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Can Aboubakar Kamara make the difference for Fulham against Arsenal?

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Can Aboubakar Kamara make the difference for Fulham against Arsenal?

Perhaps no player divides opinion among the Fulham support like Aboubakar Kamara, the mercurial French forward who has recently been frozen out of the squad.

After coming on as a substitute against Crystal Palace and subsequently starting against Tottenham in Fulham’s first two Premier League matches, the 23-year-old has failed to feature for the Whites in the league.

Although Kamara showed a lack of defensive discipline in his first two top-flight matches, there can be no doubting his penchant for the audacious. This trait, along with his searing pace and moments of brilliant skill, mean Slavisa Jokanovic should at least consider utilising the attacker more in the coming matches.

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Last weekend at Goodison Park, Kamara did’t even make the 18-man squad, instead preferred to Floyd Ayite, who made a short cameo against Everton. In the future, Kamara deserves a nod ahead of Ayite, as the 23-year-old can add far more excitement and drive than the Togolese international.

A substitute performance by the young French attacker has the potential to overwhelm opposition defences while injecting the sometimes laboured Fulham attack with energy and creativity.

With Fulham’s solitary win of the league season coming back in late August, it is time for Jokanovic to take a risk and include Aboubakar Kamara against Arsenal on the weekend.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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