Arsenal vs Chelsea Team News, Injury Updates, Predicted Line Up And Possible Formations

Gunners host The Blues in the evening today as they come off opening day defeat to Brentford

Chelsea will trip to the Northern part of London when they face local rivals Arsenal as they mark 20th encounter since 2016/2017.

With the Blues considered the stronger side in today’s game, Tuchel knows Arsenal can’t be written off when it comes to a game against Chelsea.

Losing to them in the last season clearly makes him understand this but the German will be looking to break this curse.

Chelsea while been bolstered with Romelu Lukaku in their frontline and Hakim Ziyech making a quick return from injury see an Arsenal side hampered by Covid.

The latest victim in the Arsenal squad happens to be their £50m Ben White who will miss the game after testing positive to Covid last on Friday night.

White joins Alexander Lacazette in the list of abstainers ahead of the today’s encounter against Chelsea.

“They had some tough days, Laca still hasn’t trained so he’s not been very good,” Arteta said of his players with Covid.

“But yeah, they were affected by the virus, and Alex [Runarsson] similar as well. So yeah they were ill.”

Blues will also have N’Golo Kante back in the squad after he missed out the opener against Crystal Palace.

Christian Pulisic won’t be available for Chelsea as he tested positive for Coronavirus and has already began isolating.

Arsenal know a better way to come off their last week’s loss is with a sensational victory against Chelsea today.

“Well, after that defeat, the best way to put things away is to win,” Arteta added while speaking in press conference.

“Football matches when you win them, it creates a different context and a different environment and energy around the place.

“Our focus is to get the best possible performance and then the result will be a consequence to that. Our main focus has to be that.”

Arsenal vs Chelsea Possible Line Ups

Arsenal: Leno; Mari, Holding, Tierney; Chambers, Xhaka, Lokonga, Saka; Pepe, Aubameyang, Smith Rowe.

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Werner

Arsenal vs Chelsea Possible Formations

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Referee

Paul Tierney (England)

Venue

Emirates Stadium

Time

3:30pm GMT

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