Arsenal will be looking to bounce back from their morale-crushing defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
The Gunners welcome relegation-threatened Fulham to the Emirates Stadium tomorrow afternoon and will be hoping to start 2019 off with a victory.
Unai Emery’s side have been plagued with several injuries in recent weeks and the Gunners will definitely be without Rob Holding, Danny Welbeck, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Konstantinos Mavropanos for this all-London encounter.
Claudio Ranieri’s side comes into the game full of confidence after their last-gasp victory over Huddersfield Town.
Arsenal need to get their top four push back on track and this is how they could line up tomorrow.
GK - Bernd Leno
The German had some nervous moments vs Liverpool but also made some decent saves. He’s expected to keep his place.
RB - Ainsley Maitland-Niles
The full-back was one of Arsenal’s best players at Anfield and managed to score their early goal. He’s filled in well for the injured Hector Bellerin and should keep his place in the team.
CB - Sokratis Papastathopoulos
The Greek struggled to cope with the pace and movement of the Liverpool forwards but he will face a totally different test against Aleksandar Mitrovic this time around. He is a favourite of EMery and should start.
CB - Laurent Koscielny
The Frenchman is expected to be recalled to the starting lineup in place of Shkodran Mustafi, who had a nightmare first-half at Anfield.
LB - Sead Kolasinac
Kolasinac is the only available left-back for the Gunners, so he’ll keep his place in the team.
CDM - Lucas Torreira
Torreira was quite sloppy in possession at Anfield but he’s been one of Arsenal’s best players this season so he’s likely to start once again.
CM - Granit Xhaka
Xhaka and Torreira work well together in midfield and cover each other’s position very well. They should be paired together once again.
CM - Matteo Guendouzi
The youngster is likely to be recalled to the starting lineup and he provides a good balance to Arsenal’s midfield.
RW - Alex Iwobi
Iwobi played well against Liverpool and managed to register an assist. His work rate and skill whilst on the ball was good and he never gave up. He should be disappointed if he gets dropped for this game.
LW - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The Gabon international was a passenger in the 5-1 defeat at Anfield. He was so isolated up front and could be moved out wide to use his pace in one on one situations and also to make room for his best friend…
ST - Alexandre Lacazette
Lacazette played well after coming on at Anfield and could have won his side a penalty. Aubameyang and Lacazette combined to thrash Fulham earlier in the season and Emery could look to those two again this time around.