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Teams News: Fulham vs Arsenal

As Arsenal undertake their first football match of 2012, it`s a trip to Fulham`s Craven Cottage that stands between us, and three points.

With only 1 defeat in our last 13 league matches we`re still on a bit of a roll despite a disappointing result against Wolves the day after Boxing day, however injuries are starting to take their toll along the back line.

Thomas Vermaelen is the latest victim as Francis Coquelin comes in to make up the numbers at the back accompanying Bacary Sagna, Carl Jenkinson, Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs in the physio room.

Andre Arshavin`s beautiful assists for the winner against QPR wasn`t enough to keep him in the side as he Russian makes way for Gervinho.

• 12 Stockdale
• 02 Kelly
• 03 JA Riise
• 05 Hangeland
• 14 Senderos
• 04 Sidwell
• 13 Murphy
• 23 Dempsey
• 11 Ruiz
• 25 Zamora
• 30 Dembele

• 38 Etheridge
• 06 Baird
• 18 Hughes
• 15 Gecov
• 16 Duff
• 21 Frei
• 09 Sa

• 13 Szczesny
• 04 Mertesacker
• 06 Koscielny
• 20 Djourou
• 08 Arteta
• 14 Walcott
• 16 Ramsey
• 17 Song
• 39 Coquelin
• 10 Van Persie
• 27 Gervinho

• 01 Almunia
• 18 Squillaci
• 49 Miquel
• 07 Rosicky
• 23 Arshavin
• 30 Benayoun
• 29 Chamakh

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Date:Monday January 2 2012
Time: 5:18PM


Pretty even game.. Very tense.
02/01/2012 18:06:00
Need to be more clinical in the final third, as ever.
02/01/2012 18:23:00
You have to ask. Does Walcott know who he's trying to pass to half the time he tries a cross? Frustrating player.
Wyn Mills
02/01/2012 18:45:00
Need more fight in midfield. Were not competing for the loose ball anymore. As for the sending off, what a joke. Lee Probert has been Fulham's 12th man.
Wyn Mills
02/01/2012 19:07:00
The ref killed us.
02/01/2012 19:21:00
dont blame the ref! we didn't show up 2nd half at all!
e dubbz
02/01/2012 19:23:00
I could see this result coming a mile off. Too much reliance on RvP. The rest of the forward players not producing enough quality where it counts. Song has also really gone of the boil. He was becoming a leader, but seems to have regressed in the last few games. That is why I don't think we'll finish top 4 this season. Awful.
02/01/2012 19:23:00
We played ***** second half but I think we could of scraped it. The ref put the nails in the coffin.
02/01/2012 19:27:00
Nobody to blame but our players and our manager.
02/01/2012 19:27:00
We love Mrtin Jol, We love Martin Jol hhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa
spu 4 life
02/01/2012 19:28:00
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