Arsenal host Fulham at the Emirates this afternoon in a bid to get their season back on track after a disheartening December for Unai Emery’s men.
The Gunners were humbled by bitter rivals Tottenham in the Carabao Cup, before suffering Premier League defeats at the hands of Southampton and Liverpool.
They face a challenge to pick up the pieces and claw their way back into the top four with sixth-placed Manchester United narrowing the gap each week.
Boss Unai Emery has endured a rough spell of injuries in recent weeks but could be able to call on returning stars to aid his team’s cause.
Speaking after the loss against Liverpool, the Arsenal manager said: “We only can think now about the match on Tuesday, not the difference between Liverpool and us.
“We have a lot of work to do. Defensively also we know we need to get better.”
Fulham will be buoyed by a midweek victory over Huddersfield and the Gunners must solidify their rearguard if they are to secure all three points on New Year’s Day.
Express Sport has all the details on how to watch the game, plus team news and latest odds.
Arsenal vs Fulham – how to watch
The game is a 3pm kick-off, meaning Premier League regulations dictate that it cannot be broadcast live in the UK.
Fans can tune in for a special midweek Match of the Day on Wednesday, January 2 at 22:45pm.
Dan Walker will present highlights from two days of New Year’s football action on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Supporters in the US can watch live coverage of the game via NBC Sports Live.
Arsenal vs Fulham team news
Alexandre Lacazette is expected to start alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack against Fulham.
The French striker hasn’t been a guaranteed starter for Arsenal this season despite flashes of top quality during his substitute appearances.
Messy Ozil is set to miss out with a knee injury, while Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin could return to the squad.
Rob Holding, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all sidelined, while youngster Emile Smith Rowe is also unavailable.
Arsenal vs Fulham latest odds
The Gunners are tipped to emerge victorious despite their recent run of form.
Fulham will take heart from their three-points against Huddersfield, but Arsenal are a very different proposition.
Arsenal – 4/11
Draw – 4/1
Fulham – 7/1
(Odds from Skybet)