Arsenal will quickly want to forget our humiliating defeat by Liverpool on Saturday, and we could not have hoped for a better opponent to come visiting than Fulham, who are sitting second bottom in the table and who we thrashed 5-1 in the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers have only amassed a meagre two points on the road in this campaign, and they had a very rare win in their last game, but that was against rock-bottom Huddersfield, so should not worry us unduely.
What does worry us, of course, is our ever-growing injury list, with Mesut Ozil added to the doubtful list, along with the defenders Bellerin, Monreal, Mustafi, Mavropanos and poor Rob Holding who is out for the season.
We also have Mhkitaryan on the list along with Smith-Rowe and Danny Welbeck. That is doesn’t leave too many options for Emery to play with, and with games coming every three days fatigue will also be setting in.
So this is the team that I am predicting will start, but I am not very confident about Emery making the same choices…
And here we have Emery’s official choice, which is coming up here….
One hour before kick-off ✅
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