Michael Owen predicts a winner between Chelsea and Arsenal

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Michael Owen says Chelsea will beat Arsenal this weekend.

Michael Owen is backing fans to put money on Chelsea beating Arsenal this coming weekend.

Writing in his BetVictor column, the former footballer turned pundit says the Blues will get their season back on track against Arsene Wenger's side.

Chelsea come into the weekend in 17th place in the Premier League, while Arsenal are up to fourth despite a mixed start to the campaign.

Owen said: "I see Chelsea backing up their midweek CL success.

"Arsenal once again squandered chances before defensive frailties handed Dinamo Zagreb the points in Croatia and, although they have won seven of their last eight PL games on the road, will have to improve if they are to get anything at the home of the champions."

Arsenal won the last game between the two sides in the Community Shield, perhaps causing a frustration for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho from which he is yet to recover.

Mourinho had never lost a game to bitter rival Arsene Wenger, and has a chance to keep his league record in tact when the two sides clash on Saturday.

Despite the defensive problems Owen cites which were evident in midweek, the Gunners have kept three clean sheets in a row in the Premier League and will be looking to continue that run, with Newcastle United, Stoke City and Liverpool unable to breach their defence.

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