EMIRATES: Fulham will look to defy almost 110 years of history when they visit Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.
The two London clubs first met in an FA Cup tie in 1904, when Arsenal’s 3-2 victory set the tone for future meetings. In the 26 fixtures at Arsenal since then, Fulham have never won, suffering 21 defeats along the way.
Arsenal has had injury problems to contend with, too, and Theo Walcott, who has had surgery on his anterior cruciate knee ligament, will not play again this season. Walcott joins Mikel Arteta (calf), Nicklas Bendtner (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (thigh) and Thomas Vermaelen on the sidelines. Midfielder Tomas Rosicky had an operation on his broken nose and may play with the aid of a mask, while Nacho Monreal (foot) is, in the words of Wenger, “a big doubt”.
Arsenal and Fulham had played their last game on November 10, 2012 at same ground, which was draw between both teams by 3-3 goals.
Fabianski, Szczesny, Martinez, Viviano, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Sagna, Flamini, Cazorla, Diaby, Eisfeld, Flamini, Frimpong, Gnabry, Miyaichi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Rosicky, Wilshere, Yennaris, Zelalem, Bendtner, Giroud, Park, Podolski.
Etheridge, Stekelenburg, Stockdale, Amorebieta, Hangeland, Hughes, Riether, Riise, Senderos, Boateng, Dejagah, Duff, Frei, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Kasami, Parker, Richardson, Sidwell, Taarabt, Zverotic, Bent, Berbatov, Rodallega, Ruiz.
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