Fulham vs Arsenal: Match details
Match: Fulham FC vs Arsenal FC
Competition: Premier League
Date: September 12, 2020
Kick-off time: 2:30 pm, September 12, 2020
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Arsenal’s defence – especially with a back five –has some new faces at the back, such as William Saliba and Gabriel Maghaeles.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score. Aubameyang has already got his campaign off to a good start after scoring against Liverpool at Wembley two weeks ago.
The first game sees newly-promoted Fulham host Arsenal in a London derby at Craven Cottage. After being relegated from the Premier League in 2019, Fulham won promotion back to the top flight after they finished 4th in the regular season before winning the play-offs.
Arsenal won one of their most tumultuous and disappointing seasons in history which saw the Gunners finish 8th.
There has been an improvement in the side’s performances since Mikel Arteta took charge in January – this was evident in their FA Cup triumph.
Wins against Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Wolves have proven that Arteta has a successful start so far.
Fulham drew 2-2 with MK Dons a couple of weeks ago, before playing in some behind closed doors training games.
Premier League 2020/21 – opening weekend fixtures
- C. Palace v Southampton – Sept 12
- Fulham v Arsenal – Sept 12
- Liverpool v Leeds – Sept 12
- Tottenham v Everton – Sept 12
- West Brom v Leicester City – Sept 12
- West Ham v Newcastle – Sept 12
- Brighton v Chelsea – Sept 14
- Sheff Utd v Wolves – Sept 14
- Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed
- Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed
Arsenal also played MK Dons, winning the game 4-1. They beat Liverpool on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the Community Shield. The Gunners lost to Aston Villa at the Emirates behind closed doors.
These two sides have met 28 times in the Premier League. Arsenal have won 20 of those, losing just three. Their most recent league meeting ended in a 4-1 Arsenal win at the Emirates.
Granit Xhaka, Alexandre Lacazette and Aubameyang were all on the scoresheet that evening.