Like every match for Arsenal this season, Sunday’s game against Fulham is a huge game and one Arsenal need to win if they want to go back to being five points clear at the top. Craven Cottage isn’t an easy place to go to though, especially this season and Arsenal will need to be at their best if they want to get all three points.
Arsenal currently see themselves in the best position they’ve been in, in the league, since the invincible season. They’re also looking to make it five wins in a row in the league today & have been handed a huge boost before the first whistle has even taken place…
A huge loss for Marco Silva’s Fulham is Joao Palhinha. Palhinha has been a pivotal part of Fulham’s midfield this season and is one of the main reasons why Fulham see themselves so high in the table.
Joao Palhinha will miss the fixture due to a 10th yellow card this season that he gained against Wolves a few weeks ago. Palhinha is a midfield maestro for Fulham and is one of their best players at intercepting midfield play, meaning Arsenal may find it a little easier to control the midfield today.
Palhinha has already missed a 3-2 defeat against Brentford, a score that could’ve been different if he featured in the game. The match against Arsenal will be the final game he’ll miss which could really pay dividends for Fulham.