Sports News of Sunday, 7 October 2018
After their slow start to the season Arsenal have reeled off an impressive eight wins on the bounce in all competitions, including five-straight victories in the Premier League. Unai Emery’s men have found their form and will be looking to close within a point of top spot to take advantage of the match between Liverpool and Manchester City later today.
The Gunners put three goals past Qarabag on the road during the week and will be eyeing a similar performance at Craven Cottage.
Fulham have gone four matches without a win in the Premier League which has left them just one place above the relegation zone. They were beaten 3-0 by Everton last time out, leaving Slavisa Jokanovic and his men in need of a response this afternoon on home soil against the Gunners.
Arsenal have made six changes from their win over Qarabag in the Europa League during the week. Aubameyang is still not fit to lead the line, starting the game from the bench, which sees Lacazette play the spearhead role. Bellerin, Mustafi, Torreira, Mkhitaryan and Xhaka also come into the team this afternoon.
Fulham have made two changes from their defeat at the hands of Everton last time out. Le Marchand and Christie come into the side in the full-back positions as Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Joe Bryan miss out due to injury.
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