HERE COME THE TEAMS!
It’s a bright, spring afternoon in north London as the Arsenal players stroll out on to the Emirates pitch. Hector Bellerin is back to lead the Gunners out so it’s Thursday’s hero, Alexandre Lacazette, at the back of the line. The French forward touches the turf for luck as he crosses the line.
The Fulham players are already out and waiting, lined-up for the pre-match formalities and focused. Lyon loanee Joachim Andersen captains the visitors again in what is likely to be one of his last six matches for the club.
After the fist bumps and coin toss, there is a minute’s silence observed in memory of the Duke of Edinburgh.