Arsenal will be hoping to maintain their perfect start to the campaign when they host Fulham at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
The Gunners’ first two league games have yielded six points, but they have been far from their fluent best.
A clean sheet earlier this week away to Crystal Palace (1-0), however, delighted Mikel Arteta, but they aren’t quite into their groove.
And with Takehiro Tomiyasu’s needless red card (two yellows), he will be sitting out this game which leaves Arsenal short of options at the back, given Jurrien Timber is likely to miss the entire season with an ACL injury.
Fulham, on the other hand, will be desperate to make amends after they were torn apart by Brentford as they slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Craven Cottage last weekend.
But who will come out on top in this London derby? I have delved into the betting markets and handpicked a couple of tips for you to chew over.
Arsenal to grind it out again
After their swashbuckling displays last term, many would have expected the Gunners to come racing out of the traps this season.
That said, it is very premature to make any aspersions about any of the teams in the upper echelons of the table. Only after about 10 or 15 games will we have an idea of how things are shaping up.
Arsenal’s performance against Nottingham Forest was far from convincing, and while some poor finishing let them down against Palace, they still got over the line with 10 men.
Fulham, you imagine, won’t be as shaky defensively as they were against Brentford, otherwise, they will be picked off, especially with Martin Odegaard pulling the strings in midfield.
In the past three Premier League encounters, Arsenal have won two and drawn one against Fulham, with the draw arriving at the Emirates over two years ago.
Fulham will want to give it a right good go, and while it might not be a classic Arsenal display, they should get the job done and collect three points.
For my first pick, I have gravitated towards the Correct Score line, and I like the look of the 15/2 price available at Paddy Power for the Gunners to win 1-0.
Martin Odegaard to settle matters
Always leading by example, Odegaard has tried to be more vocal as Arsenal captain.
Against Palace, he was busy patrolling midfield, and he appears to be Arsenal’s designated penalty-taker having netted nonchalantly from the spot.
The Norwegian was instrumental last term, firing home 15 goals while also laying on seven assists.
There have been some question marks over Kai Havertz, and while the game may have come too soon for Gabriel Jesus, who is recovering from a knee injury, the goals have to come from somewhere.
To wrap things up, I have gone with Odegaard to score the first AND last goal for the Gunners, which is trading at an eye-catching 20/1 with William Hill.