Confirmed: Arsenal and Chelsea line-ups

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Here is how Arsenal and Chelsea will line up this afternoon:

Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium this afternoon for what promises to be an intriguing encounter between two of the top flight’s in-form teams.

Arsenal have been brilliant in recent times while Chelsea have been grinding out results to build up a healthy lead at the top of the Premier League table.

The two sides are currently separated by 10 points and while Arsenal may have to wait another year to get their hands on the league trophy, they can make a statement by defeating Jose Mourinho’s side this afternoon.

That said, Arsenal are without a goal in their last four meetings with today’s opponents and manager Arsene Wenger will want that to change; especially when you consider the attacking talent at his disposal.

Chelsea are looking for their fifth straight league victory and their sixth consecutive away win, and having scored in their last 19 league matches Arsenal will have to be at their best to keep the Blues at bay.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • David Ospina
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Ramires
  • Willian

Substitutes: Petr Cech, Filipe Luis, Kurt Zouma, Juan Cuadrado, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Obi Mikel, Didier Drogba.

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