Arsenal vs chelsea line-up and team news #ARSCHE

Arsenal have never lost a #PL home game against Chelsea when they’ve scored the first goal – winning 11 and drawing 4 in 15 matches
According to Dailyfocusng arteta said that he remember the last time I was going down the tunnel, with my kids in my arms. I said to my wife, ‘One day I will come back here as the manager’. It has come a little quicker than I expected but that was a dream.”

Our medical team have issued a fresh update on the squad ahead of tomorrow’s game against Chelsea.

Here’s the latest news:

Hector Bellerin
Tight right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).

Calum Chambers
Available for selection after suspension.

Dani Ceballos
Back in full training (from hamstring). Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).

Rob Holding
Back in full training (from knee). Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).

Sead Kolasinac
Right ankle. Ankle ligament injury. Aiming to return to full training in January.

Gabriel Martinelli
Tight left hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).

Concussion. Sustained during Bournemouth (a). Will miss Chelsea (h) and will be managed as per concussion protocols.

Kieran Tierney
Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder. Kieran has had successful surgery and will now rehabilitate for around three months, aiming to return to full training in March.


Arsenal Stats

Last season
Premier League – fifth
FA Cup – fourth round
Carabao Cup – quarter-finals
Europa League – runners-up
Top scorer all competitions: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 31

This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Aubameyang 19, Leno 19, five on 16
Most goals: Aubameyang 12, Lacazette 5, David Luiz 2, Pepe 2
Most assists: Pepe 3, Ceballos 2, Kolasinac 2, Maitland-Niles 2
Most clean sheets: Leno 3

Arsenal have lost their past two Premier League home games, against Brighton and Manchester City. They last lost three in a row at home in the top flight back in March 1977.

In all competitions, Arsenal have conceded at least twice in each of their last four home games, their longest such run since December 1965 (a run of five).

Twenty-eight of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 44 Premier League goals for Arsenal have been scored on Sundays, the highest ratio of any player with at least 40 goals in the competition.


Arsenal have won just one of their last 11 Premier League matches (six draws, four defeats), a 3-1 win at West Ham.

Arsenal players have been booked 45 times this season in the league, more than another other Premier League side.

Arsenal have the 14th best home record with 13 points from nine games.
Burnley W 2-1
Tottenham D 2-2
Aston Villa W 3-2
Bournemouth W 1-0
Crystal Palace D 2-2
Wolves D 1-1
Southampton D 2-2
Brighton L 1-2
Manchester City L 0-3

Aubameyang 12 (1 pen), Lacazette 5, David Luiz 2, Pepe 2 (1 pen), Chambers 1, Martinelli 1, Torreira 1, Sokratis 1.

Arsenal’s last Premier League game

Wednesday 26 December
Bournemouth 1 Arsenal 1
Team 4-2-3-1: Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis (Mustafi 77), David Luiz, Saka; Torreira, Xhaka; Nelson (Pepe 82), Ozil (Willock 75), Aubameyang (c); Lacazette
Booked: Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Scorer: Aubameyang 63


There are no suspensions

In the Premier League, the deadline for suspension for accumulating five bookings has passed. Players must now avoid accruing 10 cautions before the 32nd game to escape a two-match ban.

Premier League bookings list

Arsenal: Chambers 5, Sokratis 5, Guendouzi 4, Xhaka 4, Aubameyang 3, David Luiz 3, Lacazette 3, Bellerin 2, Kolasinac 2, Leno 2, Pepe 2, Saka 2, Torreira 2, Maitland-Niles 1, Martinelli 1, Mkhitaryan 1, Nelson 1, Tierney 1, Willock 1

Chelsea: Jorginho 7, Kovacic 5, Alonso 3, Tomori 3, Abraham 2, Christensen 2, Kanté 2, Mount 2, Willian 2, Zouma 2, Emerson 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Rüdiger 1

Referee and VAR

Referee: Craig Pawson
VAR: Michael Oliver

Craig Pawson is the official for his second Blues game this season. He was the referee in our 1-3 defeat at Everton earlier this month.

Chelsea’s recent form

Only Liverpool (8) have won more Premier League games on the road this season than Chelsea (6).

Chelsea have only lost our final league game in one of the last 16 calendar years (11 wins, four draws), going down 1-3 at home to Aston Villa in 2011.

Frank Lampard’s side have lost five of our past seven Premier League matches, winning the other two.

No team has won more Premier League London derby matches than Chelsea (129), one more than Arsenal.

Lampard’s playing record for Chelsea against Arsenal was 11 wins, nine draws and 11 defeats. He scored five goals

December has been a rough month for Chelsea and the last game of the year won’t be easy either. The Blues travel across town to face London rivals Arsenal at the Emirates, an away fixture which will be welcomed seeing as how Chelsea have been particularly poor at home. Let’s hope we end 2019 on a high.


While I didn’t agree with using a 3-4-3 against Southampton, I do believe that a “Conte-esque” formation is the right move away to Arsenal. I would have liked to see Azpilicueta start as one of the back three like under Conte, but injuries ruled that option out. Otherwise, I agreed with all the community’s choices.

Arrizabalaga | Tomori, Zouma, Rüdiger | Emerson, Kanté, Kovačić, Azpilicueta | Pulisic, Abraham, Willian

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