Henrikh Mkhitaryan is set to return to full training for Arsenal next week after spending a month on the sidelines (via Arsenal.com).
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Match: Arsenal v Chelsea
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (UK Time): 17:30 19/01/2019
Arsenal haven’t had the best of weeks and things could get even worse when top-four rivals Chelsea arrive at the Emirates on Saturday.
The Gunners are six points behind their rivals in fourth place with Manchester United now level with Unai Emery’s men.
“It’s a difficult, tough match and I think it’s a good test for us also,” Emery said in his pre-match press conference.
“We wanted to go into this match with three points difference in the table, but our defeat at West Ham doesn’t give us this possibility.
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“But Saturday, I am looking forward to playing this match because I want to look at my team, our team, playing with a good performance and also to show our supporters we can do more and we can do better than we are doing away.”
The club has confirmed that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will again miss the match with injury but that the Armenian is expected to return to full training next week. It promises to be a big test for Emery and the Gunners but hopefully, we can close that gap on the top four.