ARSENAL kick-off the 2020/21 Premier League season with a short trip to West London to face Fulham.
Mikel Arteta's team will head into the game full of optimism after their win against Liverpool in the Community Shield.
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Craven Cottage once again stages Premier League fixtures, as Arsenal head west to face Fulham in the opening game of the season.
The Gunners are likely to come into this fixture all guns blazing, fresh off their Community Shield victory over Liverpool.
And while it doesn’t seem that long ago that the 2019/20 season drew to a close, Mikel Arteta’s side will want to build on the momentum of their recent cup victories and improve on last year’s table position.
Arsenal were disappointed to finish eighth last season, and endured a turbulent time, but they’re hopeful that their new signings will help in their conquest for Champions League football.
William Saliba and Willian have featured in friendlies against MK Dons and Aston Villa, but Gabriel Magalhaes has yet to make his debut.
These two sides have met once of the opening day of a top-flight season, back in 2007 where Arsenal came from behind to win 2007.
But, newly promoted Fulham will want to better that result and head coach Scott Parker could be the man for the job.
There are no reported injury concerns for Fulham, but the West London side could hand debuts to loanee Alphonse Areola and fellow summer arrival Mario Lemina.
Arsenal are undoubtedly favourites to win this clash, but on the opening day of the season… anything could happen!
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