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Arsenal back on top in EPL, Roma hold Juventus, Aina wins battle of Nigerians

Arsenal came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 tonight at the Emirates Stadium to return to the top of the Premier League table.

Centre-back Gabriel made up for a horrible error to score the winner and maintain Arsenal’s winning start to the Premier League season.

The Brazilian lost possession inside his own box to allow Aleksandar Mitrovic to put Fulham ahead in the 56th minute.

Martin Odegaard equalised eight minutes later with a deflected strike, before Gabriel redeemed himself with a scrambled finish from close range in the 85th minute.

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale then made a brilliant save to deny Nathaniel Chalobah with few minutes remaining.

The win is Arsenal’s fourth in four matches this new season, the first time they have won their first four league matches of a campaign in 18 years.

The Gunners controlled possession and had numerous chances before Mitrovic stunned them with the opener, his fourth goal of the campaign.

In Italy, Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma drew 1-1 with Juventus at the Allianz Stadium.

Hosts Juventus took the lead with a superb strike by Susan Vlahovic after just two minutes and thought they had a second when Manuel Locatelli struck in the 25th minute.

The second goal was disallowed though after a Video Assistant Referee spotted a handball in the build-up.

Roma pulled level through Tammy Abraham in the 69th minute, the England striker with Nigerian heritage heading home from close range from former Juventus star Paolo Dybala’s assist.

Also in Italy, Nigeria international Ola Aina got the better of his compatriots Cyril Dessers and David Okereke as Torino defeated Serie A newcomers Cremonese.

Nikola Vlasic shot visitors Torino ahead in the 17th minute and Nemanja Radonjic doubled their lead 20 minutes into the second half.

Dessers assisted Leonardo Sernicola to reduce the deficit with 10 minutes left on the clock.

While Dessers and Okereke, who played as twin strikers for Cremonese, lasted the whole game, Aina was taken off in the 56th minute as Torino stayed unbeaten after three games.

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