Lucas Piazon returns to Fulham

Arsenal will be seeking to end 2017 on a high when they make the short trip to Crystal Palace in Premier League on Thursday.

Fulham have re-signed Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon on loan for the 2017-18 season.

The Brazilian scored six goals in 33 Fulham appearances in all competitions last term.

Piazon, 23, initially joined Fulham on loan last season until January, but the deal was extended until the end of the campaign as the Cottagers reached the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.

“The club is delighted to announce that Lucas Piazon has returned on a season-long loan from Chelsea for the 2017-18 campaign,” said a statement on the official Fulham website.

Piazon joined Chelsea from Sao Paulo in the summer of 2011, and in his first season at Stamford Bridge helped the Blues win the FA Youth Cup.