BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts Arsenal v Chelsea result

Mark Lawrenson believes Arsenal will draw with Chelsea this weekend.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has written in his BBC prediction column that Arsenal and Chelsea will draw 0-0 at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

The Gunners enter the game having won their last eight games in a row, and with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud all in top form, they will be confident of springing a shock.

Arsene Wenger's men lie ten points adrift of league leaders Chelsea, so a win would cut that gap to seven points - though with only six games left to play, it looks unlikely that the Gunners can still win the title.

Amidst all the confidence surrounding Arsneal right now, the fact remains that Wenger has still yet to beat Blues boss Jose Mourinho, despite having 12 attempts at it.

The game earlier this season finished 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa handing Mourinho yet another win over Wenger.

He'll be looking for the same this time, but many believe that the Chelsea boss will be content with a point, making sure that Arsenal don't make up any ground - and BBC pundit Lawrenson concurs with that idea, predicting that the game will finish 0-0.

"The first thing I would say about this game is that Chelsea will not be beaten," said Lawrenson. "A draw will suit Chelsea down to the ground and I will go further and say it will be 0-0."

"The Gunners will play the way they always do at Emirates Stadium, regardless of the fact they are up against the Blues. I don't see Wenger sitting back. I think his game-plan will be to go on the attack, try to create loads of chances and try to win. It won't work though," he added.

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