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  • Date:18 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,000
  • Cazorla (56) Cazorla (56)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Dimitar Berbatov.

94mins

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

94mins

The referee brings the game to a close.

94mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Mathieu Flamini.

93mins

Header at goal by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes over the frame of the goal.

93mins

Clearance made by Dan Burn.

91mins

Shot by Darren Bent went wide right of the post.

91mins

Wojciech Szczesny makes a clearance.

86mins

Scott Parker takes a shot and goes over the bar.

86mins

Pajtim Kasami joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Kacaniklic.

86mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Mesut Ozil.

82mins

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

81mins

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

75mins

Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal. Blocked by Mathieu Flamini.

75mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Kacaniklic.

75mins

Sascha Riether crosses the ball.

74mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot.

72mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

72mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot. Sascha Riether gets a block in.

72mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Lukas Podolski on for Serge Gnabry.

70mins

Scott Parker takes the free kick.

70mins

Laurent Koscielny challenges Dimitar Berbatov unfairly and gives away a free kick.

69mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

68mins

Ashkan Dejagah leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Bent.

66mins

Clearance by Kieran Richardson.

65mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

62mins

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

62mins

The ball is swung over by Nacho Monreal.

60mins

Clearance by Kieran Richardson.

57mins

Santi Cazorla scores with a right foot finish. Arsenal 1-0 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Jack Wilshere.

56mins

The ball is crossed by Santi Cazorla.

56mins

Serge Gnabry has an effort at goal. Parried by Maarten Stekelenburg back into danger.

56mins

Bacary Sagna takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Dan Burn.

56mins

Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla.

56mins

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded.

55mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Sascha Riether gets a block in.

54mins

Serge Gnabry takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the ball away.

53mins

Serge Gnabry crosses the ball.

51mins

Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.

50mins

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

48mins

Mathieu Flamini manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Header at goal by Dan Burn. Blocked by Olivier Giroud.

47mins

The second half has started.

47mins

The referee blows for half time.

47mins

Mathieu Flamini takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.

47mins

Free kick taken by Sascha Riether.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashkan Dejagah by Nacho Monreal.

46mins

Clearance by Dan Burn.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether.

46mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

44mins

Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Serge Gnabry has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

43mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

41mins

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

41mins

Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mesut Ozil on Clint Dempsey.

39mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick.

38mins

Santi Cazorla produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Dimitar Berbatov gets a block in.

37mins

Santi Cazorla fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick.

37mins

Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere.

36mins

Nacho Monreal restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Laurent Koscielny by Clint Dempsey results in a free kick.

31mins

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

26mins

Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal. A parry by Wojciech Szczesny prevents the goal.

26mins

Dimitar Berbatov produces a cross.

25mins

Alex Kacaniklic sends in a cross.

25mins

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

25mins

Centre by Ashkan Dejagah.

21mins

Olivier Giroud takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

21mins

Nacho Monreal crosses the ball.

20mins

Shot comes in from Mesut Ozil from the free kick. Scott Parker gets a block in.

19mins

Jack Wilshere fouled by Scott Parker, the ref awards a free kick.

17mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Mathieu Flamini makes a clearance.

13mins

Ashkan Dejagah decides to take a short corner.

12mins

Jack Wilshere fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick.

10mins

Santi Cazorla has an effort at goal. Scott Parker gets a block in.

7mins

Serge Gnabry takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the target.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Bacary Sagna.

5mins

Short corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line.

4mins

Mesut Ozil has an effort at goal. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

4mins

Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Clearance made by Mathieu Flamini.

2mins

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

2mins

Bacary Sagna sends in a cross.

The match begins.

