Arsene Wenger’s side have lost of their past 11 English Premier League games, & head in to the encounter at Craven Cottage in fourth place – point behind third-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.Fourth place would earn Arsenal a spot in the Champions League qualifiers, but they are under considerable pressure for that position, with fierce rivals Spurs breathing down their necks – points behind & with a game in hand.This could be entertaining. Arsenal currently feel like a Fiesta trying to plough its way through the winter mud. They have not got stuck yet – they have lost only one time in 12 after all but it’s often been a slog, of spinning wheels & lurching gains. The last wins have all come by aim, in the 70th, 87th & 60th minutes. Obviously it doesn’t matter when you score (as long as you do), but Arsenal have not had a comfortable game for a month – since the 4-0 win over Wigan on three December. Finally that takes its toll.Martin Jol’s Fulham, meanwhile, are in 10th place in the league, but are without a win in their past games – with a 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday in their last start.In their most recent match, Arsenal could only manage a 0-0 draw at home against Everton on Tuesday.The last time they played, the sides fought out a fabulous 3-3 draw at Emirates Stadium last November.
Olivier Giroud & Lukas Podolski put the Gunners 2-0 up in the early going, before a Dimitar Berbatov brace & an Alexander Kacaniklic aim had Fulham leading 3-2.This feels like a season of transition for Martin Jol’s side. It is hard to see them being dragged in to a relegation battle, but you’d be surprised to see them finish in the top half. A calm season of consolidation might be ideal, keeping the likes of Dembele & Hangeland below the parapet & offering the chance to build something a small more fascinating next summer.Giroud’s second aim leveled for Arsenal, & Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer was the hero when he saved Mikel Arteta’s late penalty.Both teams are in nice physical shape ahead of the match, with Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski hoping to have recovered from a rib injury in time to contend for choice.So as it stands Arsenal are fifth, a point behind Chelsea, who have played a game more, and behind Spurs, who have played a game less. Fulham stay 15th and could surge in to, er, 11th, with a victory this evening.
England Premier League
Date: 20 April 2013 | 20-04-2013
Time: 3:00 PM BST | 12:00 AM EST
It’s an aggressive XI from Jol, with Ruiz, Dembele, Zamora and Dempsey all beginning. The Cottagers to go for the jugular. Perhaps they’ll target Francois Coquelin, the midfielder who started the season as Wenger’s 23rd-choice left-back but carries on from where they left off against QPR in the Arsenal defense. Truck Persie, as expected, continues up front.Arsenal’s only confirmed absentee is Abou Diaby, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last month.Fulham will likely be without Damien Duff due to an adductor strain, Mahamadou Diarra is still battling a knee issue, but the home side will welcome back Steve Sidwell after his three-match suspension.
Fulham and Arsenal teams squads and expected probables lineups details list players information here.
Fulham Expected Probables Line-ups:
Stockdale, Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, J Riise, Dembele, Murphy, Sidwell, Ruiz, Zamora, Dempsey. Subs: Etheridge, Baird, Orlando Sa, Gecov, Duff, Hughes, Frei.
Arsenal Expected Probables Line-ups:
Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Coquelin, Song, Arteta, Walcott, Ramsey, Gervinho, van Persie. Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Squillaci, Arshavin, Chamakh, Benayoun,
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