Chris Coleman will look to put Fulham’s abysmal away form behind them by taking their unbeaten home run into double figures when they host London rivals Arsenal.

They will have to do it without Wayne Bridge after the left-back damaged his ankle ligaments during England’s 2-1 win over Uruguay at Anfield on Wednesday night.

While Chris Coleman’s side have not managed a victory on their travels this season, they have not lost at home since they went down 3-2 to Manchester United on October 1.

But manager Coleman is looking for an improvement defensively after expressing his indignation about the poor defending which resulted in Kevin Nolan’s second-half strike last Sunday as Bolton inflicted another away defeat on Fulham.

Coleman said: “I was bitterly disappointed with the defending for the second goal. You can’t defend like that – home or away – and expect to get a result.”