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Fulham - Arsenal Preview: Arsene Wenger's Side Aiming For Win That Could See Them Leapfrog Manchester City Into Third Place

Fulham - Arsenal Preview: Arsene Wenger's Side Aiming For Win That Could See Them Leapfrog Manchester City Into Third Place

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Gunners looking to halt end of season capitulation, with a win possibly seeing them avoid the Champions League qualification stage as Fulham seek to cement top-half finish


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PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Fulham (4-4-2): Schwarzer; Senderos, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido; Sidwell, Murphy,  Dempsey, Greening; Zamora, Johnson.
Mark Hughes will be sweating over the availability of Sean Davis and Bobby Zamora, with the duo set to complete late fitness tests before the game.

Meanwhile, Chris Baird is definitely out, serving a two-game suspension for foul language towards an official. Damien Duff’s continued absence is more than likely to be filled by Jonathan Greening.
Arsenal (4-3-3): Szczesny; Sagna, Vermaelen, Squillaci, Gibbs; Song, Wilshere, Ramsey; Walcott, Arshavin, Van Persie.
Thomas Vermaelen continues his comeback trail, completing a back-four line-up that was dismantled by Aston Villa in 15 minutes last week.

In fact, Arsene Wenger will more than likely keep faith with the same XI from last week, as Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas look as if their period on the sidelines will stretch into the summer. Andrey Arshavin could count himself lucky to start after a dismal end of season run-in.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Not one of Fulham's home Premier League games against Arsenal has ended in a draw.
  • The Cottagers have failed to score in six of their last eight home Premier League games against the Gunners.
  • Arsenal have scored exactly four goals in the ultimate game of their Premier League campaign in three of the last five seasons.
  • Arsenal have only ever drawn one of their 18 games on the final day of the Premier League season.
  • 30% of Fulham's goals this season have come from headers - the highest proportion in the league.
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Available Squads
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
18Aaron HughesDefender
14Philippe SenderosDefender
-Brede HangelandDefender
17Matthew BriggsDefender
4Steve SidwellMidfielder
13Danny MurphyMidfielder
27Jonathan GreeningMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
8Andy JohnsonStriker
25B. ZamoraStriker
-David StockdaleGoalkeeper
3C. SalcidoDefender
11Zoltán GeraMidfielder
20Dickson EtuhuMidfielder
44Gäel KakutaMidfielder
29Simon DaviesMidfielder
7Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen Striker
1Wojciech SzczesnyGoalkeeper
3Bacary SagnaDefender
5Johan DjourouDefender
23Thomas VermaelenDefender
28Kieran GibbsDefender
16Aaron RamseyMidfielder
10Jack WilshereMidfielder
24A. DiabyMidfielder
8Samir NasriMidfielder
29Marouane ChamakhStriker
20Robin van PersieStriker
1Jens LehmannGoalkeeper
18Sébastien SquillaciDefender
27Emmanuel EboueDefender
48MiquelDefender
15DenilsonMidfielder
10Andrey ArshavinMidfielder
14Theo WalcottStriker
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Brede Hangeland
Brede Hangeland
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Squad Number: 5
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Andrey Arshavin
Andrey Arshavin
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0

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