Tune in at 10:00 AM ET as Arsenal takes on Fulham. Dan Frankel will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Thanks for joining me today, as Fulham travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal. Please feel free to send in your comments and questions.
Arsenal are off to their worst start ever in the Premier League with just 15 points from 10 games. They do have the best defensive record in the EPL, with just 8 goals conceded, however scoring goals has not been as easy for the club. The Gunners have managed to score just 15 goals in 10 games (9 goals in 2 games).
A win by Fulham would see them jump over Arsenal in the EPL standings. Fulham enter the game today on a bit of a hot streak, unbeaten in their last four games. History is not on the side of Fulham today though, as they have never managed to beat Arsenal away. They’ve lost 22 games to them on the road and have pulled off just four draws.
Arsenal Starting XI: Mannone, Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Coquelin, Arteta, Cazorla, Walcott, Podolski, Giroud.
Bench: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Santos, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Chamakh
Fulham Starting XI: Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise; Dejagah, Baird, Sidwell, Richardson; Ruiz, Berbatov
Bench: Stockdale, Senderos, Petric, Karagounis, Duff, Rodallega, Kacaniklic
Just a few minutes away from kick-off. Any predictions?
Fulham are unbeaten against the Gunners in their last three games (all at home), with a win and a pair of draws.
Arsenal are without Jack Wilshere. The England midfielder is suspended after his red card at Old Trafford last Saturday.
Fulham have scored just 7 in their last 11 Premier League visits to Arsenal and have yet to score more than once.
1 min: Fulham with some early possession. Both teams feeling each other out.
2 min: Slow pace to the game. Fulham trying to just keep possession. Playing it amongst the back four.
3 min: Fulham still content to keep possession, Arsenal with very little pressure.
4 min: Fulham get their first look on goal. Playing it in around the 18 to Ruiz's feet, his shot from a dangerous position is blocked and goes out for a corner.
5 min: The corner is headed away easily by Arsenal, but Fulham maintain possession.
5 min: Berbatov tries to take Koscielny but he does well and dispossess him. Goal kick for Arsenal.
6 min: Walcott tries to get involved and take on Riise. Riise pulls him back for the foul.
7 min: Sagna tries to curl one in from the right touchline, Schwarzer comes out well and handles it easily...Baird loses possession in a dangerous area but with a 3 on 1 Giroud chooses to shoot from 25 yards out and his shot is well over the bar
8 min: Walcott tries to swing one one, Arsenal with not a lot of attacking options waiting for it in the area.
9 min: Walcott looking lively so far, trying to make something happen for Arsenal. Adding some speed and directness to the attack.
10 min: Ruiz and Berbatov looking dangerous, linking up for Fulham. Ruiz tries to play in Berbatov behind Sagna, but he is offside.
@huninho - no he is not. Giroud is.
ARSENAL GOAL. GIROUD HEADER.
Off of a Walcott corner, Giroud beats his man to the near post, and powers one in past Schwarzer!
That looked like a set play, beautiful delivery form Walcott to put it right on the head of the streaking Giroud.
13 min: Arsenal attacking again, this time Cazorla makes a charging run down the middle, plays Podolski through down the left side, who tries to curl one in to the box, but his delivery is very poor.