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Arsenal vs Fulham: Match Preview and Probable Line-Up

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This has been a good week for us, with two successive victories in the past seven days. However, we need to be in the best of form to avoid a third straight home defeat today against Fulham. This has never ever happened before in the club’s history so let’s pray that the lads will not under-perform as they did at home in the month of November. Last month, we played five league matches at home, winning three away from home but losing the other two that were played at the Emirates.

Now that we have put November behind us, I am a little bit more optimistic about the result of this tie. Fulham has only one victory this season and a whole lot of draws (a characteristic of team managed by Mark Hughes). The Cottagers are also coming into this match with an Arsenal-like injury situation, missing at least 4 keys players in Dembele, Salcido, Senderos and Zamora. They have also not beaten Arsenal away from home for the past 30 odd years so it’s even more reason to be optimistic.

As for the Gunners, we are not missing any players other than the ones we already know in Fabregas, Diaby, Vermaelen and Almunia. Nasri and Squillaci who were rated doubtful for the match has been pronounced fit by the Boss and will likely take their place in the starting eleven. Chamakh will continue up-front as Van Persie is unlikely to start two matches in a row at the present moment.

With the cold front sweeping over England, there is a worry that the match will not go on. If it does, we would again have the opportunity to go to the top of the table if we can better whatever Chelsea does against Everton, as the Blackpool vs Manchester United’s game has been called of.

Probable Line-Up: Fabianski, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Song, Wilshere, Nasri, Arshavin, Walcott, Chamakh.

Submitted by The Arsenal Kid

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Arsenal Future Manager

    December 4, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Instead of Walcot on the right wing i wud rather we start Van Persie, or Rosicky den introduce Walcot in the 2nd half, but who knows he cud end up scoring if he start, but we cud introduce Walcot n Rosicky in the 2nd half for Van Persie n Arshavin so they cud rest if were winning, and Bendtner or Vela for Chamakh if were already winning.

  2. nikkogunners

    December 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

    the game provides good test ground for the Chamakh-RvP partnership. if Walcott plays for 30mins in place of Arshavin then we have a strong squad in the mix.

    your squad up here and with Wilshere coming 2nd half for Arshavin and RvP starting, Rosicky for Walcott and depending on the game one of the strikers gets to rest for the final 20 mins and Denilson comes in.

  3. Guchie

    December 4, 2010 at 11:47 am

    The midfield is ok,but wuld have prefer the 3 big boys to start together,RVP,Chamakh and Bendtner.2nd halt to see the introduction of Walcot and Vela.Methink Vela needs more playing time.

  4. Aliyu

    December 4, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I think nasri shud start from the right Arshavin from the left and rosicky in the middle, later on walcott can come in and add energy to the game.

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