Arsenal ended last year in a devastating manner after conceding a 5-1 defeat to Liverpool. However, they have a chance to put a smile on the faces of their fans when they take on London club Fulham later today.
After going 22 games unbeaten, the Gunners showed so much promise but their last five games in the League have been difficult. Arsenal have won only two of their last give games in the League and are now five points adrift Chelsea who are occupying fourth place on the log.
Fulham have so far had a terrible season and they have to start picking up points if they must remain in the Premier League.
Unai Emery bolstered the Gunners squad with five players in the summer but injuries have left his squad looking threadbare.
The defence of the North London club is the most affected – Hector Bellerin is battling a calf injury and is out of this one.
Konstantinos Mavropanos has returned to full training after sustaining a groin injury. Rob Holding (knee), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (broken metatarsal) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) are all ruled out for this game.
Ozil picked up a knee injury and did not feature in the Liverpool clash. He could return today amid speculations surrounding his future.
Possible Arsenal Starting Line-Up