Chelsea v Arsenal Tip - Blues to Pour Further Misery on Gunners

Posted September 18, 2017

Arsenal head to Stamford Bridge this weekend sat 11th in the Premier League table, with six points taken from four fixtures to date.

A 4-0 defeat at Liverpool before the worldwide break continued the trend but Wenger does not believe his players will be suffering from recent history heading into Sunday's clash.

In the Community Shield match against Arsenal, Pedro Rodriguez was given the marching orders in the 80th minute, a game Wenger boys went ahead to win in penalty shootout.

"The performance at Stoke was much better than the result, because we had enough chances and oportunities, but we couldn't find the final pass or finish moves off".

"I do not really believe in [home-ground advantage], I believe the pitch is 105 metres long and 68 metres wide everywhere and never in my life could I accept or understand that it is different away from home".

"As always the key is to be much better defensively than we were at Anfield, and to be much more unsafe going forward".

"Chelsea had a surprising early defeat (against Burnley) but, after that, they have responded very well, to beat Tottenham and Leicester away from home".

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Wenger added, "I had to think if we play tomorrow at what time do we want to play, do we play next week but they had the Bundesliga again midweek and we had a League Cup game midweek as well".

Mesut Ozil has been ruled out of Arsenal's matchday squad to face Chelsea with a knee problem with Alexis Sanchez remaining on the bench as Arsene Wenger opts for a team full of running.

Wenger says the Chile global is getting back to his best, and once he is physically fit again, will be starting every game.

"You need to see what happened before the tackle". They kept all the players from last season. We tried to play when we had the ball and we were close to winning the game.

"That's what we do, we try to combine both".

"The difference is that we are not in the transfer period", he told Sky Sports. So you have to be shrewd.

Micahel Essien scored probably one of the most important goals for Chelsea, a 35-yard strike that had swerved past players into the net to hand Chelsea a hard earned draw against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in 2006.