By Chris Harris
Bacary Sagna has called on Arsenal to "impose themselves" on Fulham at Emirates Stadium this weekend.
Arsène Wenger's team were below par at Manchester United last weekend but gave an improved performance in the Champions League on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead against Schalke before being pegged back.
With the north London derby against Tottenham just around the corner, Sagna wants the Gunners to build on their creditable midweek draw by picking up three points on Saturday.
"It’s going to be a massive game against Fulham," Sagna told Arsenal Player.
"We need to impose ourselves in our stadium. We want to show we can race for the title and the best way to do it is first of all to home win games.
"It’s a home game - we want to show we are a good team. We want to bounce back from previous games. We drew on Tuesday and we lost at Man United. We want to show we have a good team. We want to show we can be strong and we’ll do it.
"Fulham have been doing well," added Sagna. "A few years ago, they were not that good. They had a good team [and] they had good players, but position-wise in the table, they were not as high as today.
"Today they have the same points as we have, and it’s going to be a tough opponent and a tough game to play. But we are playing in front of our fans in our stadium and we want to show we are better.
Watch the full interview with Bacary on Arsenal PlayerCopyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 9 Nov 2012