Arsenal could claim their ninth successive win in a row in all competitions should they register victory against Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.
It will be a tough test for the Gunners who had just completed a 5,000-mile round-trip from facing Qarabag in Azerbaijan in the Europa League on Thursday, with Unai Emery's nine changes to the team paying off as they completed a 3-0 win.
Emery was able to rest several crucial players for the clash at Craven Cottage, with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to return to the squad.
|Game||Fulham vs Arsenal|
|Date||Sunday, October 7|
|Time||12pm BST / 7am EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBC Sports||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 1||BT Sport Live|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Bettinelli, Rico, Fabri|
|Defenders||Christie, Odoi, Chambers, Mawson, Ream, Le Marchand, Ayite, R. Sessegnon|
|Midfielders||Seri, Cairney, McDonald, Johansen, De La Torre, Anguissa, S. Sessegnon|
|Forwards||Schurrle, Vietto, Mitrovic, Fonte, Kamara|
Defensive pair Joe Bryan and Timothy Fosu-Mensah will both be unavailable for the clash, with Bryan sporting a hamstring injury and Fosu-Mesnah recovering from a dislocated shoulder.
Neeskens Kebano is also sidelined with an ankle issue.
Fulham XI: Betinelli; Christie, Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand; Seri, Anguissa, Vietto; Schurrle, R Sessegnon; Mitrovic.
|Defenders||Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Elneny|
|Midfielders||Torreira, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil|
|Forwards||Welbeck, Lacazette, Aubameyang|
Emery has Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang back from illness following the Europa League win against Qarabag, and Aaron Ramsey returns to the squad as he waits for his wife to give birth.
Petr Cech, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Laurent Koscielny are all still sidelined with injury, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is involved after missing the trip to Azerbaijan due to political tensions the country has with his home nation of Armenia.
Arsenal XI: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Welbeck; Lacazette.
Betting & Match Odds
Arsenal are priced at odds of winning 13/20 according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 10/3. A win for Fulham is priced at 17/4.
Arsenal are favourites as they head into Craven Cottage with eight wins on the bounce, while Fulham have registered just one win in the Premier League in seven matches and losing four.
The Gunners lie in fifth place in the Premier League table though remain level on points with Tottenham – their North London rivals ahead on goal difference – and, should results go their way this weekend, could leapfrog their way to third place.
It was a tough start of the season for Emery's side when they were made to face Chelsea and Manchester City in their two opening fixtures, but the Spaniard seems to have steadied the ship following a rocky beginning.
The North London side benefitted from fielding a less experienced team in their run-out in Azerbaijan and Emery will hope that the fresh and rested likes of Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang be geared up to face the Cottagers.
Fulham will be keen for star striker Aleksander Mitrovic to get off the mark against the Gunners – already having scored five goals this season – as Fulham sit just one point above the relegation zone heading into the weekend.