Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 59 Goals 28 (45)
(53) 37 Assists 26 (31)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
28.2 Average Age 32.9
182.6 Average Height (cm) 184.2
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(54%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 56% (54%)
(0.6) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.5)
(1.4) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Tomas Rosicky Out 7.06
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 7.16
Gervinho Out 6.78
Jack Wilshere Out 7.05
Wojciech Szczesny Doubtful 6.86
Kieran Gibbs Doubtful 7.11
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Doubtful 6.77
Aaron Ramsey Doubtful 6.95
Player Reason Status Rating
Simon Davies Out N/A

Team News

  • Jack Wilshere is suspended for this match after his sending off at Old Trafford and Ramsey is a doubt with a groin strain, so Coquelin could get a rare start alongside Arteta.
  • Theo Walcott should come into the side after scoring again in midweek, with Gervinho sidelined and Oxlade-Chamberlain still a minor doubt.
  • Wenger is likely to have to choose between Santos or Vermaelen at left-back, with Gibbs still recovering from a thigh injury. If the latter is moved wider, Koscielny will start at centre-back.
  • Simon Davies remains Martin Jol's only real injury concern, so changes may be kept to a minimum.
  • Steve Sidwell will hope his late equaliser against Everton will earn him a start over one of Diarra or Baird in central midfield, while Ashkan Dejagah could finally get a first start in place of Kacaniklic.
  • Bryan Ruiz should keep his place in support of Berbatov up front, keeping Rodallega and Petric on the sidelines.

Prediction

  • Fulham's victory over The Gunners at Craven Cottage last season ended a 6-game winless streak against Arsenal, though they also managed a draw at The Emirates to frustrate Wenger's charges further.
  • Arsenal are, however, unbeaten against The Cottagers in 11 home Premier League encounters and they will be keen to get back to winning ways after letting a Champions League lead slip in Schalke.
  • These two sides are on the same points tally (15) going into Saturday's game, but Fulham continue to struggle for wins on the road so Arsenal should be favourites in a tight game.
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Comments (8)

 
  • Pass it back to the defence pass it forward nah back to the defence. How many times are they going to pointlessly retain the ball?

  • Bad day for Arsenal.... When will the invisible days come back ???

  • soccergenius8: Absolutely agree with you... Arteta lived a nightmare today, but he must not be blamed because he is almost always impeccable.

  • Why the hell did Arteta take the penality!!!! Giroud­ should have taken the penality, i mean he was on a­ hat-rick and played ever so well. Arteta on the other­ hand had the worst game in an ARSENAL shirt (dont get­ me wrong Arteta is a great player, but even the best­ has bad days) no need to say anything about­ the Arsenal defence but koscielny played well in the­ 2nd half again wrong decision in letting­ Arteta taking the penality

  • We don't even manage to keep possession now... We are hopeless.

  • its massive attack 4 arsenal i see them winning this one by a wide goal margin

  • This may be the game Arsenal turn their poor form around.

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