Fulham vs Arsenal: Van Persie to continue scoring into 2012

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Two goals should be enough to secure Arsenal a victory over Fulham and with Robin Van Persie out to continue scoring in 2012, they should have little trouble seeing off their London rivals.

Van Persie ended 2011 with 35 goals across the calendar year, with Fulham representing his fist opposition in 2012.

The Dutchman is 3/1 to open the scoring against Fulham and has scored on his last two visits to Craven Cottage.

If Van Persie does strike, Arsenal must certainly be backed to avoid defeat.

In Fulham’s 21 previous Premier League clashes with Arsenal, they have only managed to score more than once on a single occasion.

Meanwhile, Fulham have only scored more than once in one of their last eight top-flight fixtures this season, when beating relegation-threatened Bolton.

Therefore, although Arsenal failed to beat Fulham at home, they should be able to collect their first away London victory of the season, having previously lost on their short trip to Tottenham.]

Arsenal’s odds are 4/5 to beat Fulham, which would keep them firmly in contention for a top-four spot.

Fulham’s home form is not the worst as they have already held Manchester City at Craven Cottage and defeated Liverpool.

It is 11/4 that Fulham also beat Liverpool and 23/10 that the draw from the Emirates in November is repeated.

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Craig Kemp

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