Fulham 1 - 3 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at Craven Cottage

Date: 24/08/2013 KO: 12:45 Ref: H Webb Att: 25,622

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Darren Bent 77



Olivier Giroud 14
Lukas Podolski 41,68

FT (ht: 0-2)

  • Last Updated: August 23 2013, 14:53 BST

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is suspended for the Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham.

Arsenal without banned Koscielny

Koscielny sustained a head wound during Wednesday night's Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce, making him a doubt for the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

Defender Thomas Vermaelen (back), midfielder Abou Diaby (knee), midfielder Mikel Arteta (thigh) and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) are continuing their rehabilitation.

Midfielder Scott Parker could go straight into the Fulham side for the Barclays Premier League match against Arsenal after his move from Tottenham.

However, both goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (shoulder) and Kieran Richardson (hamstring) miss out, the defender likely to sidelined for a month.

Striker Darren Bent, on loan from Aston Villa, is pressing for a start after being on the bench in the 1-0 opening-day win at Sunderland, and midfielder Alex Kacaniklic is available again following a hamstring problem, but summer signing Fernando Amorebieta, the Venezuela defender, is not yet match fit.


Fulham (from): Stockdale, Briggs, Riise, Hangeland, Riether, Hughes, Sidwell, Parker, Duff, Taarabt, Boateng, Karagounis, Kasami, Berbatov, Etheridge, Bent, Ruiz, Bent, Rodallega, Senderos, Kacaniklic.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Walcott, Giroud, Fabianski, Podolski, Monreal, Sanogo, Frimpong, Gnarby, Jenkinson.

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