Mikel Arteta celebrates his 100th match in the Premier League as Arsenal coach on Saturday and could well make it to the top of the table to make it full-time with his team, the last remaining with a 100-percent winning record to start the new season. Only four previous Gunners teams have won their first quartet of games; three of them finished the season as champions.
Arsenal will certainly be strong favorites to make it four out of four against Fulham, but the newly promoted team has shown that it is far from easy. Marco Silva’s men remain undefeated in a schedule that has included clashes with Liverpool and local rivals Brentford. In Alexander Mitrović, they have one of the few strikers who can match Gabriel Jesus in early-season form, setting the stage for what could be an exciting shootout in North London. Here’s how you can watch the match and what you need to know:
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How to watch and odds
Date: Saturday August 27 | Weather: 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Emirates Stadium – London
TV: N.B.C. (4K) | Live broadcast: fuboTV (Try it for free)
In Canada: fubo Sports Network Canada
Odds: Arsenal-350; Draw +450; Fulham +900 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
featured game | Arsenal v Fulham
Arsenal: Mikel Arteta has long talked about getting fans back to play at the Emirates Stadium and they certainly can’t complain that they haven’t been given their money’s worth, even at the high prices charged on the pitch, with Arsenal. scoring 14 goals in their last four league games at home. The free-flowing approach of his has even bled into his away form with five goals in games against crystal Palace Y Bournemouth.
The key to that has been the form of Jesus, who leads the league in expected goals without penalty with 2.12 in his first three games. He’s not doing too bad in terms of assists either, sharing the top spot with kevin de bruyne in three. Tim Ream and Tosin Adaribayo will be on trial.
Fulham: The momentum of a strong start to the Premier League season came to a bit of a halt midweek when a much-changed side were knocked out of the EFL Cup by League Two Crawley Town. new signings Isa Diop, Shane Duffy Y Kevin Mbabu all fought for form with Silva hinting that his players had not shown the “mindset” or “personality” necessary to advance in the competition.
Presumably the visiting manager will return to his strongest XI for the trip to the Emirates Stadium, but his options could be weakened on the flanks with Neeskens Kebano and Manor Solomon absent. The long-term reinforcements that Silva wants in that part of the field have not yet arrived and the head coach began this week by expressing his hope for “three or four” new signings.
Arsenal’s strong start to the season is sure to cool down in the coming months, but for now their rich vein of form should take them beyond Fulham. TO CHOOSE: Arsenal 2, Fulham 0
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