Tag: Arsenal vs Chelsea

Bukayo Saka of Arsenal during The Mind Series between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, London, England on 08th August 2021. Copyright: Action Foto Sport

Bukayo Saka to start: How Arsenal could line up vs Chelsea

Arsenal take on Chelsea in their first Premier League home game of the season on Sunday, let's take a look at our predicted lineup for the clash.
Emirates Stadium Chelsea s Ruben Loftus-Cheek left and Arsenal s Thomas Partey centre battle for the ball during The Mind Series match at Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday August 1, 2021. rivalry.. Copyright: Aaron Chown

Thomas Partey to miss Chelsea and Manchester City games, Nketiah out ’til September

Thomas Partey has been ruled out of action with an ankle ligament problem for the next three weeks while Eddie Nketiah will be out for four.
West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal - Premier League - The Hawthorns Arsenal s Kieran Tierney (centre) celebrates scoring his side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Copyright: Michael Regan

Kieran Tierney has “that lunatic personality” says former manager

Back in the summer, former Scotland manager, Gordon Strachan, was singing Kieran Tierney's praises before Arsenal's FA Cup final game at Wembley against Chelsea.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Emile Smith Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette, and Hector Bellerin after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Episode 269: Can we play Chelsea every week?

A happier podcast (with new & improved sound quality!) this week as Matthew is joined by Anita and Paul to bask in the long forgotten glow of a league win.
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29: Reiss Nelson of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Emirates Stadium on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Where is Reiss Nelson?

Reiss Nelson picked up what was described a 'minor' injury following a clash of heads in training but that was 19 days ago, so where is he?
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Emile Smith Rowe, Alexandre Lacazette, and Hector Bellerin after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

Emile Smith Rowe’s goal involvement rate is quite something

Emile Smith Rowe got his first start in the Premier League for the season and, while he didn't win Man of the Match, his performance impressed many.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal speaks with Rob Holding of Arsenal following the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on September 19, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Will Oliver - Pool/Getty Images)

Arsenal 25-year-old names what’s missing from Arteta’s masterplan

Rob Holding believes Mikel Arteta's tactical preparation for matches is better than anything he's experienced, but they're missing the execution.
Arsenal's Brazilian defender Gabriel celebrates scoring the equalising goal to make it 1-1 during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Why Gabriel was missing from Arsenal squad vs Chelsea

Arsenal's squad for the game against Chelsea has just been announced and there was much consternation when Gabriel was not included

Underfire star to start: Arsenal lineup vs Chelsea predicted

Still in search of their first Premier League win since the start of November, let's take a look at our predicted Arsenal lineup vs Chelsea.
Chelsea's English head coach Frank Lampard (R) looks on as Chelsea's English defender Ben Chilwell (C) is replaced by Chelsea's Brazilian-Italian defender Emerson Palmieri (L) after picking up an injury during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge in London on December 21, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Goalscoring and assisting Chelsea defender a major doubt for Arsenal game

Arsenal could get a little boost when they play Chelsea on Boxing Day with Ben Chilwell possibly ruled out through injury.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang lifts the trophy after winning the English FA Community Shield football match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in north London on August 29, 2020. - Arsenal won the match 5-4 in a penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 in normal time. (Photo by ANDREW COULDRIDGE / POOL / AFP)

Work to do: Arteta confident and Aubameyang excited to be at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta is confident Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to stay at Arsenal and Aubameyang is excited to be an Arsenal player
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal FC celebrates scoring his sides first goal with teammates during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match between Arsenal FC and Olympiacos FC at Emirates Stadium on February 27, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.

How much will Arsenal earn from the Europa League?

Arsenal only made the last-32 of the Europa League last season but the money they earned emphases its importance, especially if they can go further in 2020/21.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally signs new Arsenal deal LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal poses with Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal and the FA Cup Trophy after their teams victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Podcast: Beautiful end to a bonkers Arsenal season

Matthew is joined by Paul for Episode 251 to review and rejoice the FA Cup Final, give lots of love to Mikel Arteta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and others, while wishing they took betting tips from Anita!

Superb dressing room shot as Mikel Arteta and players celebrate FA Cup win

Arsenal players, as you might expect, had a bit of a party in the Wembley dressing room and some of the pictures that have emerged are brilliant.
Arsenal fans celebrate outside the Emirates stadium in north London on August 1, 2020, after their team won the English FA Cup final football match against Chelsea. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

Quite possibly the most depressing 19/20 Arsenal season review you’ll read

2020 has been a hell of a year for most people and footballing woes, in the light of everything else that’s going on around the planet, are trivial in comparison. Welcome to the most depressing end-of-season review you're going to read this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Aubameyang makes headlines but 2 others shone: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea

Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup against Chelsea on Saturday, qualifying for the Europa League group stages in the process.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal reacts during the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

‘Touch of class’: Celtic congratulate Kieran Tierney on winning FA Cup with Arsenal

Kieran Tierney already has eight trophies from his time in Scotland with Celtic and the Scot's boyhood club wasted no time in congratulating their former son after Arsenal beat Chelsea at Wembley to claim their 14th FA Cup.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal is seen with a Always Forward on their back during the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Emi Martinez can’t stop crying to give interview, Aubameyang steps in

Emiliano Martinez was so emotional after Arsenal beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup on Saturday, he couldn't stop crying long enough to answer any of the BBC's questions and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had to step in.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy with his team mates after their victory in the Heads Up FA Cup Final match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on August 01, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

Officials favour Arsenal for a change as they beat Chelsea to win FA Cup

Arsenal beat Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday to lift their 14th FA Cup, showing what they can do with a referee who isn't hellbent on ruining their lives.

