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Fulham's Bullard: Arsenal will win title

Fulham midfielder Jimmy Bullard says Arsenal are the best team he's ever faced and will win the title this season.

"They're one of the best teams I've ever played against to be honest. I probably didn't look up to speed against this team," admitted Bullard, as he stepped up his recovery from a career-threatening knee injury.

"Their movement is frightening. They keep the ball, pass before you know, they're on your right shoulder, then on your left. You've got to have a fighter pilot's neck on. When I chased [Alexander-Hleb into the corner, I thought I'd put my cruciate out.

"He's got some turn on him. It's just natural ability. It's sharpness, bang and it's done, before you can even blink. Awesome to watch and awesome to play against. By 3-0 they were cruising.

"There's no one player conducting it all. I think that's why they're so good. Everyone's comfortable on the ball and they all run off the ball. There isn't really a weak point in their game.

"Some weeks they don't turn up quite as good as they normally do but [on Saturday] they were awesome. If they play like that week in week out I think they can win it."

The biggest thorn in Fulham's side was Emmanuel Adebayor, who took his tally for the season to 15 Premier League goals with two superbly directed headers.

Bullard suggested that defenders marking the 6ft 5in Togo international should bring stilts.

"The big man has jumped as high as the crossbar for his goals. I don't think anyone in the Premier League can mark that. He's a monster isn't he? I'm sure he jumped as high as the bar on that first goal. It's a standing jump as well. It's frightening," he said.

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