Arsenal against Chelsea is almost here.

A sense of optimism with an underlying ripple of dread seems to be today’s abiding emotion.

So how are Arsenal going to lineup to try and grab all three points and delay Chelsea’s inevitable title celebrations while cementing their own second place?

Here are the teams:

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud

Subs: Szczesny, Debuchy, Gibbs, Wilshere, Walcott, Flamini, Welbeck

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Hazard

Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Drogba

The surprises being that there is no Gabriel or Chambers in the Arsenal squad and Diego Costa in the Chelsea side. We were sure Mourinho was lying.

As always, we will have reaction after the match as well as player ratings and a review of the referee, Michael Oliver. You can read all our match build-up here including match preview, referee preview, opposition preview and all the team news and pre-match comments from the manager and players.

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