Fulham v Arsenal: Preview and confirmed teams as Ozil out, Aubameyang on bench

first_imgWhat are the managers saying?Slavisa Jokanovic (Fulham): “We are working daily to improve ourselves and find the best formation, sometimes it depends on us and sometimes on the opposite team and I am always open to different ways to play football and for different shape.“Arsenal changed the coach after many years, after two really hard games against top teams they find stability and they are team in most form in the Premier League. They’re a big club and a good team and we don’t need extra motivation, but for another side we need to be motivated for our opportunity to play against this team and to find better level after a few games in the Premier League.“We will be ready and motivated for the battle.”Unai Emery (Arsenal): “For us each match is very important for players to show us and for them to take responsibility and to take confidence. I am very happy how the players are responding on the pitch. Iwobi and the other players the same.“Then, when the match arrives on Sunday in Fulham, for us it is very important. We are going to find and decide the best first XI to continue this way against a very good team like Fulham.” silverware Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Latest Premier League News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 Things are looking up for Arsenal fans right now ahead of their trip to Fulham in the Premier League.The Gunners’ midweek Europa League win over Qarabag was their eighth in a row across all competitions as they build up a head of steam under their Unai Emery. REVEALED REVEALED no dice Their opponents on Sunday, Fulham, though are struggling to maintain any kind of form as their style over substance approach stutters in the English top-flight.Manager Slavisa Jokanovic has built a decent squad capable of playing an excellent passing game but it seems far too easy to pick them apart at the back.Their boss has already admitted the threat of relegation is on the horizon but can they pull off a surprise win on Sunday against Arsenal? Cyrus Christie is back in the side in place of Timothy Fosu-Mensah Team newsFulham are without Joe Bryan (hamstring), Neeskens Kebano (ankle) and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (shoulder), while Tom Cairney also misses out. They make two changes to the team beaten 3-0 at Everton last time out.Mesut Ozil misses out for Arsenal due to a back problem, while Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Aaron Ramsey are on the bench. Danny Welbeck and Henrikh Mkhitaryan start.Confirmed XIsFulham: Betinelli; Christie, Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand; Seri, Anguissa, Vietto; Schurrle, R Sessegnon; Mitrovic. Subs: McDonald, Johansen, Ayite, Sergio Rico, Mawson, Steven Sessegnon, Kamara.Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, Welbeck; Lacazette. Subs: Martinez, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Aubameyang.Current Premier League tablecenter_img gameday cracker 3 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars shining Arsenal players celebrate during their Europa League victory over Qarabag. deals REAL DEAL Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 3 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense last_img

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