Cottagers midfielder vows to go to title-challenging Arsenal and return to West London with points.
Fulham midfielder Ashkan Dejagah cares not for Arsenal's pursuit of Premier League honours, nor the precarious position at the summit of the division where the Gunners lead gap-closing Manchester City by a solitary point, as the 27-year-old - who debuted against Arsenal in the 3-3 draw last season - has vowed to once again take a result away from a meeting with one of the country's top teams.
Fulham's status in England's top tier is perilously close to the relegation zone as they, with a 19-point haul, are just one point clear of Cardiff City, in 18th place, and a brace of points above the foot of the table, as Crystal Palace have collected 17.
Arsene Wenger has oft spoken this year of his side's fighters, echoed by tenacious midfield terrier Mathieu Flamini, with boxing terminology often printed on the club's official website… now Fulham have responded in kind, with Dejagah quoted to have said on fulhamfc.com: 'We go there and fight together.'
He continued: 'We stick together as a team. We know it’s a hard game, it’s not easy to take points there. Arsenal have a chance to win the league this season but we don’t want to lose there so we will try to take points and hopefully we can.
'We have a good team, we have good players and if every player concentrates on the pitch then we’re capable of playing good football, but we have to do this in every game. Arsenal have been playing very good football this season. It’s hard to play at the Emirates but we played last year there and it was 3-3 so anything can happen in football and we have to fight on Saturday.'