It’s been a tough week for Arsene Wenger, after his side were on the end of some fierce criticism following their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United, and then watched as they threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Shalke in the Champions League on Tuesday.
They will be boosted by the record they hold over Fulham, who have never won away at Arsenal in any competition, losing 22 and drawing four of 26 visits.
Martin Jol’s side have made a decent start to the season, although were fortunate to pick up a point last time out, as a late Steve Sidwell goal robbed Everton of a well deserved three points.
Jack Wilshere will serve his one game suspension following his two yellow cards at Old Trafford, whilst Gervinho (ankle), Kieran Gibbs (thigh), Abou Diaby (thigh) and Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) all continue their rehabilitation.
Whilst Martin Jol has revealed that midfielder Mahamadou Diarra is rated ’50-50′ for the trip to the Emirates.
Prediction: Arsenal 1-1 Fulham