Premier League Match Preview: Fulham vs Arsenal

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Former Premier League midfielders Scott Parker and Mikel Arteta both lead their teams to a highly-anticipated Premier League opener on Saturday.  The two coaches will be hoping their new additions settle quickly and deliver outstanding performance.

Fulham signed France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and the Netherlands right-back Kenny Tete while Arteta completed the signing of Willian from London rivals Chelsea and central defender Gabriel from Lille

There are no injury concerns in the Fulham side, however, new signing Alphonse Areola, who signed from PSG on Wednesday, and Kenny Tete, who completed his move on Thursday, could have to wait to make their debut having only moved to the Premier League.

Arsenal a number of key defenders out injured for their League opener against Fulham, with David Luiz (neck) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (calf) Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) Emile Smith Rowe (shoulder), and Gabriel Martinelli (knee) all sidelined.

However, new boys William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes and ex-Chelsea man Willian are all expected to make their debuts at the Craven Cottage.

Fulham Predicted Lineup: Areola(doubtful), Tete(doubtful), Hector, Ream, Bryan; Reed, Lemina, Cairney; Decordova-Reid, Knockaert, Mitrovic

Substitues: Rodak, Fabri, Christie, Robinson, Le Marchand, McDonald, Kebano, Johansen, , Anguissa, Cavaleiro, Seri, Kamara

Injuries: None

Arsenal Predicted Lineup: Leno, Holding, Saliba, Tierney; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles; Willian, Aubameyang, Nketiah

Substitutes: Macey, Gabriel, Soares, Kolasinac, Torreira, Elneny, Guendouzi, Willock, Nelson, Saka, Özil,

Injuries: David Luiz (neck) and Sokratis Papastathopoulos (calf) Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) Emile Smith Rowe (shoulder), and Gabriel Martinelli (knee)

Match Stats

Fulham has lost their last five Premier League matches against Arsenal, while conceding nine goals in their two defeats the last time they were in the Premier League in 2018 when they lost 5-1 at home and 4-1 away).

Venue: Craven Cottage

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Saturday 12.30 pm BT Sport 1