Arsene Wenger has named his team for the crucial match at Stamford Bridge this afternoon and made a couple of changes.
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Match: Chelsea v Arsenal
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Arsene Wenger has made a couple of changes to the side which was beaten by Watford in midweek.
Petr Cech returns to Stamford Bridge and will start in goal for the Gunners. Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi all play again but Wenger has made a change at right-back. Gabriel Paulista makes way fro Hector Bellerin to come in from the bench.
The Frenchman has named an all-new midfield pairing. Francis Coquelin partners Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the centre of the park, highlighting the problems the Gunners currently have in that area.
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Theo Walcott starts for the first time in the Premier League since December with Alex Iwobi playing on the opposite flank. The pair will play either side of Mesut Özil with Alexis Sanchez in the central role up front.
There are places on the bench for Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud but Lucas Perez is not in the 18.
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Gabriel, Reine-Adelaide, Maitland-Niles, Welbeck, Giroud
Subs: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi