Arsenal have a tough task ahead of them as they face Chelsea in Stamford Bridge. The gunners will be coming into the match on the back of a disappointing loss against Southhampton.
Arsenal have dropped to the sixth position behind Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United due to average performances in the recent matches. Mikel Arteta will need to reassess his strategy to bring back the Gunners in their best form before the big match.
Takehiro Tomiyasu will not make his return until at least the end of April, as Arsenal have revealed that he’s still over a week away from returning to training. Alexander Lacazette is away due to testing positive for Covid-19.
Kieran Tierney is said to be out of action for the rest of the season as he looks to undergo knee surgery, along with Thomas Partey, who suffers from a thigh injury.
Mikel Arteta will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation against the Blues. Martin Odegaard will be tasked with creating opportunities; meanwhile, Eddie Nketiah will look to convert the chances.
4-2-3-1 Arsenal Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea
Aaron Ramsdale will start in the goal for the upcoming away encounter. The English shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Gabriel Magalhaes will continue with Ben White at the heart of Arsenal’s backline.
Nuno Tavares is a guaranteed starter at the left-back position, whereas Cedric Soares might fill in on the opposite flank as the right-back. They will look to stretch the opposition’s defence and create chances for the forwards.
Granit Xhaka and Albert Sambi Lokonga will be holding the central midfield positions, with the former occupying a more defensive role.
Martin Odegaard will slot into the attacking midfield role. Emile Smith Rowe will be accompanied by Bukayo Saka on either side, playing on the left and right-wing, respectively.
Eddie Nketiah will lead the line against the Blues, the 22-year-old striker will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net as Chelsea have not conceded a single goal in the Premier League after the dreaded loss against Brentford.