Arsenal v Chelsea Confirmed lineups – Gunners fans in shock as star playmaker left out of squad

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Arsenal v Chelsea Confirmed lineups – Gunners fans in shock as Mesut Ozil left out of squad

Arsenal take on their London rivals this afternoon to battle for the Community shield.

The game will be played at Wembley this afternoon, kick-off is scheduled for 14:00 (GMT). The game will be televised live on TV in the UK on BT Sport 1.

The north London-based club recorded a 2-1 win over Chelsea last season in the FA Cup final. Chelsea struck back with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal during a pre-season tour of China.

Arsenal fans will be in shock to see their star playmaker Mesut Ozil left out of the squad. The 28-year-old was carrying an ankle injury but was expected to play a part in today’s clash.

Meanwhile, Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard will also miss today’s game as he continues his recovery from ankle surgery.

Diego Costa is also absent following a spat with manager Antonio Conte. The Spain international is expected to leave the club this summer.

Arsenal v Chelsea confirmed lineups

Arsenal: Cech, Holding, Mertesacker (c), Monreal, Bellerin, Xhaka, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Welbeck, Lacazette, Iwobi.
Subs: Ospina, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Willock, Walcott, Giroud

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Batshuayi, Morata
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Christensen, Scott, Boga, Musonda, Morata