Arsenal rallies to draw with Fulham 1-1

Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen scored at both ends as the

Gunners had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Fulham in the Premier

League on Saturday.

Vermaelen’s own goal gifted the visitors, who had not won at

Arsenal in 25 attempts, the lead in the 66th minute.

The Belgian redeemed himself when nodding in from close range

with seven minutes left, but the Gunners could not grab a


Fulham snatched the lead after Danny Murphy chipped the ball

into the Arsenal box. John Arne Riise collected it on his chest and

the ball then bounced on the penalty spot before being accidentally

sent back into his own goal by the retreating Vermaelen.

Arsenal was finally level through Vermaelen’s close-range

downwards header with seven minutes left after Theo Walcott’s cross

from the right.