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Fulham v Arsenal: Match Preview

Well at least one Arsenal team won something, right?
Well at least one Arsenal team won something, right?

Kickoff: Sunday, May 22, 11 AM EDT
Craven Cottage, Hammersmith and Fulham SW6 6HH, The Thames,
TV Coverage: Fox Soccer Channel (at 5 PM EST), foxsoccer.tv (subscribers only)
SBN Fulham coverage: Cottagers Confidential

Arsenal close out their campaign away to Fulham on Sunday afternoon. With the title and Champions League places decided, the more exciting games are at the bottom of the title, but Arsenal can regain third if they win and Manchester City lose or draw away to Bolton. However, whatever City do, it would be nice if Arsenal could win.

The injury news isn't great. Cesc Fabregas is definitely out, while Samir Nasri, Abou Diaby and Gael Clichy face late fitness tests. Tomas Rosicky wasn't mentioned, so he is probably out, while Johan Djourou and Laurent Koscielny are both unknowns for tomorrows trip.

With Denilson definitely leaving and Andrey Arshavin possibly leaving, I wouldn't be surprised if they were left out.

Henri Lansbury, however, could be available as he has returned from loan. Perhaps he'll get a start to replace the tired Jack Wilshere.

Fulham have been in good form recently, and are up to 8th. Mark Hughes has kept the organisation of Roy Hodgson's era, and have added some attacking flair. It helps that Bobby Zamorra is back, along with England's (!) Andrew Johnson.

Predicted team: Szczesny, Sagna, Djourou, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Song, Lansbury; Walcott, Ramsey, Bendtner; van Persie

Subs: Lehmann, Eboue, Squillaci, Henderson, Wilshere, Chamakh, Arshavin

Predicted score: Fulham 2-4 Arsenal (Bendtner hattrick)