Fulham vs Arsenal: Prediction, kick-off time, team news, TV channel, odds, preview
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be looking to extend their league at the top of the league when they travel to Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners currently sit top of the league and are five points clear ahead of second place Manchester City.
Arsenal are coming into the game off a 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon. Arteta’s side won 3-2 in their last league game against Bournemouth – with Thomas Partey, Ben White and Reiss Nelson all scoring for the Gunners.
As for Fulham, Marco Silva’s men are coming into the game off a defeat to Brentford – with Ethan Pinnock, Ivan Toney and Mathias Jensen scoring in a 3-2 win for Thomas Frank’s side.
Sportsmail breaks down everything you need to know ahead of Fulham’s meeting with Arsenal, including start time, TV channels and team news.
Arsenal emerged victorious in their last league game, defeating Bournemouth 3-2
Marco Silva’s Fulham were beaten 3-2 by Brentford in their last Premier League outing
When is it?
Fulham will face Arsenal on Sunday, with the game kicking off at 2pm.
The clash will take place at Craven Cottage – where Fulham have won two of the last five games in all competitions.
Arsenal fans will be full of confidence heading into the game as the Gunners have won four of their last five games against Fulham.
Aleksander Mitrovic has scored 11 goals in all competitions for Silva’s side this season.
Bukayo Saka will be looking to add to his 11 goals in all competitions this season. The winger has scored two goals in his last five games.
Aleksander Mitrovic (L) will be hoping to shock Bukayo Saka (R) and his Arsenal team-mates
How to watch
Sunday’s showdown between Fulham and Arsenal will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage getting underway at 1pm.
The game between the two teams will also be streamed on the official Sky Go app.
Highlights will be uploaded to the official Sky Sports YouTube channel after the game.
Sportsmail will also be providing live coverage of Fulham vs Arsenal, so you can keep up-to-date with all the latest developments here.
Sunday’s clash between Fulham and Arsenal will take place at Craven Cottage
Joao Palhinha remains out for Fulham due to suspension, while Cedric Soares is ineligible to feature against his parent club.
Other than that, there are no fresh injury concerns for Silva to deal with. Manor Solomon is expected to start yet again and will be looking to score for the sixth match in a row.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to lead the line against Fulham, with Willian also liekly to feature from the off against his old club.
As for Arsenal, Martin Odegaard missed the midweek game against Sporting with illness but should recover in time to play on Sunday.
After being rested in the Gunners’ last game, Thomas Partey, Aaron Ramsdale and Gabriel are all expected to return to the starting eleven.
Despite returning to training recently, the game may come too soon for Gabriel Jesus to start from the off.
Predicted Fulham XI (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Lukic; Willian, Pereira, Solomon; Mitrovic
Predicted Arsenal XI (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Martinelli, Smith Rowe
Brazilian winger Willian is in line to start for Fulham against his old club on Sunday afternoon
Martin Odegaard looks set to return to the side after missing the Lisbon game due to illness
What’s been said?
Arteta says that his side will need to ‘massively improve’ following their 2-2 draw against Sporting Lisbon.
‘It’s true that it’s something that we must improve massively if we want to keep winning games,’ Arteta told BT Sport after the game against Lisbon.
‘When you concede two poor goals like we did away from home in Europe it’s very difficult to get a positive result.
‘We gave too many simple balls away. We need to defend our box much better.’
Arteta revealed that his side need to improve massively after their draw against Lisbon
Marco Silva understands that his side are in for a tough game against the Gunners on Sunday
As for Fulham, Silva is expecting a tough game for his team against one of the ‘better’ teams in the country.
‘We know that we are going to play against one of the better teams in this country, because from the beginning of the season they are at the top of the table, they have been really consistent, playing good football, adapting really well and reacting well when they don’t achieve a good result – straightaway comes the reaction,’ Silva said at his pre-match press conference.
‘A good example was after the defeats against City at home and Everton, two bad results but straightaway after they reacted well and won some important games.
‘They are getting the maturity and the experience to react in the right way and it will be a really tough game for us, but we are going to do our best again to be really tough for Arsenal.’
Fulham to win – 9/2
Arsenal to win – 8/15
Draw – 3/1
Fulham to win each half and Fulham to have most corners in each half – 250/1
Odds via Paddy Power and correct at the time of publication.
Arsenal have enjoyed a great season iso far and will be looking for another big win on Sunday
Fulham are currently enjoying a good season so far in their return to the league.
The side currently sit eighth in the league and have won two of their last five league games. Given their season so far, Fulham will be confident that they can secure a big win over the league leaders.
As for the Gunners, Arteta’s men will be looking to put their draw against Lisbon behind them.
Arsenal will be in for a tough test, but Arteta’s side should have enough to pick up all three points on Sunday.
Prediction – 2-1 Arsenal