Should Arsenal start Gabriel and Saliba vs Fulham?

You have to think that Arsenal’s long term plan will be to have a partnership of Gabriel and Saliba in the centre of defence, so it does make you wonder if Arteta should just bit the bullet and go straight in with that combination?

On paper it looks like the perfect match as they provide natural balance with a left and a right footed player, they are aggressive in the air, good on the ball and have the pace to deal with most threats and play a higher line.

The likes of Pablo Mari, Mustafi and Holding will also be pushing for a start and he could also line up with a back three to ensure the unit is more secure, but the door is open to just jump in and start Gabriel and Saliba.