Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 59 Goals 28 (45)
(53) 37 Assists 26 (31)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
27.9 Average Age 32.8
182.5 Average Height (cm) 184.2
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(54%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 57% (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
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 7.05
Gervinho Out 6.76
Jack Wilshere Out 6.99
Wojciech Szczesny Doubtful 6.82
Kieran Gibbs Doubtful 7.05
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Doubtful 6.75
Aaron Ramsey Doubtful 6.92
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.
Prediction:
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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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