After a disappointing midweek defeat, Arsenal aims to bounce back and regain the top spot in the Premier League as they face Fulham in another London Derby on Sunday.
Despite dominating against West Ham, Arsenal suffered a 2-0 loss, leaving them two points behind Liverpool in the league table.
Fulham has faced its own challenges, struggling to find the net in December, losing three consecutive games without scoring. Their recent lack of goals contrasts with back-to-back 5-0 victories against Nottingham Forest and West Ham.
The upcoming match is crucial for both teams as they navigate a busy festive schedule with valuable points at stake. Arsenal boasts the second-best defense in the league, and Fulham faces a tough task breaking through.
The Gunners, known for their suffocating defense, have kept Fulham scoreless in their recent encounters.
Fulham’s defensive vulnerabilities, similar to the previous season, make them susceptible, especially with the absence of the injured Tim Ream. In their last meeting, Bukayo Saka proved to be a scoring threat, and he will be a key player for Arsenal.
Despite a goalless streak in recent matches, Saka’s performance will be crucial for the Gunners to secure a win and reclaim the Premier League lead.