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Martin Jol aiming for a clean sheet

last updated Friday 25th November 2011, 5:47 PM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol admits he will be going all-out to keep a clean sheet against Arsenal on Saturday evening.

The Cottagers are going in search of their first ever win away at Arsenal but also their third consecutive away clean sheet in the Premier League.

They have a difficult job in preventing Arsenal from scoring, as the Gunners have netted a minimum of two goals in each of their last five league games.

Robin van Persie has been central to their free-scoring form, with the Dutchman contributing 10 goals in the last 15 that Arsene Wenger's side have scored.

Fulham are desperate for a win to pull clear of the relegation zone with a two-point gap separating themselves with 18th placed Bolton.

But Jol is confident that his team has what it takes to restrict Arsenal's firepower.

He said: "The priority is to defend well but still play with confidence and belief. I think we have done that in our last three or four away games.

"We have kept a clean sheet three times so we have some confidence of doing that. I think we are always capable of creating a few chances.

"Of course they have their strengths, but they also have their weaknesses like any other team.

"The other night Borussia Dortmund did well against them but Arsenal have the quality now with Van Persie, he is the one scoring the goals and has a hell of a record."

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