Newly-promoted Fulham seemed set to finish Arsenal’s 100% begin to the season when Aleksandar Mitrovic dispossessed Gabriel and put the guests forward after half-time.
However Mikel Arteta’s facet mounted a formidable comeback, first equalising by captain Martin Odegaard after which discovering a late winner from Gabriel.
The turnaround maintained Arsenal’s excellent begin to the Premier League season and noticed them transfer again to the highest of the desk.
Silva felt his Fulham facet ‘deserved’ no less than a degree, nevertheless, and mentioned Arsenal have been the beneficiaries of two ‘fortunate’ targets.
‘All of the credit score to my gamers, from the primary to the final minute, our need to lift to the problem was there,’ he mentioned.
‘Second-half was robust for us on the ball. The strain from Arsenal was sturdy however we continued to create probabilities. We will do higher however we deserved to get extra from this sport.
‘They [Arsenal] didn’t have many clear probabilities, that they had two targets and each have been fortunate targets. It was unhealthy luck for us.
‘I didn’t see many clear probabilities for Arsenal. After 1-0 when the sport appeared to be extra open that they had luck to attain with the deflection. Even after they scored the winner we tried till the top.
‘I hope the unhealthy luck we had this night will go our manner sooner or later.’
Arsenal boss Arteta, in the meantime, was delighted together with his crew’s response to going behind, though he refused to say his facet have been firstly of a title problem.
‘Large increase, successful like that is very nice,’ he mentioned.
‘We made a mistake they usually punished us however then how we reacted towards adversity, the reference to the supporters, the best way we went about it, the crew believed. They wished to win the match, they went for it and we managed to do it.
‘That is simply the beginning of the season. We’re in a protracted, lengthy marathon.’
Arsenal goalscorer Gabriel added: ‘After I misplaced the ball my head was down, however my brothers saved saying “let’s go”. I lifted my head up – my team-mates have been an enormous assist to me.’
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