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E. Nketiah
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A. Areola
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B. De Cordova-Reid
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J. Maja
Penalty Goal
0 - 1
J. Andersen
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Shots On Target 5 1
Total Passes 633 286
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A point sees Fulham remain 18th and they are six points behind Burnley, who play later today and they’ll be hoping that the Clarets are beaten by Manchester United. Next up for Fulham is a trip to Chelsea. Meanwhile Arsenal remain ninth and they face Everton next time out. However, they may be without Lacazette, who limped off with an injury today.
Arsenal salvage a point at home against Fulham, with a late equaliser from Nketiah making it 1-1. The hosts dominated much of the game and they had a goal ruled out by VAR at the end of the first half. However, after Gabriel fouled Lemina in the box and VAR confirmed the spot-kick, Maja smashed it high into the back of the net. Arsenal pressed forward in search of an equaliser and it looked like Fulham would secure the win, but Nketiah popped up in the 97th minute to share the points.
90' + 8' VAR take a look at the goal and Holding is in an offside position as the shot is fired towards goal, but he doesn't touch the ball and therefore the goal is allowed to stand. Nketiah is clearly onside, so there is no issue with that.
E. Nketiah
90' + 7' GOOOAAALLL! Arsenal have equalised in stoppage time and it’s 1-1! Nketiah taps it home from just a couple of yards out! It comes from a corner, which Ryan flicks on and it is then picked up by Ceballos, who drills an effort towards goal, which Areola superbly saves. However, he can only push it straight into the path of Nketiah, who fires it into the back of the net. VAR are going to take a look to make sure.
90' + 5' Blocked! Another terrific piece of defending by Fulham, this time from Reed to deny Nketiah as his shot looked to be heading into the far corner of the net.
90' + 4' Arsenal have won a lot of corners today, but they just haven't been able to test Fulham from them and the visitors are clearing the danger well.
90' + 2' Fulham have everyone back behind the ball now, they are sitting deep, trying to make sure that they don't leave any gaps in their defence for Arsenal to exploit.
90' There will be a minimum of SEVEN minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
90' SAVE! Lovely skill by Martinelli to work the space inside the box for a shot at goal, as he sneaks down the left and he fires an effort at goal from a tight angle. However, it is too close to Areola, who makes a good save.
A. Areola
Yellow Card
89' Areola is booked late on for timewasting.
88' Arsenal are throwing everyone forward now in search of a late equaliser. Saka does well down the right wing, cuts inside and then tries to curl the ball into the top left corner of the net. However, it flies just wide of the post.
86' Prior to this game Fulham had lost each of their last six Premier League meetings with Arsenal, conceding 18 goals and scoring just three in reply.
J. Bryan
Ivan Cavaleiro
84' Third and final Fulham substitution now, with Cavaleiro replaced by Bryan.
83' Areola is receiving some treatment now, it looks like a foot injury. The keeper doesn't look in much pain and he is perhaps running the clock down, with not long left to play.
81' Good block! Andersen reads the ball really well as a low cross is whipped into the box from the right wing and the defender clears the danger, as Martinelli was lurking just behind him.
79' Fulham are starting to take their time with any set pieces and throw-ins, just running down the clock. Loftus-Cheek is currently playing as a deep striker, now Maja has come off.
R. Loftus-Cheek
J. Maja
77' Another Fulham change now and it is Maja who is coming off and he's replaced by Loftus-Cheek.
75' There is only 15 minutes, plus any additional stoppage time left to play here. Can Fulham hold on and clinch three vital points?
73' Arsenal have lost 10 of their 15 Premier League games this season when conceding first (W3 D2).
71' SAVE! So close for Arsenal! Martinelli races in behind and beats Areola to the ball, before turning and chipping it back towards the far post, where it is met by Pepe, but his header is superbly saved by Areola and Fulham then clear the danger.
E. Nketiah
A. Lacazette
70' Lacazette is limping off the pitch, he looks very disappointed and he is replaced by Nketiah.
69' Big problem now for Arsenal, with Lacazette down with an injury and it doesn't look like he is going to be able to continue. This is a major blow for the Gunners.
H. Reed
A. Lookman
69' Fulham have also made a change, with Lookman replaced by Reed.
N. Pépé
68' The other change sees Bellerin come off and he has handed the captains armband to Lacazette, as he is replaced by Pepe.
T. Partey
Mohamed Elneny
68' Arsenal make a double substitution, the first sees Elneny head off the pitch and he has been replaced by Partey.
67' Not too far way! Bellerin rises high in the box and powers a header towards the top right corner of the net, but it flies just wide of the post. Very close!
