afford to lose further points in the race for the top four and goals from Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and ensured three points remained in north London.  

Sportsmail's Kieran Gill assesses how players from both sides fared on Tuesday afternoon. 

Arsenal returned to winning ways in style as they hit struggling Fulham for four on Tuesday

Arsenal returned to winning ways in style as they hit struggling Fulham for four on Tuesday

Arsenal (3-4-2-1)  

Bernd Leno - 6.5

Denied Mitrovic header from making it 1-1. Kamara goal stole clean sheet. 

Sokratis - 7

Turned into Diego Maradona at one point during an attack. Otherwise held his own at the back. 

After shipping five at Anfield, Sokratis looked steady and secure at the back against Fulham

After shipping five at Anfield, Sokratis looked steady and secure at the back against Fulham

Laurent Koscielny - 7

Not easy coming back from his long-term injury but slotted back in nicely. 

Shkodran Mustafi - 6

Taken off at half time as Emery changed his side. Replaced by Torreira. 

Ainsley Maitland-Niles - 7.5

Hector Bellerin watched from the stands as Maitland-Niles put in a fine performance on the right wing.

Matteo Guendouzi - 8 

Hard to believe this youngster is only 19. Always looked comfortable on the ball.

A midfielder beyond his years after another impressive performance for Unai Emery's side

A midfielder beyond his years after another impressive performance for Unai Emery's side

Granit Xhaka - 7 

Comfortable finish for the first goal and came close to a second. Unusual to see him bursting into the box so often. 

Sead Kolasinac - 8

Nice cut-back ball for Lacazette to grab his goal. Always looking to spark attacks. Excellent effort.

Alex Iwobi - 6

Assisted Xhaka for his opener but lost ball far, far, far too many times. Saw best and worst of him here.

- 7.5

Could have had a hat-trick… but finally got his goal in dying moments. 

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