Arsenal host Chelsea in a pulsating London Derby at Emirates this Sunday and Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side can avenge their loss at Stamford Bridge from earlier this season and take a significant step forward as far as the title race is concerned.
The Premier League leaders will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table with a win against their bitter rivals and the defending champions. Despite the signs of recovery under new manager Guus Hiddink, the visitors are still a long way away from where they want to be.
With the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez coming back for this Sunday crucial tie, the latest Arsenal FC betting has the league leaders as firm favourites for the three points.
The Gunners have been formidable at home this season and have won seven of their last eight matches at home in the Premier League. With the league leaders hoping to pile further misery on the struggling Blues, Chelsea will have quite a challenge on their hands.
Chilean star Alexis Sanchez is likely to return to the squad for the first time since his injury. Although he might not start the game, the Arsenal talisman is expected to play a part.
This season’s star Mesut Ozil is also expected to come straight back into the starting lineup after missing out on the trip to Stoke last week. New signing Mohamed Elneny could also make his debut.
Eden Hazard is back in full training and should replace the misfiring Pedro Rodriguez in the starting lineup.
In-form striker Diego Costa is also expected to start the game after recovering from his injury against Everton.
Arsenal starting lineup: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Flamini; Sanchez, Ozil, Campbell; Giroud
Chelsea starting lineup: Courtois; Ivanovic, Terry, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 home matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
Chelsea are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
Arsenal have won 7 of their last 8 home matches in the Premier League.