Injured Duff to miss Arsenal game

Fulham wide-man Damien Duff will miss Saturday’s derby against Arsenal.

Duff has been nursing a calf problem and has failed to recover in time for the game at the Emirates Stadium, where the Whites will also be without Stephen Kelly and Steve Sidwell.

Defender Kelly is struggling with a thigh injury he recently suffered while playing for the Republic of Ireland, while midfielder Sidwell is still recovering after a hernia operation.

Fulham had hoped to have Sidwell available for the clash with his former club but he is now aiming to return to action next week.

John Arne Riise will play, having missed last weekend’s draw at Sunderland to attend the birth of his son.

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