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    Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal side to turn round their fortunes and win against Fulham at the weekend.


    The Gunners have lost their last two home league matches but Wenger believes the players can turn things around.


    Arsenal are still without captain Cesc Fabregas who is sidelined for another two weeks with a hamstring injury.


    While goalkeeped Manuel Almunia is still unavailable after suffering a minor setback to his elbow injury in training.


    At a pre-match press conference Wenger said: "I don't worry about it because you win football games when you play well nine times out of 10.


    "Let's focus on playing well. Psychologically, we won on Tuesday night (against Wigan in the Carling Cup) and we won the game before against Aston Villa, so it will be down to the quality of our performance tomorrow.


    "Our away form got us in a good position in the table but of course we want our home form from now to take off. If we can combine the two we have a good chance and that is our target."


    Wenger confirmed he had no intentions of buying or selling in the January transfer window, nor was he disappointed that Fulham's Mark Schwarzer, a transfer target for the Gunners last summer, has signed a new two-year deal with Fulham.


    Wenger instead insisted he had confidence in goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.


    He said: "I always had (confidence) and I have even more now. He has shown in the last two months that he has the quality to play for Arsenal. At the moment we are not in the market."


    Robin van Persie is in the squad to face Fulham and Wenger insisted the Dutch striker could be used in tandem with Marouane Chamakh.