Fulham vs Arsenal Live Stream and Highlights
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Date: April 20, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM BST;
Venue: Craven Cottage — London.
Arsenal are in need of points as they continue top-four fight. Three points will allow the Gunners to leapfrog Chelsea and make bigger their advantage over Tottenham, while Martin Jol’s team is looking for a top-10 finish. Arsenal will do their best to get back to winning ways after a midweek draw with Everton.
Fulham stands 10th in the Premier League table with 40 points from 33 games, having 10 wins, 10 draws and 13 losses so far this season. The Cottagers are 9 points clear of the relegation zone. Their present form has seen 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats from last five games. Last five home matches the Cottagers have finished with 3 wins and 2 losses. Also, Fulham are undefeated in their last 4 games against Arsenal.
Arsenal stands 4th in the EPL table with 60 points from 33 games, winning 17, drawing 9 and losing 7 so far this season. The Gunners have a 2 point lead over 5th-placed Tottenham and are 1 point behind 3rd-placed Chelsea, but having played a game more. Their present form has seen 4 wins and 1 draw from last five games. Last five away matches the Gunners have finished with 1 loss and 4 wins.
Martin Jol will try to return to winning ways after 3-0 loss to Chelsea in midweek. Head coach can’t count on Damien Duff due to an abductor strain. So, Alexander Kacaniklic will play instead of him. Steve Sidwell could play from the first minutes after serving a three-match ban, while Emmanuel Frimpong is unable to face his parent club. Ashkan Dejagah has an ankle injury and is out for the rest of the season.
Arsene Wenger’s team is in need of three points after midweek’s 2-2 draw with Everton. The Gunners have an almost fully squad to chose from. Lukasz Fabianski remains sidelined with a cracked rib, so Wojciech Szczesny will return his place between the posts. Tomas Rosciky is hoping on a late fitness test.
Fulham line-up: Schwarzer, Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise, Ruiz, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kacaniklic, Petric, Berbatov.
Last three matches:
Fulham 0 – Chelsea FC 3;
Aston Villa 1 – Fulham 1;
Newcastle 1 – Fulham 0.
Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Arteta, Wislhere, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla.
Last three matches:
Arsenal 0 – Everton 0;
Arsenal 3 – Norwich City 1;
West Bromwich Albion 1 – Arsenal 2.