Arsenal v Fulham FC: Starting Teams

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Updated: January 18, 2014
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We have the starting teams from the Emirates Stadium as table topper Arsenal welcome Fulham FC.

Head-to-head

  • Arsenal have never lost at home to Fulham in any competition spanning 110 years (W22, D5).
  • However, Fulham earned a Premier League draw at the Emirates Stadium on each of their last two visits.

Arsenal

  • The Gunners are unbeaten in their subsequent nine home league matches since an opening-day defeat by Aston Villa, dropping just four points and conceding only three goals.
  • They have the joint best defensive record in the division, conceding 19 goals in 21 matches and keeping nine clean sheets.
  • Arsenal’s total of 48 points after 21 matches is their highest since 2007-08 (50 points). They finished in third place that season.
  • No team has scored the first goal in more Premier League games this season than Arsenal (16).
  • Olivier Giroud has scored the opening goal on a league-high six occasions this season.

Fulham

  • Fulham have lost 14 of their first 21 top-flight matches in a season for the first time in their history.
  • They have conceded 46 league goals – 11 more than any other side in the division – and kept the fewest clean sheets (3).
  • The west London side have let in four goals or more in four of their last six league fixtures.
  • Steve Sidwell’s goal against Sunderland last weekend was Fulham’s seventh from a corner this season; a record matched only by Manchester City.
  • Darren Bent has scored seven goals in 11 Premier League appearances against Arsenal.

Team News:

Arsenal - Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Gnabry, Ozil, Giroud
Fulham FC - Stekelenburg; Riether, Burn, Hangeland, Richardson; Dejagah, Sidwell, Parker, Kacaniklic; Dempsey, Berbatov.

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