After securing a fourth successive win, Arsenal will top the Premier League for the second successive weekend.
It was hard going against Fulham, who threatened a second after taking the lead following a defensive gaffe by Gabriel, but the Gunners found a way to dig out a deserved victory in front of terrific home support.
Man of the match Martin Odegaard levelled the scores not long after the hour mark with a deflected effort before Gabriel atoned for his error with a close-range finish five minutes from the end after ex-Gunner Bernd Leno had fumbled a corner.
After the match, Bukayo Saka and Ben White praised the attitude of the team.
“We’re all so hungry to win each game,” Saka told BBC Match of the Day.
“We’re going to continue like this for the whole season. We know how difficult the Premier League is. We’re just focusing on the next game, the next game and then the next game.”
White, speaking to Arsenal.com, added: “It’s obviously always nice to get the three points here. They made it tough for us and we made it tough for ourselves with the goal, but you know, the reaction from the boys was outstanding.
“With Fulham, you always have a physical game. You know, they’ve got a big boy up top and he’s hard to handle, but the boys did well today.
“I think the attitude and the desire we all have every day in training is showing on the pitch now.”
Despite being put through the mill by his players, manager Mikel Arteta was similarly enthused by the nature of the win.
Perhaps it was the fact that it was the first time since 2013 that a Gunners side had managed to turn around a match after conceding the first goal in the second half.
“I’m even happier than last week, I think the performance was top,” he told Arsenal.com.
“I think from the start to finish we went for it, we had periods where we had complete control and dominance of the game and created many chances, many shots and many arrivals in the final third, but it wasn’t happening. It was just a matter of time and being patient and not making a mistake.”
Arsenal don’t have to wait long for the next tests. Aston Villa visit the Emirates on Wednesday night before a big showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford next Sunday.