Arsenal looks keen to make it three wins in a row this weekend when they welcome Fulham in their backyard. The match schedules for Sunday at Emirates, with a kickoff at 3:30 pm.
The Gunners are finding momentum towards the end of the season, but their plight in the Premier League looks sealed without a European spot. However, Arteta booked a semi-finals spot against Villarreal in the Europa League.
On the other hand, Fulham remains wary of their fate in the Premier League, with Sheffield United already relegated after their loss to Wolves. Another threat comes with the automatic promotion of Norwich City.
Mikel Arteta’s tenure came under heavy scrutiny, especially after their 1-1 first leg draw to Slavia Prague. However, a spirited display in the second leg saw the Gunners finish on a 5-1 aggregate in the second leg.
The win makes a mouth-watering encounter with former boss Unai Emery in the semi-finals. What makes the match interesting is the fact that Emery handed Emile Smith Rowe, Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka their first starts. The trio has been the shining light for the side of this troubled campaign.
However, it dates back to January where the Gunners won back-to-back games in the league. In addition, the side has lost eight times on their home turf. It is a fact that Scott Parker must take to heart to survive any relegation woes.
Arsenal vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have 18 games against each other, with Arsenal taking 12 wins, whereas Fulham with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Slavia Praha 0-4 Arsenal
Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Slavia Praha
Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool
West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
Fulham 0-1 Wolves
Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham
Fulham 1-2 Leeds
Fulham 0-3 Man City
Liverpool 0-1 Fulham
Arsenal Team News
Captain Pierre Erick Aubameyang remains sidelined while recovering from malaria picked during international duties. The same applies to loanee Martin Odegaard who might return to light training this week. It gives a chance for rookies Eddie Nketiah and Folain Balogun to make their debut this weekend.
Fulham Team News
Scott Parker contends the unavailability of Ademola Lookman, who picked up a knock during their loss to Wolves. Aleksandar Mitrovic expects to start after moving above the pecking order against Cavaliero and Josh Maja.
Prediction and Odds
Arsenal looks like they have gained good momentum and will not be slowing down any time soon this weekend.
Goals Over 2.5