Fulham responded to a 5-2 home thumping at the hands of Liverpool with an impressive victory at Birmingham last weekend.
So what sort of Fulham side can Arsenal expect to face on Sunday in their final Premier League fixture of the season?
We spoke to Paul Warburton of the Kensington and Chelsea News to get a Fulham perspective on the game.
The 5-2 defeat to Liverpool came completely out of the blue because Fulham are strong at home. Craven Cottage has been good to them and they have mastered the technique of getting points at home. They were playing well up to that point and even managed an away win just prior to that, at Sunderland. Everyone expected it to be a close game against Liverpool but they got blown away in the first 20 minutes and never recovered.
REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
Fulham have come on strong in the second half of the season and that was always Mark Hughes’ plan. He builds up his team to be fit enough for the whole season and he planned it this way. So it’s not surprising that they have had a decent 2011.
THE MAN IN CHARGE
Mark Hughes has changed the system a bit without changing the personnel. Roy Hodgson, by the players’ admission, waited for things to happen but Hughes has gone for a bit more of an attacking option and has tended to go at teams a bit more. He has made the players extremely fit so you can see why he improved the ones he had already. Eighth position in the table underlines that.
It all depends on how Hughes decides to play but I would think the chances of seeing Philippe Senderos are pretty good. He has had a torrid time with an Achilles problem that has kept him out all season. It is one of those seasons that he will look to forget and kick on for the next campaign.