65' Into the wall! Lacazette steps up to take a free-kick on the edge of the box, but he doesn't get enough height on it and it flies into the Fulham wall.
64' Arsenal have an excellent shooting opportunity now, after Lemina fouls Lacazette and it hands the hosts a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area. Lacazette is going to take it.
63' This goal for Fulham could be huge in their bid to avoid the drop, they now have something to hold onto. Can they see the game out?
B. De Cordova-Reid
Yellow Card
61' Reid is booked after his late challenge on Ceballos in the middle of the pitch.
J. Maja
Penalty Goal
59' GOOOAAALLL! Maja converts from the penalty spot and sends Fulham 1-0 up! Lemina won the penalty after he is caught by Gabriel, who flicked out a leg. There was a lengthy VAR review to check the decision, including a possible offside in the build-up, but the penalty was allowed to stand. Maja stepped up to take it and he smashed it high into the back of the net.
59' PENALTY STANDS! VAR conclude that Aina was onside and therefore agree with the decision on the pitch by the referee and Fulham have the opportunity from the penalty spot.
58' VAR are taking a long look at the footage as well, as there is a possible offside against Aina in the build-up and it looks very tight.
57' FULHAM PENALTY! The referee took a long time to make his decision, but he points to the spot and Fulham have a penalty. Aina races into the box and can't quite reach the ball, but Lemina then picks it up and Gabriel dives in, sticking out a leg and Lemina goes down. It looks like the defender just caught the toe of the Fulham man.
55' OFF THE POST! Saka races down the right wing, he sprints past Robinson and tries to whip a cross into the box, but he doesn't strike it cleanly and instead it flies towards goal, clipping the outside of the post.
54' Xhaka is back up on his feet and he doesn't look particularly comfortable, but he is going to try and run it off. Cedric is warming up on the sidelines just in case.
52' Stoppage in play here as Xhaka requires some treatment, after Reid slips as he goes to make a challenge and the two players clatter into each other. Xhaka has come off worst and the medical team are on the pitch.
J. Andersen
Yellow Card
50' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Andersen, after the Fulham skipper dived into a challenge with Xhaka and caught the Arsenal man. Poor challenge.
48' Fulham have settled into the second half much better then they did the first, they are currently enjoying a good spell of possession in midfield, but Arsenal are pressing high and are not allowing them into their half.
46' Not too far away! Excellent start to the second half by Arsenal, they race up the pitch and the ball is played to Lacazette, who fires an effort towards goal from 20 yards, but he drags it just wide.
46' The second half is under way!
Arsenal look the more likely to score first, if they can increase the tempo and start putting Fulham under more pressure at the back, then surely the goal will come. The visitors are still very much in the contest and three points are vital in their bid to beat the drop.
It's level at the break between Arsenal and Fulham, with the Gunners having a late goal chalked off by VAR for offside, after it looked like Ceballos had fired them ahead with a header. Martinelli has had a couple of opportunities for the hosts, firing just wide within the first minute and then forcing an excellent save from Areola later on. Meanwhile Fulham grew into the game and Maja's deflected shot almost sneaked into the bottom corner, but that's as close as they came.
45' + 1' ALMOST! Xhaka finds Lacazette, who plays a throughball to Smith Rowe and he sneaks in behind the Fulham defence, before attempting to chip the ball over Areola. However, the flag goes up for offside.
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
43' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?
41' NO GOAL! The Arsenal goal has been ruled out as Saka was offside in the build-up to the goal, the replay shows his foot was slightly ahead of the last Fulham defender. It was very close, but Fulham will be relieved. It remains 0-0.
40' VAR are taking a long look at this Arsenal goal, they are reviewing the footage of the initial cross into the box from Martinelli and it looks like Saka may be slightly offside. It is very tight.
40' GOAL! Arsenal take the lead, Ceballos fires them 1-0 ahead! They work it superbly down the left wing, with Martinelli whipping it into the box, which Lacazette brings down, lays it to Saka, who flicks out to Bellerin. The right-back then delivers a lovely, chipped cross, which is met by the head of Ceballos and the midfielder powers it into the far corner of the net. Excellent finish. However, it looks like VAR are going to take a look at a possible offside in the build-up.
38' Fulham have lost each of their last four Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 17 in the competition (W3 D10 L4).
36' Arsenal are still missing a couple of key players, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard missing out again, as they recover from illness and an ankle injury respectively.
34' Lacazette has been fairly quiet so far for Arsenal, the striker was terrific in midweek against Slavia Prague, scoring two goals in their Europa League victory.
