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Arsenal fans think Mikel Arteta has dropped a big hint on his starting line-up for Fulham

Arsenal kick-start their Premier League season with the short trip across London to face Fulham on Saturday.

The Gunners will be hoping to make a winning start to their campaign, with Mikel Arteta looking to build upon the momentum of winning the FA Cup at the end of last season, and then the Community Shield against Liverpool several weeks ago.

Arteta’s side have been in pre-season mode for several weeks with warm-up games against MK Dons and Aston Villa to help the Gunners regain match sharpness.

The Villa match at the Emirates ended in a 3-2 defeat, but saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang net a brace to carry on where he left off against Jurgen Klopp’s side at Wembley.

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Summer signings  Willian  and  Dani Ceballos  also made appearances, with Ceballos playing less than 24 hours after signing another season-long loan with the club. Nicolas Pepe was also in action, after missing the Community Shield clash entirely.

With the match against Fulham fast approaching, some Arsenal supporters took to social media to speculate on Arteta’s line-up for the game at Craven Cottage – based on the clips of the Villa friendly.

Fans posted a video of Aubameyang’s first goal on Reddit, but it was Arsenal’s formation during the game which caught the attention of many.

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They believe Arteta is ready to switch to a 4-2-3-1, with Aubameyang playing off the left as he has done in recent months, with Willian occupying the number 10 role and Pepe on the right.

One supporter wrote: “From some serious examination, it looks to me like that is a front 4 of Auba, Laca, Pepe with Willian central.

“Would have to mean 4 at the back is on the cards, and might explain why everything was kept under wraps.”

Another posted: “So excited with a front 4 of Auba, Laca, Pepe and Willian as 10.

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