Arsenal v Chelsea – Confirmed lineups – Wenger receives huge boost as playmaker returns, Koscielny misses out
Arsenal will be looking to return to winning ways when they take on their London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League tonight.
The highly anticipated encounter will take place at the Emirates stadium while kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 (GMT).
The Gunners are in much need of a victory after they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Brom over the weekend. The result left Arsenal seven points behind third-placed Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Chelsea know a win tonight will carry them above Manchester United into second spot. Antonio Conte’s side come into tonight’s clash in high spirits following an emphatic 5-0 win over relegation battlers Stoke City
Arsenal will be boosted by the return of Mesut Ozil to the starting eleven. The 29-year-old missed the Gunners draw over the weekend.
The French tactician also opted to start Rob Holding in defence in place of an injured Laurent Koscielny.
Arsenal v Chelsea Confirmed line-ups
Arsenal Confirmed XI: Cech, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette
Chelsea Confirmed XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c), Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata.