Predicted Arsenal line-up to face Fulham in the Premier League
An in-form and flying Arsenal travel across London to face an out of form Fulham at the Craven Cottage in this weekend’s Premier League game. Unai Emery’s men got the better of Watford at the Emirates stadium last week to make it five wins out five in the league after starting the season with two consecutive losses.
The Gunners are on a run of eight consecutive wins, which includes Thursday’s impressive 3-0 away win at Qarabag. Hence, they should be going into this game with a lot of confidence.
Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Konstantinos Mavropanos are out for long-term. Petr Cech is out for the whole of October due to his thigh injury. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is ill at the moment, hence, it will be touch and go for the Sunday game.
Probable Arsenal XI
Manager: Unai Emery
Bernd Leno (GK)
With Cech absent for a month, it is time Leno takes his chance and cements his position in the first-team.
Hector Bellerin (RB)
The Spaniard was rested for the Europa League game. He should be back for this one though.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (CB)
The Greek was back from injury against Qarabag and played well. He is certain to play against Fulham.
Shkodran Mustafi (CB)
The German has been a bit suspect this season. However, Emery may still prefer him over the young Rob Holding.
Sead Kolasinac (LB)
Nacho Monreal has played a lot of games in the past few weeks. Expect Kolasinac to start this one ahead of the Spaniard.
Granit Xhaka (CM)
Rested for the midweek game, the Swiss international should be fresh for Sunday.
Lucas Torreira (CM)
The summer signing seems fit enough to start Premier League games now. His partnership with Xhaka in the midfield is key.
Alex Iwobi (LW)
The way Iwobi has performed this season, he deserves to get a start. With Aubameyang ill, the Nigerian could get his chance.
Aaron Ramsey (CAM)
The Welshman has been starting regularly for the team and he is a loved figure at the club. Should start this game.
Mesut Ozil (RW)
The German should start on the right wing and cut inside to create an overload in advanced midfield.
Alexandre Lacazette (ST)
Lacazette has been in good form for the Gunners this season. He has taken his chance to lead the line.