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Premier League (EPL) 20 Apr 2013 Fulham 0 – Arsenal FC 1
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Premier League (EPL) 2 Jan 2012 Fulham 2 – Arsenal FC 1
Premier League (EPL) 26 Nov 2011 Arsenal FC 1 – Fulham 1
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Premier League (EPL) 22 May 2011 Fulham 2 – Arsenal FC 2
Fulham have won just three of their previous 24 Premier League games against the Gunners, but all three of these victories have come at Craven Cottage.
Arsenal won the most points from Premier League London derbies in 2012-13 (19).
Only against Manchester United (17) have Fulham lost more Premier League games than versus Arsenal (16).
There have been four red cards given in the last three Premier League meetings between Fulham and Arsenal (two each) at Craven Cottage. Giroud and Sidwell each received one in their last meeting.
The Gunners have been given more red cards in the Premier League since the start of 2012/13 than any other side (6), including Laurent Koscielny’s harsh dismissal in the opening game of this term.
The Whites attempted just one shot at goal (excluding blocked) in their opening day win over Sunderland, but this shot from Pajtim Kasami decided the game.
Olivier Giroud has now scored 12 goals in the Premier League for Arsenal, but just one of these has come away from home.
Darren Bent has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League games against Arsenal.
Arsenal have not lost their opening two matches of a Premier League season since 1992/93.
In 2012/13, Arsenal did not win in the league until their third game, after drawing the first two 0-0.
Fulham have never won their opening two matches of a Premier League season. The last time that they won their first two league games of a season was in 2000/01 in the second tier.
Fulham 1 Arsenal 2
Note: Stats from Opta