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Marco Silva will be without five Fulham player as they go against Arsenal



Arsenal fans are dieing to find out about what could give them an edge over Fulham. Wait no further! Reliable press release has uncovered that Marco Silva will be without five Fulham player as they go against Arsenal.

Arsenal host Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon as they take on Fulham and Marco Sliva has a series of injury and suspension issues.

Arsenal and Fulham meet at Craven Cottage in another Premier League London derby on Sunday afternoon.

And while the Gunners are three days away from winning the Europa League last 16 first leg at Sporting CP, Cottagers boss Marco Silva still expects Mikel Arteta to call up a strong side as the visitors extend their lead to five points at the top of the standings intact.

“Let’s see, you know Arsenal have done it so far,” he explained during the pre-match press conference. “I think their approach to the Europa League is always different to the Premier League. Obviously they have some injured players this week and some sick people. “But still they rested at least five players and since their first Europa League match this season they have approached them differently, rotated the squad and managed the situation very well. And what I saw yesterday they did the same, they they’ve rotated the squad, they had some key players who didn’t start the game, and it’s sure to be a strong Arsenal [on Sunday].

“Okay, it’s not a normal week. Yesterday they had the game, the away situation, but I think we all understand that the squad rotates and obviously they’ll be a very strong team on Sunday.”

That said, Silva won’t be able to name his strongest squad against Arsenal as influential midfielder Joao Palhinha is serving the last match of his two-match ban following the receipt of his tenth yellow card of the season. Premier League in 1-1 draw. with the Wolves a few weeks ago.

While the Portuguese international isn’t Fulham’s only player, Silva will miss visiting Premier League leaders as club captain Tom Cairney, Layvin Kurzawa – once linked with a move to North London – and Neeskens Kebano have all been sidelined due to injury.

Also, as Premier League rules state a player on loan cannot play against their parent club, this means Cedric Soares – who joined the West London outfit on transfer deadline day in January – is ineligible on Sunday , thus becoming five seniors. players Silva can’t rely on against the Gunners. When the two teams met in the second leg at the Emirates Stadium in August, Fulham actually took the lead early in the second half through Aleksandar Mitrovic. However, goals from Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Magalhaes turned the game upside down as Arsenal maintained their perfect start to the season.