Team news for Fulham vs. Arsenal: Balogun, Tomiyasu, Ream, Mitrovic

For a London derby that features many American plotlines, Fulham travels to Arsenal. You are aware of the Cottagers’ “Full of Americans” joke, after all. Firstly, it’s a matchup between two clubs with American ownership: Fulham, led by Shahid Khan, the most well-known University of Illinois alumnus in sports business, vs. the Missouri-based, Kroenke Sports Entertainment empire, which is in charge of Arsenal.

Folarin Balogun, a striker for the United States Men’s National Team, will sit out this match as Arsenal tries to offload him before the transfer window closes.

Fulham will play Arsenal.

On Saturday. Emirates Stadium, London, UK, August 26, 3 p.m.

Team news and projected starting XI are included in the Arsenal preview content.

The Premier League’s Transatlantic Passage Redefined Soccer in America: LINK.

Google Result Probability: Arsenal 79%; Fulham 8%; Draw 18%.

Arsenal WW, 6 points, third in the Premier League; Luton Town LW, 3 points, thirteenth.

The North London club wants to surpass their current club record for a single transfer sale, which is why it is taking so long to complete. Though AS Monaco are reportedly the favorites to sign him, Balogun prefers Chelsea, as we covered in more detail here.

Arsenal plans to raise the price if he really does cross London to the south. Will see.

News from the rest of the teams on both sides.

Albert Sambi Lokonga is also skipping this game for Arsenal because he needs to find a new club before the transfer deadline. As they recover from their knee surgeries, Jurrien Timber, Gabriel Jesus, and Mohamed Elneny all continue to be sidelined with injuries.

Takehiro Tomiyasu received two yellow cards his previous outing, earning him a suspension for this game. Moving on to the guests, legendary team captain and star player Aleksandar Mitrovic has now finalized his transfer to the Saudi Pro League.

Tim Ream, the new captain of Fulham, is also suspended because he received a red card in the previous game, which is just one more theme involving Americans.

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