32' You can see the confidence starting to build in the Fulham players now, they've done well to stay level and Arsenal are no longer seeing as much of the ball in midfield.
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between Arsenal and Fulham. The Gunners have gone the closest, with Martinelli having two excellent chances. Meanwile Maja saw his deflected shot fly narrowly past the post at the other end.
28' One area that Fulham may wish to try and exploit is the left-back position, that is occupied by Xhaka, after an injury to Tierney, so the midfielder is deputising.
26' Saka does well down the right wing and gets to the byline, before trying to whip a cross into the penalty area, which is blocked by Tosin. The defender had his arms raised, but luckily for him it strikes his back. No real penalty appeals from the Arsenal players.
25' Arsenal have lost just one of their last 42 home league games against sides in the relegation zone (W39 D2), though it was in their last such match against Burnley back in December (0-1).
23' Arsenal just need to pick up the pace again, they've dropped off in the last few minutes and this has allowed Fulham to grow into the game and they almost scored.
21' CLOSE! Reid picks up the ball on the edge of the box, holds off his marker and fires a low effort towards goal. However, it takes a deflection, which fortunately for Fulham, lands straight at the feet of Maja. The striker turns and drills a low shot at goal, but this is also deflected, this time by Holding and it almost sneaks in the bottom left corner of the net. Ryan was scrambling back across his goal.
19' Fulham are playing a lot of sideways and backwards passes, not much going forward, unless they play a long ball over the top and see what happens.
17' The visitors don't look particularly comfortable on the ball at the back, they are trying to play it out, but Arsenal are playing a good high press, which is keeping them penned back.
15' Fulham have a tough run of games coming up after this fixture and with only five games left to play, they are running out of time to remain in the Premier League.
13' It looks like Fulham are going to try and counter quickly when they do get on the ball and catch Arsenal at the back. However, they are yet to get anywhere near the final third so far.
11' Arsenal have never lost at home against Fulham in 29 previous meetings (W24 D5), more than they’ve faced any other side at home without defeat in all competitions.
9' Smith Rowe has been very lively for Arsenal so far, constantly trying to get on the ball and link up play to the attackers. He was a surprise inclusion today, after a good performance in midweek following his return from injury.
7' SAVE! Lovely move down the right wing, after a couple of quick passes by Saka and Smith Rowe, the ball breaks fortunately for the latter, who races into the box and then pulls it back from the byline for a team-mate to meet. Martinelli manages to fire an effort towards goal, but Areola makes a brilliant save, pushing it out wide.
5' Fulham have hardly touched the ball in the opening five minutes of the game, they are penned inside their own half. However, they will be happy for the scoreline to remain goalless as long as possible.
3' It is all Arsenal at the moment, they are keeping the ball well, with Fulham sitting deep and soaking up the early pressure.
1' CLOSE!  Bright start here by Arsenal and they almost take the lead within the first minute! Lacazette chips the ball over the top of the Fulham defence for Martinelli to chase and he just gets to it ahead of Areola and flicks it towards the far corner of the net. However, it flies just inches wide of the post.
1' We're under way!
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Scott Parker has also made five changes to their starting XI, with Kongolo, Tete, Reed, Loftus-Cheek and Mitrovic all missing out and they have been replaced by Adarabioyo, Cavaleiro, Anguissa, Lookman and Maja.
Mikel Arteta has made five changes to team that beat Slavia Prague in midweek, with Ryan, Bellerin, Gabriel, Elneny and Martinelli all coming into the side and they have been replaced by Leno, Chambers, Mari, Partey and Pepe.
FULHAM SUBS: Fabri, Michael Hector, Tim Ream, Denis Odoi, Joe Bryan, Harrison Reed, Josh Onomah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Aleksandar Mitrovic.
FULHAM (4-4-2): Alphonse Areola; Ola Aina, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo, Antonee Robinson; Ivan Cavaleiro, Andre-Frank Anguissa, Mario Lemina, Ademola Lookman; Bobby De Decordova-Reid, Josh Maja.
ARSENAL SUBS: Bernd Leno, Cedric Soares, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari, Thomas Partey, Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Mat Ryan; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Gabriel, Granit Xhaka; Mohamed Elneny, Dani Ceballos; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli; Alexandre Lacazette
Meanwhile Fulham are in the midst of a relegation battle and games are starting to run out for them. They are currently 18th after four consecutive defeats, which leaves them seven points behind Burnley in 17th and Brighton in 16th. However, both those teams have a game in hand. 
It has been an excellent week for Arsenal, after a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United last Sunday to move up to ninth in the Premier League, was followed up with a 4-0 win against Slavia Prague, to book their place in the Europa League semi-finals.
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