The Cottagers chief was fairly pleased with the way his side played in the 2-1 defeat at the Emirates Stadium and therefore is unlikely to deviate too far away from the same side.
That would see goal scorer Diomansy Kamara again start up front as Andrew Johnson continues his return to full fitness.
Meanwhile former Sunderland star Dickson Etuhu is looking for Fulham to return to winning ways to pull clear of the Premier League drop zone.
The side sit outside the bottom three on goal difference from Wigan after going six games without a win, and Etuhu is aiming for three points against the Black Cats after the side’s recent upturn in performances.
“Fans are frustrated and so are we – but three wins and we’re right up there again,” Etuhu told the Fulham Chronicle.
“We’re getting stronger, and everyone has to remember we played Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal in the last month and it’s not been easy – but we’re looking forward to playing Sunderland.
“It’s a thin line between success and where we are, especially if you remember Chelsea have lost four and so have we. It’s the draws that have killed us so far.”
Premier League basement club West Brom squandered the lead as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Chesterfield boss Jack Lester felt his side were unlucky not to claim all three points after their 1-1 draw at Cheltenham.
New Swindon manager Phil Brown revelled in his side's victory at Cambridge in his first game in charge.
Graham Westley believed his side 'disintegrated' in the second half of their 2-0 loss against Wycombe.
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin praised his side's 'fighting spirit' after they came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Stevenage at Vale Park.
Garry Monk had every reason to have a wide smile on his face after guiding Birmingham to a vital 3-0 Championship home win over below-par Hull.