The Gunners lost 1-0 in their last local derby against West Ham at the weekend and they will be eager to grab something from this match. Finishing in the top four is a priority for Unai Emery and this fixture is no doubt an important one in ensuring that they move closer to their objective.
Chelsea for their part recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge last weekend. The result ensured that they moved six points clear of Arsenal in the standings and a win could see them extend that to nine points
There have been Over 2.5 Goals in 64% of games involving Arsenal in the Premier League this season, and Over 2.5 Goals in 59% of games involving Chelsea. This makes odds of 1.65 for Over 2.5 Goals look very attractive.
Both Teams to Score has landed in three of the last four encounters between Arsenal and Chelsea. The same has happened in three of Arsenal’s last five outings making odds of 1.50 for Both Teams to Score look promising.
Chelsea have struggled to win at the Emirates lately with their last win here coming in over three years. Arsenal cannot afford to drop points and therefore they will want to utilize the home advantage here. You can back a Home Win at odds of 2.90.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is sidelined for the hosts due to a fractured metatarsal whilst Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are long-term absentees.
Chelsea are likely to miss the services of Alvaro Morata and Reuben Loftus-Cheek who is recovering from back pains. Pedro is back from his injury and scored against Newcastle last weekend, but he will be in contention for a starting place alongside Callum Hodson-Odoi who has impressed on the right wing.
Arsenal: Leno, Sokratis, Mustafi, Koscielny, Bellerin, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozili, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard.