Arsenal will look to extend their lead at the top of the table as they welcome Fulham to the Emirates in Mikel Arteta’s 100th Premier League game in charge.
The 3-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium last weekend ensured Arsenal finished the match week at the top of table with at least 2 points above any other team. Arsenal could be off the top of the table at kick-off.
On his 100th Premier League match in charge, Mikel Arteta would hope to mark the anniversary with the 4th win of the season. It would be the 5th time Arsenal will start a season with 4 consecutive wins.
The stats favour the Gunners as Fulham are yet to pick a win in their last 30 visits to Arsenal. Arsenal are unbeaten against Fulham in their last 8 meetings. The last defeat was in January 2012.
Arsenal are also unbeaten in their last 33 Premier League matches against newly promoted sides (W28 D5) and have won all of their last 4 PL home matches. The Gunners could make it 4+ goals scored in 3 consecutive Premier League home match.
Reiss Nelson is the only player on the treatment table. Fabio Vieira could make his long awaited debut. Nicolas Pepe has been sent on loan to Nice. Arteta may be tempted to tweak his team a little but who wants to change a winning team?
It would be a quick return to the Emirates for Bernd Leno who joined the Cottagers this Summer. I am eager to see how Saliba & Gabriel would handle Mitrovic who gave Liverpool a tough time. Expect at least a brace from Gabriel Jesus.
Predicted XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus. 3-1.