To prepare for this match, let’s examine the current performance of both teams and their previous encounters.
Arsenal has been in outstanding form in the Premier League, remaining undefeated and drawing with fellow league leaders Tottenham and Fulham.
In their ten games across all competitions this season, managed by Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has secured seven wins, two draws, and suffered one loss. Their UEFA Champions League campaign included a 2-1 loss to Lens and a resounding 4-0 victory over PSV.
On the other hand, Chelsea hasn’t performed at its peak this season. In their last eight league games, they managed three wins after going through a winless streak in the EPL.
In the most recent five encounters between these two teams, Arsenal emerged victorious in four while Chelsea won once in 2021. At Stamford Bridge, Arsenal has recorded three wins and a draw in their last 11 meetings.
In the latest team news, Reece James, Axel Disasi, and Cole Palmer have all trained with the first team and will be available for the game. However, Carney Chukwuemeka, Trevoh Chalobah, and Ben Chilwell will not be available for the match.
Arsenal is grappling with several injuries, including Bukayo Saka’s absence. Jurrien Timber faces an extended recovery period, but Thomas Partey and Gabriel Martinelli have recently regained full fitness. There’s some hope that Bukayo Saka’s injury may not be too severe, and there’s a chance he could participate in the upcoming match.
Official: Chris Kavanagh has been appointed as the referee for Arsenal’s away match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, with Jarred Gillett on VAR duty.
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The upcoming game promises to be an enthralling one, with Chelsea looking to avoid consecutive losses and Arsenal aiming to secure all three points. Given Arsenal’s impressive skills and Mikel Arteta’s tactical prowess, which have already shone against teams like Manchester United this season, they are likely to come out victorious.