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Fulham v Arsenal - Preview and possible lineups

Pin Lacazette has been in fine goalscoring form of late. AFP
Lacazette has been in fine goalscoring form of late. AFP

Fulham v Arsenal - Preview and possible lineups

Simon Green by Simon Green @besoccer_com - 0 6,380

Here we take a look ahead of the Premier League clash between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage.

Fulham: The 'Cottagers' have had a mixed start to the season, and will expect more than the five points they have gained so far given the amount of money they spent on new signings, over £100 million in total.

Alfie Mawson may make a return for the home side after a spell out with a back injury, but other than that Tim Fosu-Mesnah and Joe Bryan are still out. Tom Cairney could also make a return to the team.

Arsenal: After a good win in the Europa League against Qarabag midweek, the 'Gunners' have extended their winning streak to eight games in all competitions, and will be confident of extending it here.

Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng has recovered from an illness and will be able to play, but Petr Cech is still out injured so Bernd Leno will continue as shot-stopper.

Fulham manager Salvisa Jokanovic on the opportunity playing Arsenal presents his team:

"It's great opportunity, we play in our home and we must start being braver, stronger and faster and show more ambition to win the game, this is our home, we must mark our territory and push hard to hurt opposite team.

"It's easier working with positive result than negative but it's part of the process and our business and we cannot stop, we must be available for work and with high level of the confidence."

Arsenal boss Unai Emery on Fulham's impressive recruitment over the summer:

"Fulham bought very good players like Seri, like Anguissa, and they have Mitrovic and Schurrle too.

Fulham is a very big challenge for us, first because it's away and second because each match in the Premier League is very, very difficult."

Did you know?

Fulham have yet to keep a clean sheet this season and have not kept one at home in a Premier League derby since October 2011.

Arsenal have won their last two visits to Craven Cottage, the last coming in August 2013.

The 'Cottagers' have not kept a clean sheet against Arsenal since February 2009, which was a 0-0 draw.


Prediction: 1-3

Predicted lineups:

Fulham: Bettinelli; Christie, Mawson, Ream, Le Marchand; Vietto, Cairney, Seri, Sessegnon; Schurrle; Mitrovic.

Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal; Torreira, Guendouzi; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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