Fulham looking to end 11-year winless run against Arsenal

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Fulham looking to end 11-year winless run against Arsenal

Fulham will try to end an 11-year winless spell once they play host to Premier League leaders Arsenal on Sunday.

Marco Silva‘s facet are at the moment focusing on European soccer after choosing up 39 factors from their 26 league video games.

The West London facet head into Sunday’s encounter in eighth place with three factors separating them from Liverpool, who’re at the moment residing in fifth place.

After having fun with a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions, the Cottagers have been introduced again down to earth by Brentford final weekend.

Objectives from Manor Solomon and Carlos Vinicius couldn’t forestall Fulham from falling to a 3-2 defeat away to their West London rivals.

Fulham manager Marco Silva before the match on January 12, 2023.

Fulham might be looking to return to successful methods against the Gunners, however their latest head-to-head report suggests that could be simpler stated than finished.

Since claiming a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in January 2012, Fulham have gone 9 conferences with out choosing up a victory.

Seven of these 9 matches have led to defeat, together with the reverse fixture in August when Arsenal got here from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 on the Emirates Stadium.

Aleksandar Mitrovic gave his facet the lead within the 56th minute, however the Gunners rapidly equalised by means of Martin Odegaard earlier than Gabriel Magalhaes snatched all three factors with an 86th-minute winner.

Whereas the hosts might be determined to end their 11-year await a Premier League win over the Gunners, they might be content material with choosing up a degree, having misplaced their final 4 residence conferences.

Manor Solomon celebrates scoring for Fulham against Brentford on March 6, 2023.

Hopes of a victory may additionally be dampened by the truth that the Cottagers have misplaced 16 of their final 18 league video games against groups that began the day prime of the desk.

Nevertheless, they will no less than take confidence from their latest kind at Craven Cottage, having prevented defeat of their final 4 aggressive residence matches.

If Fulham are to bother Mikel Arteta‘s expenses then they might look to Solomon, who has been in spectacular kind in latest weeks.

The 23-year-old has scored in every of his final 5 appearances throughout all competitions, with 4 of these objectives happening within the Premier League.