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Arsenal travel to Craven Cottage for today’s Premier League derby against Fulham. The Gunners can temporarily move to the top of the standings with a victory over their London rivals.
David Raya made a good penalty save in stoppage time in midweek but it was only a consolation in the end as the Gunners lost 2-0 to West Ham United. He will be eyeing a clean sheet this afternoon.
In defence, Ben White, William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes are nailed-on starters. The only change could happen at left-back with Jakub Kiwior coming in for Oleksandr Zinchenko. The Ukrainian was guilty of losing possession in the defensive third.
Declan Rice looks primed to start from the number six role, but there could be a change in central midfield with Leandro Trossard dropping to the bench for the return of Kai Havertz after suspension.
Martin Odegaard is set to feature in his attacking midfield role but we fancy a change out wide. Bukayo Saka could be partnered by Emile Smith Rowe with Gabriel Martinelli dropping to the bench amid his poor run of form.
Gabriel Jesus should get the vote of confidence despite missing two clear-cut chances against West Ham. He has seven goal contributions since the last international break and should lead the attack.
Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Havertz; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Jesus.