Match Preview

Wenger ignores Man City hype Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his team to focus on their own strengths and not get carried away in the hype surrounding Manchester City as their Barclays Premier League title rivals look to chalk up 100 goals. Following the 5-0 demolition of Blackburn in their FA Cup third-round replay, City stand on the brink of a century in all competitions when they host relegation-battlers Cardiff on Saturday. Despite all of the plaudits coming the way of Manuel Pellegrini's free-scoring side, it is Arsenal who remain a point clear at the top of the table ahead of Saturday's match with Fulham after they won at Aston Villa on Monday night to move back above City and Chelsea. Wenger accepts while Arsenal may always be playing catch-up on City in terms of financial muscle, they can prove their own worth with consistency on the pitch with what would be a fifth straight league win against the struggling Cottagers. "In terms of their resources, no (we cannot compete) because they have unlimited resources. But with our resources available, we are ready to fight," said Wenger, who indicated he may have now made a decision on whether to extend his contract. "I think what is very interesting is what we want to do and how we want to play. Can we beat these teams? "It is even greater because they are top quality, which I acknowledge, but we want to beat them and therefore with our style, we need to get our resources out there in every game to have a chance to do it." Wenger added: "I always expect the best from our team. If you look at the last 12 months you will see that our form has been consistent, so let's go from strength to strength and develop our game." Wenger remains confident Arsenal can prove the bookmakers wrong and last the distance in the title race. "Let people make Man City or Chelsea the favourites, we can accept that," he said. "The reality is that on Saturday afternoon at 3pm, that is where you can perform and where we have an opportunity to convince people that we are serious about what we want to achieve." Wenger added: "We know that one of the targets in the second part of the season is for us to be strong at home and recently we have done that, so we want to continue that. "Tomorrow of course is a very important game, it is a derby, and because now we go into a part of the season where every game becomes massive." Czech midfielder Thomas Rosicky could play in a protective mask after surgery to correct a broken nose suffered when he was caught by a stray elbow from Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor, although full-back Nacho Monreal is a major doubt after twisting a ligament in his foot. Captain Thomas Vermaelen (knee) is also sidelined, along with midfield duo Arteta (calf) and Aaron Ramsey (thigh). Striker Nicklas Bendtner could return from his ankle injury in the FA Cup tie against Coventry next Friday night. Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen admits he has no idea what to expect from his team on Saturday. The Cottagers head across to north London on the back of their midweek 3-0 FA Cup third-round replay win over Norwich. However, Fulham will need to produce a much-improved display from the one they gave last time in the league when Meulensteen's men were thumped 4-1 at home by fellow relegation-battlers Sunderland. But he cannot guarantee what Fulham will be able to produce, accepting he is still learning about his team, who he compares to a new set of playing cards. "And that is the situation you get when you are thrown in and taking over at a club," said Meulensteen, "because you are playing a deck of cards that is not yours." The Dutchman has won four, drawn one and lost five of his 10 matches in charge since taking over from Martin Jol. "You look at it and you try to play the best hand in different situations and that is what I have done - I made nine changes against Norwich," Meulensteen said. "You are still trying to get to the situation where you say 'now I know which cards suit best'." Meulensteen has been impressed by the Gunners' consistency as they continue to stay just ahead of Manchester City in the championship race. "Arsenal have got a very good chance compared to the previous seasons, but Arsenal have got no secrets and they have had no secrets for the last eight years. They play as they play - they won't change. That is the way they are," said the former Manchester United coach. "For many seasons they have picked up the accolade of being the team that plays the most beautiful football. "You know what you are going to be up against - you are going to be up against a very good football team, some very good individuals, but there are no secrets." Meulensteen could retain Darren Bent in Fulham's starting XI after he scored against Norwich. Fernando Amorebieta is a doubt because of a knee problem but captain Brede Hangeland could make his first league start since October after returning from back surgery against Norwich.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4231Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Olivier Giroud
  • SUBS
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Ju-Young Park

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDWWWW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • LLWLWL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 24/08/2013
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 20/04/2013
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 10/11/2012
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 02/01/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 26/11/2011
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 22/05/2011

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 8
  • A Ramsey 8
  • T Walcott 5
  • M Ozil 4
  • L Podolski 3
  • J Wilshere 3
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • B Sagna 1
  • SG Cazorla 1
  • M Flamini 1
  • S Gnabry 1

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 5
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • D Berbatov 2
  • D Bent 2
  • P Senderos 1
  • K Richardson 1
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 22
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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