CHRIS Baird reckons the timing of Fulham's weekend visit to Arsenal is just perfect for the Whites to claim a first ever away win against the Gunners.
The defender says all the pressure will be all on Arsene Wenger's men, who are trying to recover from their worst start to a season since the Frenchman arrived.
By contrast, he says, Fulham will be relaxed and optimistic that the greater menace they carry on their travels this term can edge it for them and make it another historic day for the club.
"You're not expected to go to these teams – Arsenal, Man U, Man City – and win, if you're a team like us. But the last few seasons, we have done really well and gone close," Baid said.
"Last season we got a 1-1 draw [at the Emirates] and I can't see any reason why we can't go there and get another good result.
"We know it's going to be difficult. They are a top quality side and we've got a lot of respect for them. But it's a good time to play them. They've lost their last few Premier League games and they've had a midweek game and their legs may be tired.
"You can relax in games like this. There's no pressure on us, whereas there's a lot of pressure on Arsenal. We'll go there, try and play our football and see what happens."
Although Fulham have won only once away so far, they appear to have more goals in them on their travels and only last minute efforts denied them wins at Southampton and Reading. It's a point Baird is keen to make.
"The quality in the side maybe makes us more dangerous away from home," he said. "We've got new faces in the team like Dimitar Berbatov and Hugo Rodallega, and we're creating more chances.
"It's changing for us and it's about time because obviously the last three or four seasons – certainly since I've been here – we've been terrible away from home. Everyone knows that. Hopefully it's going to change for us and we can push on."