As the team gears up to face a huge clash against Chelsea, we are once again reminded of a rival against whom our record is quite poor.
It was a similar scenario on the eve of the games against Manchester City and Manchester United this season where many of our current squad hadn’t experienced a victory when facing those sides.
Our last home victory against the Blues came in December 2010 and only three members of the current squad started on that magical night at the Emirates Stadium.
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Here is the full XI which defeated a Chelsea side managed by current Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti.
GK) Lukasz Fabianski
Our FA Cup hero left last summer in order to seek more first team football and is rather unlucky to have played second fiddle to Wojciech Szczesny his whole career – now seeing his compatriot relegated to the bench due to his poor form.
RB) Bacary Sagna
Now plying his trade at Manchester City where he tends to sit on the bench for most of the games. Hector Bellerin has made more starts than Sagna this season.
CB) Johan Djourou
Just how we managed to keep Didier Drogba and Co quiet with Djourou in defence is unbelievable. In fairness to the Swiss man, he had a fantastic performance on the night.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
One of three still present from that team and Koscielny has continued to grow as a rolls-royce central defender.
LB) Gael Clichy
Another player making up the ex-Arsenal contingent at Manchester City.