Arsenal vs Chelsea: Arsenal welcomes Chelsea on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Emirate stadium, at 1600Hrs BST(4:30 pm local time). The Official Referee from the match is Mr. Paul Tierney.
Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta faces a dilemma as to whether he goes with a back-three against Chelsea or sticks to a back-four.
The Gunners struggled with a back-four against Brentford last week and they have previously had success playing a back-three against the Blues.
Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel said: “Hakim and N’Golo were both in training today. They have done everything until yesterday to be in training today.
“They have had absolutely no problems so we absolutely have to have more physical and intense training sessions tomorrow with them and the team.
“We will decide after tomorrow’s training session at 11 am, but right now, it seems very positive that both can be in the squad for Sunday.”
Arsenal vs Chelsea Possible Prediction Lineups
Arsenal predicted Lineup XI(3-4-3): Leno; White, Holding, Tierney; Chambers, Xhaka, Lokonga, Saka; Pepe, Aubameyang, Smith Rowe.
Arsenal’s squad: Leno, Ramsdale, Okonkwo; Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac, Mari, Tavares, Tierney, White; Elneny, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Smith Rowe, Torreira, Willock, Xhaka; Aubameyang, Balogun, Martinelli, Nelson, and Pepe.
Chelsea predicted XI(3-4-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Werner.
Chelsea’s squad: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Werner, Havertz, Arrizabalaga, Silva, Zouma, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, James, Ziyech, Kante, Lukaku.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Injury Update
Arsenal Injury Update
Injured: Gabriel (knee), Lacazette (Covid-19), Nketiah (ankle), Partey (ankle), and Runarsson.
Chelsea Injury Update
Injured: Loftus-Cheek (Covid-19), Pulisic (Covid-19)
Doubts: Ziyech (shoulder), Kante (ankle)