Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (via Arsenal.com).
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Chelsea v Arsenal
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Kick-Off (GMT): Sun 16 Sep 13:30
It’s Arsenal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge with both sides looking to follow up a victory in Europe with success in the Premier League.
It’s the fourth time the two clubs have met in as many months. Arsenal lead this miniseries 2-1 after victory in the Community Shield and the FA Cup Final but in the Premier League, the Blues have reigned supreme.
Now, Arsene Wenger has given his team news ahead of the clash as the Gunners look to cope with the Thursday/Sunday schedule of Europa League football.
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“We have to see about Ozil and Ramsey. I think they should be alright. All the others could have played against Cologne,” Wenger revealed in his pre-match press conference.
“I believe in three days we can recover. Overall, that should not be a problem.”
One man who did feature in midweek is Jack Wilshere. The midfielder made his first Arsenal appearance in a year during his thirty-minute cameo. He performed well and Wenger was clearly pleased.
“Yes, it is good for him. You will see that it will give him more confidence and you could see that he still needs competition, Jack.”
It was great to see Jack Wilshere back in an Arsenal shirt and it surely won’t be long before he’s challenging for a starting spot in the Premier League team. A midfield partnership with Granit Xhaka could work well at the base of the Arsenal team but it’s not worth testing against Chelsea. It will be a huge test of this team at Stamford Bridge on Sunday but hopefully, they will get through it in one piece.