Chelsea pass up in opposition to Arsenal this afternoon aiming to inflict extra distress on Arsene Wenger’s facet.
Though they have got lately secured wins over Bournemouth and Cologne, existence is hard for Gunners fanatics.
In the 2 video games prior to the ones fixtures, they’d fallen to crushing defeats away at Stoke and Liverpool, transport 5 objectives within the procedure.
And former Arsenal celebrity Merson has belittled their win over Bournemouth closing week and thinks that, if Chelsea rating first, Antonio Conte’s facet may just run rebel in opposition to the Gunners’ shaky defence.
“It’s all about the first goal,” he advised Sky Sports.
“If Arsenal rating first you are going to watch and assume ‘wow, they give the impression of being respectable’.
“They will likely be assured and they have got excellent avid gamers who glance respectable when they’re successful.
“But when they’re dropping too a lot of them simply pass totally and completely lacking.
“The form is going out of the window and in the event that they let within the first objective it may well be the rest.
“People are pronouncing to me ‘what a excellent end result in opposition to Bournemouth,’ but when it’s good to have handpicked any group to play closing week it used to be Bournemouth.
“If Arsenal rating first it’s going to be an excessively attention-grabbing fit, however I do not believe they are going to.”
Arsenal closing beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October 2011, with Robin van Persie scoring a hat-trick in a Five-Three win.