Our Arsenal Guns will be challenged by the Badgers at the Emirates later today. This Fulham side is sitting just 1 point from the relegation zone and has conceded ridiculous goals in every single match ever since Rene Meulensteen was appointed as Manager, giving us the higher edge with Arsenal’s newly found character in winning such fixtures and staying top of the league with 48 points after four league wins in succession.
Coach Arsene Wenger restated his desire to make the Emirates a fortress this season as he gave his pre-match interview, saying, “Let’s be quiet but efficient. As I told you before, for the second part of the season we really want to make the Emirates a fortress and therefore it’s vital that we win this kind of game”.
Fulham has never won at Arsenal for almost 110 years in 27 attempts!
Arsenal has not beaten Fulham at the Emirates since 2010.
Arsene will go with the usual 4-2-3-1 formation
Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Wilshere; Serge Gnabry, Özil, Cazorla; Giroud
Lukasz Fabianski, Carl Jenkinson, Nacho Monreal, Tomas Rosicky, Lukas Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chu-Young
Out: Arteta (calf), Bendtner (ankle), Diaby (knee), Ramsey (thigh), Sanogo (back), Vermaelen, Walcott (both knee).
Tests: Monreal (foot), Rosicky (broken nose).
I believe Wenger will start Gibbs ahead of Monreal due to his slight foot injury whiles Oxlade-Chamberlain will still be rested leaving the resilient Gnabry to start on the right wing.
My prediction: Arsenal 3 Fulham 1