Arsenal vs. Fulham: Complete Preview, Live Stream, Start Time and Schedule

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent INovember 20, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at Emirates Stadium on November 5, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Arsenal will look to win six straight Premier league games when they take on Fulham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last eight games in all competitions, and after starting off the season so terribly, they have a chance to be in the top four of the league table after next weekend.

Arsenal's resurgence can be credited to a few reasons, but none are more apparent than the world-class play of Dutch striker Robin van Persie.

Van Persie has scored 10 goals in his last five league games and is currently the best player in the world.

He is an unstoppable force that Fulham must contain if they want to earn a crucial win away from home.

Let's look at everything you need to know about this awesome Premier League matchup.


Where: Emirates Stadium, London, England

Watch: Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Deportes, ESPN UK

When: Saturday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 EST

Live Stream:


Player to watch for Arsenal: Robin van Persie

Robin van Persie has led the Arsenal charge from the bottom of the Premier League table to fifth place with a great run of unstoppable goal scoring.

He has 13 goals in 12 leagues games this season, which is three ahead of the Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko of Manchester City, who are in second place with 10 goals.


Player to watch for Fulham: Clint Dempsey

Clint Dempsey has been one of Fulham's better players over the last few seasons. He has scored three goals this season in the Premier League and is very good at creating quality scoring chances for his teammates.

Dempsey will need to be a dominating force on the pitch versus Arsenal for the Fulham attack to be effective and successful on Saturday.


Key Matchup: Robin van Persie vs. Fulham back four

Robin van Persie is unstoppable at the moment, and he is scoring multiple goals against weak teams like Norwich and top teams like Chelsea.

Fulham's back four must limit the Dutch striker's role in the attack or they will be dominated all game. RVP is the best player in the world right now and if he gets going on Saturday, then Fulham could struggle to keep him from accomplishing another hat trick.


What They're Saying

Van Persie said in an ESPN Soccernet article that his club can finish near the top of the Premier League table.

"Our aim is to finish in the top four. I'm confident we can achieve that."

After Saturday's Norwich win, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said the following:

"We have shown our mental strength again today,'' he said. "It's down to team attitude and confidence, as well. There is a good attitude and spirit in the squad."


Prediction: Arsenal wins 3-0

Fulham has only allowed 15 goals this season in the league, but have only been able to score 14. Without a real attacking threat, an improved Arsenal defense will have little trouble keeping a clean sheet.

Robin van Persie is firing on all cylinders right now and there is no one to stop him on Fulham, and they also will have struggles stopping van Persie's supply from midfielders Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.

Arsenal has too much firepower to not score three goals, and they will win their sixth straight league game against Fulham on Saturday.


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