Chelsea will go head to head with local rivals, Arsenal on their next friendly game
Having bagged two victories in since the start of the pre-season, Chelsea are hopeful of adding another number when they battle local rivals, Arsenal.
With the last victory coming against Bournemouth side that landed the first blow only to have fallen short from a super strike from Armando Broja before Ike Ugbo headed Blues into lead.
Arsenal on the other hand, haven’t had the run so smooth as they started off with a loss before managing to record a win in their last friendly encounter against Watford.
Blues will come up against Gunners on August 1st and Rob Holding has sent forth warning message to their local rivals.
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Following words of the defender, Arsenal appear not minding the game being a friendly one and would still consider Chelsea as a competition rival.
“Chelsea are a competitive rival for us,” Holding said today.
“We don’t aspire to be them and I don’t think they aspire to be us, I think there’s a mutual respect between us.”
Both Tuchel and Arteta appear to be apparently testing the skills available but still won’t consider the match a friendly one.
It’s important for both managers to beat their rival sides and the coming game provides the platform for Tuchel to land his revenge.
The German lost to Arsenal last season after deciding to swap Edouard Mendy for Kepa Arrizabalaga.