PREVIEW: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Wolves at Molineux on Saturday, and will be looking to put some distance between them and their title rivals at the top with a win.

With Liverpool and Manchester City both playing later this week, it is a prime opportunity for The Gunners to put the pressure on them.

Injury News - Arsenal

Jurrien Timber stepped up his recovery from his ACL injury by featuring for the U21s on Monday evening, and scored on his return inside ten minutes. He went onto I complete the first half before being withdrawn. 

Takehiro Tomiyasu missed the trip to Wolves on Saturday with a minor knock sustained against Bayern Munich, and it is hoped he will be fit to return this evening. 

Injury News - Chelsea 

Chelsea's top goalscorer Cole Palmer is a doubt having missed training on Monday due to illness. Malo Gusto is also a doubt having been withdrawn in the FA Cup on Saturday with a knee injury. Ben Chilwell also suffered a knock and a question mark remains over his involvement.

Robert Sanchez is expected to be available following illness, while Christopher Nkunku remains an issue with a hamstring injury. 

Levi Colwill, Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Lesley Ugochukwu and Wesley Fofana all remain out. 


After a tough week, Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win over Wolves. Prior to that they had lost two of their last three games in all competitions.

Chelsea lost to Manchester City on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final but have been on an upturn on form in the league, having been unbeaten in their last nine league games, including a 6-0 win over Everton in their most recent league fixture. 

Recent History

Arsenal have played Chelsea 208 times in their history and have won 83, drawn 59 and lost 66 times. 

In the reverse fixture Arsenal came from two goals behind to draw 2-2, with a late equaliser from Leandro Trossard. Arsenal completed the double over Chelsea last season.

Played For Both

Arsenal currently have nothing Kai Havertz and Jorginho who were signed from Chelsea. Previously, Petr Cech Willian and David Luiz travelled across London to represent Arsenal. 

Cesc Fabregas, Olivier Giroud, Nicolas Anelka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, William Gallas, Lassana Diarra, Emmanuel Petit and Ashley Cole have also represented both clubs.

David Rocastle also signed for Chelsea in 1994.


Every game is a must win game for Arsenal as they look to keep the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool. Chelsea are equally trying to maintain their recent upturn in form try and finish in a European place at the end of the season. 

It will be a tense affair at The Emirates but Arsenal will get the job done. 

Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea