Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Fulham

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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League match at Craven Cottage on Sunday

Arsenal make the short trip across London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

The Gunners have won their last eight matches in all competitions and will seek to stretch that fine run of form when they come up against Slavisa Jokanovic's men.

Unai Emery's side have scored two or more goals in each of their last nine matches and arrive back in London having won their second consecutive Europa League group stage game against Qarabag in Azerbaijan.

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Arsenal injuries


Petr Cech is out with a hamstring injury, while Konstantinos Mavropanos remains on the sidelines suffering from a groin problem.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles is on the road to recovery following his injury, while Laurent Koscielny is back in light training and Carl Jenkinson remains out with an ankle complaint.


Arsenal suspensions


Arsenal have no suspensions for this game.


Possible Arsenal starting line-up


Emery is likely to ring the changes, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan returning to the right of an attacking suppirt unit due to his productive partnership with Hector Bellerin.

Alexandre Lacazette will also come back into the starting line-up, as will Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil, with Bernd Leno continuing in goal.

The midfield partnership of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira also looks set to continue.

Arsenal XI


Fulham team news


Joe Bryan will be out for the next few weeks with a hamstring problem, as will Timothy Fosu-Mensah who is ruled out with a dislocated shoulder.

Alfie Mawson is fit after training with the squad all week but Tom Cairney faces a late fitness test over an ankle injury.


TV coverage & kick-off time


Kick-off is 12pm BST (7am ET) on Sunday October 7, and the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on NBCSN in the United States, and on various channels around the world.


Best Opta match facts


  • Fulham last faced Arsenal in January 2014 in the Premier League, losing 2-0 – the Cottagers have won just three of their 26 Premier League games against the Gunners (D5 L18).

  • Arsenal have won their last two Premier League matches at Craven Cottage, with this their first visit since August 2013.

  • Arsenal have a 51.3% win rate in Premier League London derbies (123/240) – the best in the division. Meanwhile, Fulham have the lowest win rate in these games (20.8% - 25/120).

  • Arsenal have won their last two Premier League away games under Unai Emery, the same number they won in their last 12 on the road under Arsene Wenger (W2 D3 L7). They last three in a row in October 2016 (a run of four).

  • Fulham are one of just two teams yet to keep a Premier League clean sheet this season, along with Brighton.

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