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Jol wary of confident Arsenal

Martin Jol talks up Arsene Wenger's side

By | 24th August 2013
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Fulham boss Martin Jol admits that he is wary of Arsenal and the confidence they have gained by winning 3-0 against Fenerbache during Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier. The boss stated that he wants to restrict the Gunners from playing their type of game, and instead play their own game against last season’s fourth-place finishers.

“I saw them against Fenerbahce and there was no problem at all. I played in Turkey a couple of times and it’s almost impossible to have a win over there and they did, quite convincingly,” Jol said to Fulham’s official site.

Jol continued on by saying that he doesn’t see a problem with the Gunners, and believes that they were playing with creativity while also playing strongly at the back against the Turkish side.

“They played with confidence, they were very sound at the back, in midfield they were very creative, they had pace up front and with their chances they could have scored more goals. I’m not sure if they’ve got a problem,” Jol continued to Fulham’s official site.

Jol’s Fulham received two strong results against the London squad in the last few seasons, beating the Gunners 2-1 back in January of 2012 at Craven Cottage, and drawing the north London outfit 3-3 at the Emirates last season. However, Fulham did lose 1-0 at home to the Gunners at the end of last season as Arsenal went on to win eight of their final ten matches, earning the final Champions League spot.

The Cottagers have had a far busier summer than Arsenal though, adding seven new faces to the club this summer including the likes of former Spurs midfielder Scott Parker, Aston Villa striker Darren Bent, Roma keeper Maarten Stekelenburg, and Venezuelan center back Fernando Amorebieta. Meanwhile, Arsenal have only made one summer signing, adding free agent forward Yaya Sanogo from French side Auxerre.

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