Aubameyang likely to sign Arsenal extension - but only if they win cup final

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should extend his contract if Arsenal win the FA Cup final on Saturday, but he's likely to leave if they don't.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is seen during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Surprise as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Chelsea story drops on FA Cup final day

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to force through a move to Chelsea in January according to an EXCLUSIVE in Saturday's Daily Mail which is nice to hear the same day the two sides are set to meet in the FA Cup final.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Chelsea: Maitland-Niles and Pepe to start FA Cup final

Arsenal take on Chelsea in the 2020 Heads Up FA Cup final on Saturday, with a trophy and Europa League football on the line.
Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil in Turkey, Matteo Guendouzi not training

Mesut Ozil has reportedly spent the last few days in Turkey and will not, you will all be shocked to hear, form part of Arsenal's FA Cup final squad for Saturday's game against Chelsea.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: A general view inside the stadium prior to the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Justin Tallis/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal and Chelsea fans urged to stay away from Wembley to avoid Liverpool repeat

Arsenal and Chelsea fans have been urged to stay away from Wembley for Saturday's FA Cup final with the FA fearing a repeat of scenes outside Anfield when Liverpool won the Premier League for the first time in 30 years.

Arsenal and Chelsea get patched-up kits for FA Cup final

Both Arsenal and Chelsea have had to work out how to squeeze yet another patch onto their kits for the FA Cup final on Saturday with the FA asking them to add one in support of Prince William's mental health charity initiative, 'Heads Up'.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Watford FC at Emirates Stadium on July 26, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Neil Hall/Pool via Getty Images)

Mikel Arteta explains how he will pick FA Cup final squad

Mikel Arteta says every player needs to earn their place in the squad for the FA Cup final through their performances in training this week.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on July 18, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Childs/Pool via Getty Images)

Arsenal star to miss FA Cup final with hamstring injury

Shkodran Mustafi is very likely out of the FA Cup final against Chelsea next week, according to reports and quotes from Mikel Arteta.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 17: David Luiz of Arsenal receives a red card from match referee Anthony Taylor during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on June 17, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Peter Powell/Pool via Getty Images)

Penalties expected after FA announce referee for Arsenal cup final vs Chelsea

Anthony Taylor will referee the FA Cup final 2020 between Arsenal and Chelsea, with details of the game released on Wednesday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 26: A general view showing the score on the big screen during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on February 26, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Arsenal or Tottenham: Who won that decade?

If Arsenal had only managed to hold on to a single point against Chelsea on Sunday they would have finished above Spurs in the League Table of the Decade, but even though they didn't, it's hardly anything for Spurs to be proud of.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Bernd Leno of Arsenal reacts after Chelsea score their first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Arsenal players rally behind Bernd Leno on Instagram

Arsenal players rallied behind Bernd Leno on his Instagram post after the goalkeeper's mistake led to defeat against Chelsea on Sunday.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal Player Ratings vs Chelsea: Aubameyang and Torreira impress, fan favourites disappoint

Arsenal threw away 83 minutes of good work to lose against Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, in Mikel Arteta's first home game in charge.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Aubameyang’s defensive stats v Chelsea smash his season averages

I've not always believed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the best choice for club captain but on Sunday against Chelsea, the forward led by example for the whole match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Jorginho of Chelsea celebrates with Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard admits what we all know about Chelsea against Arsenal

After their win over Arsenal, Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea rode their luck and that Jorginho probably should have seen red for a second yellow.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Callum Chambers of Arsenal leaves the pitch following an injury during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal injury update does not bring good news

Mikel Arteta has given updates on Granit Xhaka and Calum Chambers and the latter looks like he could be set for a spell on the sidelines.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette (2R) is shown a yellow card by referee Craig Pawson during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in London on December 29, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/IKIMAGES/AFP via Getty Images)

Referee robs Mikel Arteta's Arsenal against Chelsea

Mikel Arteta was robbed of his first win as Arsenal head coach by a series of awful mistakes, led by the referee Craig Pawson.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arteta wants to win Arsenal fans back but he already has them ahead of...

Mikel Arteta believes if he can convince the players he can turn things around the fans will believe but do the fans need much to convince them?
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Marcos Alonso of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 22, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Frank Lampard gives Chelsea injury update for Arsenal clash

Marcos Alonso should return in time to face Arsenal but Reece James won't, according to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard in an injury update.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arteta explains what Arsenal need to beat Chelsea

Arsenal v Chelsea used to be a clash of the heavyweights but as we head into this banter-weight special, Mikel Arteta explains what he thinks Arsenal need to win the game.
Arsenal's French-born Ivorian midfielder Nicolas Pepe takes a free-kick to scores his team's second goal during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Vitoria Guimaraes at the Emirates stadium in London on October 24, 2019. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP / Getty Images)

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Chelsea: Pépé and Chambers set to start

Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in a Premier League clash on Sunday, Mikel Arteta's first home game as the new head coach.