Arsenal made light of conditions at a rain-soaked Craven Cottage to claim a 3-1 derby victory over capital rivals Fulham.
Arsene Wenger may have spent much of the past week under a cloud, as he endeavours to bring the big-money additions into Emirates Stadium that the Gunners faithful are crying out for, but the Frenchman saw his side shine through a constant downpour in west London on Saturday to secure an impressive three points and right the wrongs of a forgettable opening day.
Olivier Giroud's deadlock breaker had a touch of fortune about it, but he is a man in form right now and a third goal in as many outings this season paved the way for Lukas Podolski to fire home a deadly double either side of half-time - making a late replay from Darren Bent scant consolation for the hosts.
It did not take long for Arsenal to find their feet on a slippery playing surface, with Podolski seeing an effort inside the opening five minutes deflected behind for a corner.
Theo Walcott then for...