Arsenal vs Fulham:FREE: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and team news for TODAY’S Premier League opener
12 Sep 2020, 9:23Updated: 12 Sep 2020, 9:24
ARSENAL kick-off the 2020/21 Premier League season with a short trip to West London to face Fulham.
Mikel Arteta’s team will head into the game full of optimism after their win against Liverpool in the Community Shield.
Arsenal clinched the Community Shield after a penalty shoot-out against Tottenham
Arsenal clinched the Community Shield after a penalty shoot-out against TottenhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Fulham will be hoping to making a good impression after a two-year hiatus from the Premier League.
The last time the two clubs met, Arsenal trounced Fulham 4-1 in January 2019.
When is Fulham vs Arsenal?
Fulham vs Arsenal kicks off at 12.30pm TODAY – Saturday, September 12.
Craven Cottage plays host to the fixture,
There will be no fans in attendance.
What TV channel and live stream is Fulham vs Arsenal on?
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League have confirmed that all of September’s matches will be shown live on TV.
The game between Arsenal and Fulham will be shown live on BT Sport 1 HD, and BT Sport Ultimate on TV.
You will also be able to live stream it on the BT Sport app, or on bt.com/sport.
BT Sport has the rights to 58 games this season and you’ll need a subscription to watch all of those.
But EE customers can watch the game for FREE by texting SPORT to 150, which will will activate a three-months free trial of BT Sport. The trial can then be cancelled at any time.
William Saliba could make his Premier League debut against Fulham
William Saliba could make his Premier League debut against FulhamCredit: Getty Images – Getty
What is the team news?
Arsenal will be sending out a weakened starting 11 due to international duties and injuries.
They head to Fulham with Shokdran Mustafi, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and David Luiz out of action.
Luiz’s absence could see new signing William Saliba make his Premier League debut.
Mesut Ozil has expressed his desire to play after being frozen out of the team towards the end of last season.
Speaking during a Twitter interview, Ozil said: “I’m fit and ready and doing my best. Unfortunately it’s not in my hands to decide about the squad on the weekend. We will see.”
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Fulham have last season’s Championship top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic at their disposal who is likely to give the Arsenal defence some problems.
The Cottagers are also likely to unveil new keeper Alphonse Areola who joined the club on a season long loan.
Areola, 28, was also a transfer for target for Arsenal, but he opted for West London in the end.