Arsenal began with back to back losses in the Premier League and very soon were said to spend this season understanding the new coach and working with his principles. But within months, they are now with 8 wins in a row and will look to continue their winning run into this weekend. Arsenal square up against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The Gunners are likely to stick with their 4-2-3-1 formation against Fulham that they have adopted under Emery.
Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
Petr Cech is out for about a month and that has made Leno the obvious choice between the sticks and he’s our choice to start the game. His recent performances are a good boost to the morale and will serve him well against Fulham.
Defenders: Nacho Monreal, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi, Hector Bellerin
Nacho Monreal will play in the left back position with Bellerin to his right. Shkodran Mustafi will once again lead the back 4 as the Gunners will try to keep a clean sheet. The other center half is likely to be Rob Holding – the young defender has put up some amazing performances in recent weeks and will fight for his spot in the back line.
Holding Midfielders: Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka is definitely going to start in the midfield and is likely to be paired up with the explosive Lucas Torreira. He will be very important in holding the midfield against Fulham and with these two, it will be a good game to watch.
Attacking Mid: Alex Iwobi , Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Mesut Ozil is a definitive starter and if Unai is able to get the best out of this man, Arsenal are going to be dangerous going forward. He is likely to start with Mkhitaryan, who missed the Europa League clash due to political tension between his home state and Azerbaijan and with Iwobi who has been in fine shape with performances which warrant a start in the league.
While Ramsey’s availability is unknown and Aubameyang is recovering, they do have enough chances to start.
Lacazette is likely to start upfront and lead Arsenal to goal. If he gets going then he can give the defenders a tough time and Arsenal a comfortable win against Fulham.
Emile Smith Rowe/ Mkhitaryan (If Ramsey plays)