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Arsenal will be looking to get back to winning ways when they make the short trip to Craven Cottage on New Year's Eve to take on Fulham.

The Gunners suffered their first home loss of the season on Thursday as they went down 2-0 to West Ham, a result that stopped them from moving back to the top of the Premier League table.

As for Fulham, the Boxing Day defeat at Bournemouth extended their losing streak to two games and Marco Silva will be asking for a big performance from his side to end the year on a high.

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Fulham v Arsenal Information

  • Where is Fulham v Arsenal? Craven Cottage, Fulham
  • When is Fulham v Arsenal? 14:00, Sunday 31st December
  • Where can I watch Fulham v Arsenal? Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League

Fulham v Arsenal Bet Builder

Double Chance - Fulham or Draw - 11/8
Raul Jimenez to have over 0.5 shots on target - 11/10
Bukayo Saka to have over 0.5 shots on target - 1/2

Bet Builder - 6/1

Double Chance - Fulham or Draw - 11/8

Arsenal are in the thick of the title race for the second consecutive season, but the demands of a busy festive period appear to be catching up with them and it could be another frustrating afternoon on Sunday.

The Gunners’ form has dropped in recent weeks, with just one win from their last five games across all competitions, while two victories from their last six away matches in the top flight also adds to the concerns.

Both of those away wins came courtesy of late strikes as well, with Kai Havertz scoring in the 89th minute to beat Brentford 1-0 and Declan Rice netting deep in stoppage time in the 4-3 success at Luton.

It is not quite clicking for Mikel Arteta’s side and Fulham, who are eager to snap their two-game losing streak, will be hoping to take advantage.

The Cottagers have won three of their last four home fixtures, scoring a combined 13 goals, and the drop in recent form can be attributed to the suspension of Raul Jimenez.

The Mexican striker is expected to return to the starting XI after serving his ban and he can play a big part in helping Fulham take a positive result from this clash.

Raul Jimenez to have over 0.5 shots on target - 11/10

Before Jimenez was given his marching orders in the defeat at Newcastle on 16th December, he was in good scoring touch with three goals coming in the two matches prior to that Tyneside trip.

The 32-year-old is starting to rediscover the form seen during his time at Wolves and there is a greater confidence in his play, something that hasn’t been seen for some time.

Only Willian (12) has had more shots on target for Fulham this season than Jimenez, who has 11 to his name, and the striker will be itching to go after being forced to watch from the sidelines for the past three matches.

Bukayo Saka to have over 0.5 shots on target - 1/2

England international Bukayo Saka remains one of Arsenal’s most potent players in the final third and he is the club’s joint-top scorer in the league alongside Eddie Nketiah with five goals.

The 22-year-old has had the most shots on target of the entire Gunners’ squad in the top-flight, with his tally of 18 three more than nearest colleague Martin Odegaard.

Saka is due a goal, with his last coming at the beginning of December, but it’s perhaps safer to back the talented forward to have at least one attempt on target.

Fulham Team News

Willian won’t be available to face his former side due to a tight hamstring, while there are doubts over both Tim Ream and Adama Traore.

Raul Jimenez is back after serving a suspension and is expected to go straight back into the starting XI.

Arsenal Team News

Thomas Partey is still working his way back to full fitness and will miss out alongside Takehiro Tomiyasu and Fabio Vieira, who are not expected back until later into January.

Jurrien Timber is a long-term absentee, but the Gunners can call upon the services of Kai Havertz, who is back after a suspension.

Fulham v Arsenal Stats

Fulham have won five of their nine league games at home this season, beating Luton, Sheffield United, Wolves, Nottingham Forest and West Ham.

Since Raul Jimenez’s red card against Newcastle on 16th December, the Cottagers have scored just once in their next three matches in all competitions.

Arsenal have picked up just one win from their last five fixtures across all competitions, while they are winless in their last three away assignments.

The Gunners boast the best defensive record on the road this season, conceding just eight goals, but they have won just two of their last six away games in the top-flight.

Head-to-Head

Fulham wins8
Draws12
Arsenal wins42

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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