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A Slight Case Of Fatigue Against Fulham

Robin van Persie has said Arsenal have suffered from fixture congestion recently and that was noticeable against Fulham even though we had chances to win.

Speaking to arsenal.com van Persie explained that so many games are par for the course when you are a big club, but said it felt worse than normal recently.

'Saturday's game was our third in seven days, and that's a lot of football. Recovery time between Wednesday and Saturday was our shortest for a while, it's not an excuse, but you do feel different than you would if you had an extra 24 hours. We still had our chances to win, but I think everyone sensed that there was a little bit of fatigue somewhere.'

Van Persie is also fair to City given they played only a few days ago, and adds he thinks that a bit more sense could be shown by the schedulers, especially when it comes to screening games.

'These are big games, screen everywhere on TV, and people expect everyone to be fit. At some point that's not realistic - if you're playing four games in nine days, you'll suffer in the end. Sometimes I feel the fixtures could be decided a little more sensibly.'

Well if we suffered against Fulham, let's hope Man City suffer against us!

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Writer: Arsenal Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 29 2011

Time: 5:02PM

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This directly contradicts what Wenger said about competition for places. If we had more than one capable player per position, we would have had the luxury of resting players. Unfortunately we dont.
Sajit
W.T.F Arsenal XI: Fabianski, Djourou, Koscielny, Miguel, Yennaris; Frimpong, Benayoun, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlaine, Young and Chamakh - Whats the point of naming a strong squad if you're going to play such a lineup. Yennaris - really? Guess Vermaelen is fatigued too! And Gervinho was rested for what? Disappointing.
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