Arsenal’s lead at the top of the Premier League standings is back to five points after a dramatic finish last weekend. The Gunners will have a difficult task on the road this weekend, as Mikel Arteta’s side travels to Fulham.
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Arsenal’s dreams of a first Premier League title since 2004 remain alive with 12 matches of the season remaining. The Gunners sit five points clear of Manchester City at present, and could end the coming weekend with an eight-point cushion if results go their way. There isn’t a lot wrong with Arsenal’s recent form, as the Gunners have won their previous four in the Premier League.
There was relief around the Emirates last weekend, as the Gunners netted a 97th minute winner to steal maximum points from their match against Bournemouth. However, Mikel Arteta would have likely been concerned by his side’s start to that match, as they found themselves 2-0 down after the opening hour. But, it’s fair to say that it was a response of champions to claim maximum points.
Fulham come into this home fixture looking to end a run of two without a win. They have claimed just two victories over their last six matches, and they have dropped to seventh in the standings. However, they could move above Newcastle with a victory this weekend, if they are able to pick up maximum points against the Gunners.
Fulham were beaten in their most recent Premier League fixture by Brentford. The game was already effectively over in the 90th minute, but Carlos Vinicius added a late second for the Cottagers to make the scoreline appear closer than the game was. But, the Cottagers have been excellent at home throughout the season, and that could be a key trend ahead of this fixture.
Fulham vs Arsenal Head to Head
Arsenal has gone nine without a defeat against Fulham in the Premier League, with the last win for the Cottagers being recorded in January 2012. Since then, Arsenal has won on their previous four visits to Craven Cottage, including a 3-0 win in their most recent clash.
Fulham vs Arsenal Prediction
Fulham has been excellent throughout the season, but they were beginning to look slightly tired in their most recent match. Arsenal has the belief that they can win the league this term, and we could see their winning run being maintained on Sunday with a 3-1 scoreline.
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