Gunners will start their league opener against Fulham on saturday 12th September 2020.
Arsenal and Fulham will kick off the New season
Arsenal will travel to Craven Cottage for their league opener against Fulham on Saturday. New Premier League season will kick off with Gunners visiting Fulham. In addition,this new premier league season will be historic of its own kind with no fans in the stadium to watch the match. Due to the pandemic situation and the threat it possess, premier league shareholders have decided not to allow the fans in the stadium. With Arsenal being the first club to announce the inclusion of the spectators in reduced capacity at Emirates. It would be interesting to see how things pan out for the club as well as the supporters. Arsenal will be aiming to kick off the New season with a win. Looking to their poor away record win against Fulham will boost the morale of the squad.
Mikel Arteta – the first team Manager at Arsenal
Meanwhile,Mikel Arteta title has changed from head coach position to first team manager. Vinai,the chief executive officer of Arsenal recently stated in a interview regarding the promotion. Mikel Arteta has rejuvenated Arsenal dressing rooms and fans all around the world.To sum up Arsenal under Mikel have been a tough nut to crack. Arsenal have looked solid at the back and are playing the way fans love. Arteta’s promotion to first team manager is truly deserving and has given new sense of hope to Arsenal fans.
Aubameyang’s Contract Extension – Huge boost for Gunners
Arsenal will tie down captain fantastic Aubameyang on a 3 year deal. Arsenal ombudsman will be staying in North London for the next three year. Aubameyang have had his doubt over the future which took long for the contract extension. But under Mikel management Auba feels that he will grow and have winning project at Arsenal. Arsenal’s top scorer in previous 2 season will be continuing for next season will be huge boost for gunners. Arsenal have looked dangerous in opposition half with Auba in attack. Aubameyang has been recently included in PFA team of the year because of his good performance. Even though Auba moved in Wing position under Mikel Arteta his goal scoring record remains intact. This shows his goal scoring threat and how important Aubameyang is for Arsenal. To sum up Arteta will now succeed Arsene Wenger as first team Manager at Arsenal.
Arsenal new centre back duo set for debut – Saliba and Gabriel
Arteta face selection conundrum as David Luiz suffered Neck injury during the training. Moreover,with 5 out of 8 possible center back ruled out pertaining to injury, Arteta will have to decide about possible option. William Saliba or Gabriel will feature in the game against Fulham on saturday. Arsenal will be pairing new center back partnership in season opener at craven cottage. William Saliba signed for Arsenal back in 2019 and was subsequently loaned back to st Etinne for a year. Gabriel Magalhaes have joined gunners in a 25 million euro deal from ligue 1 side Lille.
Match Facts of Arsenal Vs Fulham:
- Arsenal and Fulham have faced only once on the opening day of the season with gunners coming out with a win.
- Against newly promoted sides, Aubameyang have scored 16 goals in 13 appearances.
- Arsenal have lost just 1 out of 13 matches against Fulham.
- Arsenal have not lost any matches in the month of September since last 2 years.
- Fulham have lost all the 10 last London derbies in top flight.
- In the 28 Match day 1 which Arsenal have featured, 11 red cards have been produced more than any other side in the competition.
- Arsenal will be looking to win the Match day 1 for the consecutive season since 2009-10.