Arsenal aims to secure their third consecutive victory of the season as they face Fulham at the Emirates Stadium today.
The Gunners have showcased impressive performance this season, achieving wins of 2-1 against Nottingham Forest and 1-0 against Crystal Palace in their initial two matches.
In contrast, Fulham has experienced mixed results in the beginning of their season, securing a victory and enduring a loss in their first two games. A triumph against Arsenal today could grant the Cottagers the achievement of winning their first two away matches in the top flight, a feat they haven’t accomplished in 29 years.
Arsenal will be missing Takehiro Tomiyasu due to suspension, following a red card received in their victory against Crystal Palace. This paves the way for Oleksandr Zinchenko to potentially be in the running for a starting spot.
The return of Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus to training during the week opens the possibility of his involvement.
However, Jurien Timber and Mohammed Elneny won’t be available for the game.
Fulham’s manager Marco Silva has introduced Raul Jimenez, Adama Traore, and Nigerian player Calvin Bassey to the lineup following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s departure to Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League.
Joao Palhinha and Willian could potentially rejoin the team, while Tim Ream is sidelined after a red card in their 3-0 defeat to Brentford.
Remarkably, Arsenal has maintained an undefeated record in home league matches against Fulham over 30 encounters. Conversely, Fulham has failed to secure a victory in their last 10 meetings against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Fulham: Previewing the Match – Team Updates and Head-to-Head Analysis
Head-to-head (from 2001)
Arsenal wins 23
Fulham wins 3
Arsenal possible XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Zinchenko, Partey; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli
Fulham possible XI: Leno, Robinson, Bassey, Diop, Tete, Palhinha, Reed, Reid, Pereira, Wilson; Jimenez