Arsenal Team News vs Fulham: Saka, Pepe, Luiz, Martinelli, Odegaard & Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta & co. will welcome their London rivals Fulham to Emirates stadium this afternoon in Matchday 32 of the 2020/21 season.

The Gunners head into the game, aiming of continue their momentum run of form by extend their wins to three in a row in all competitions.

After disappointing results against Liverpool in Premier League and followed up with 1-1 draw in their first-leg tie against Slavia Prague, Mikel Arteta’s men produced remarkable performances in their last two matches.

The Gunners ensures their Premier League campaign remains alive with 3-0 triumph over relegation-threatened Sheffield United before produced an attacking masterclass in second-leg tie with Slavia Prague, in which ended with 4-0.

Arsenal, who are seven points adrift of sixth place, will be hoping cut down the points by claim all three points against relegation-threatened Fulham, who have lost four league games in a row.

And ahead of latest fixture against the Cottagers, who have only won three times on the road this season against top-eight opposition – Leicester City, Liverpool, and Everton, Mikel Arteta & co. with without David Luiz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kieran Tierney and Martin Odegaard.

According to reports from club official website, Aubameyang, who missed Arsenal’s last two games due to malaria is unavailable for the selection while Martin Odegaard is remain doubt for the clash. David Luiz and Kieran Tierney are definite absentees for the Gunners.

Moving on to predicted starting lineup, Mikel Arteta is unlikely to make a whole lot of changes to the side that performed well time out. So, we can expect minimal changes to the team that started in midweek despite the risk of over-exertion. Bernd Leno will man the goal for the home team with Rob Holding and Pablo Mari shielding him as the two centre-backs.

Hector Bellerin is expected to return to starting at right-back after Calum Chambers, who recently recovered from an injury started last two games and is expected be given a breather on Sunday afternoon when his side’s play host to the Cottagers.

Granit Xhaka is expected to continue playing as a makeshift left-back after the Swiss star impressive in their last two outings. His ability on the ball allows Arsenal to build up effectively from the back, while him tucking in alongside the two centre-backs also offers a more solid base.

Thomas Partey, who showing his ability to man the midfield area while also kick-starting attacks with his distribution in last two games, should pivot alongside Dani Ceballos in middle of park when London rivals Fulham pay visit to Emirates stadium this afternoon.

Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith-Rowe and Alexandre Lacazette were all brilliant in the win against Slavia Prague and pick themselves in attack. There could be one change made though, with Gabriel Martinelli coming in to replace Nicolas Pepe on the left flank.

Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Xhaka; Partey, Ceballos; Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Lacazette

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