Fulham can gun down Ar­se­nal in tight derby


The Racing Paper - - Football - by Mar­lon Ket­tle

THE Gun­ners are look­ing for their ninth win on the trot in all com­pe­ti­tions, but they may have used all their nine lives as Fulham can in­flict de­feat on the Gun­ners for the first time since the se­cond game of the sea­son.

The Cot­tagers need to find a way back to form and home wins are go­ing to be cru­cial if they are to sur­vive in the top flight.

Last week’s de­feat to Ever­ton was a wake-up call about be­ing clin­i­cal in front of goal and de­spite Alek­san­dar Mitro­vic’s fan­tas­tic start to the sea­son the other play­ers need to show a ruth­less streak too.

The qual­ity of the op­po­si­tion and it be­ing a London derby may well play into the Cot­tagers’ hands and they will raise their game in front of their home crowd.

Ar­se­nal’s good re­cent form has boosted the price of the home win which is 17/4 with sev­eral firms and well worth a punt. As with all der­bies, this will be a fre­netic game full of pas­sion.

With the home crowd be­hind them Slav­isa Jokanovic’s play­ers may well just find that ex­tra edge re­quired and Mitro­vic will likely bully the Ar­se­nal back­line into sub­mis­sion.

The big Serb has be­come a mas­sive hit since join­ing from New­cas­tle and oth­ers could ben­e­fit from his pres­ence so it’s well worth a look at the 13/2 on of­fer with Sky­bet for An­dre Schur­rle to score in the home win.

Even so, the at­tack­ing tal­ent Ar­se­nal pos­sess is hard to ig­nore.

With Alexan­dre La­cazette po­ten­tially their main striker here it’s worth a punt on the 22/19 with Uni­bet and 888sport for him to add to his tally.

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