Cottagers rally for thrilling point

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Olivier Giroud scored a brace but Arsenal could only draw against Fulham
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Olivier Giroud scored a brace but Arsenal could only draw against Fulham

Arsenal blew a two-goal lead for the second time in a week as Fulham battled to a 3-3 draw at Emirates Stadium, where Mark Schwarzer saved a penalty in stoppage-time.

The Gunners were in control after early goals from Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski but Fulham rallied after Dimitar Berbatov reduced the deficit and Alex Kacaniklic levelled before half-time.

The visitors then went ahead from the penalty spot when Berbatov slotted home after Mikel Arteta had fouled Brian Ruiz and although Giroud quickly levelled at 3-3, the Gunners could not find a winner - but were then awarded a penalty in stoppage-time for handball, only for Fulham keeper Schwarzer to produce a brilliant stop from Arteta's low effort.

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