Connect with us


Arteta drops Jesus in two big changes | Expected Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Chelsea

Arsenal take on London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium this evening.

The Gunners returned to winning ways last weekend with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Leandro Trossard opened the scoring just before the break and Martin Odegaard crowned the win with a late goal.

Mikel Arteta’s side will be back in action at home tonight. There could be a few tactical changes.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Predicted Line-up:

David Raya kept his sixth consecutive league clean sheet on the road on Saturday night. He made a fantastic save to deny Joao Gomes at 0-0.

The Spaniard is currently on 13 clean sheets in the top-flight campaign, three ahead of Everton’s Jordan Pickford in the Golden Glove race. He will continue in goal.

Ben White is a nailed-on starter at right-back. He was fantastic with his distribution against Wolves. William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes are also guaranteed starters in the heart of the defence.

However, there could be a change at left-back. Jakub Kiwior had a mixed opening half at Wolves where he was dispossessed several times. Raya saved his blushes with a strong save.

Oleksandr Zinchenko could be brought back into the starting XI, as Arteta may want to try to dominate proceedings with the defender’s creativity.

The manager went with Declan Rice and Kai Havertz in midfield at the Molineux, but the latter could move into the centre-forward role against his former club.

Jorginho, who also moved from the Blues last year, could be reinstated in the number six role position with Rice operating from the central midfield role.

Rice was brilliant with his lung-bursting runs in the final 15 minutes at Wolves. He created five chances and was named the man of the match.

Bukayo Saka remains the club’s best solution on the right wing despite struggling with his form and fitness in the last few outings.

Leandro Trossard should continue on the left wing on the back of another crucial goal.

Gabriel Jesus provided the assist for the Belgian, but he was largely ineffective other than that. The €70 million-rated star struggled to test the goalkeeper.

He could be dropped with Havertz getting the nod up front.

How Arsenal could line up against Chelsea

Stats from

The post Arteta drops €70m star in two big changes | Expected Arsenal line-up (4-2-3-1) vs Chelsea first appeared on GoonerTalk.

This article was written by .

More in Arsenal