Arsenal XI vs Fulham: Confirmed starting lineup, team news as Mat Ryan starts in goal

Simon Collings
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 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Mat Ryan starts in goal for Arsenal against Fulham today.

The Australian makes only his second appearance for the Gunners since joining on loan from Brighton in January.

Bernd Leno is on the bench.

Granit Xhaka continues at left-back, while Gabriel Martinelli makes back-to-back Premier League starts and Hector Bellerin comes in at right-back.

Emile Smith Rowe has been handed another start after his brilliant display against Slavia Prague.

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses the game as he continues to recover from malaria.

Aubameyang contracted the disease while on international duty with Gabon last month and he was in hospital for two days this week.

The forward is now back at home but is not yet fit to return.

In his absence, Alexandre Lacazette leads the line and captains the team once again.

Arsenal confirmed line-up: Ryan, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Xhaka, Elneny, Ceballos, Saka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Lacazette.

Subs: Leno, Cedic, Chambers, Mari, Partey, Willian, Pepe, Nelson, Nketiah.

Date: Sunday1.30pm GMT, Sky Sports

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Referee: Craig Pawson

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