Arsenal were the big winners of the last Premier League match day as they won a huge home game against title rivals Manchester City. Arsenal hadn’t beaten Manchester City in the Premier League since Mikel Arteta joined the club, so this was a huge result for The Gunners.
A Gabriel Martinelli deflected goal 6 minutes from time was enough for Arsenal to win the game and go joint top of the Premier League. William Saliba and Gabriel marshaled the defence brilliantly to ensure Haaland didn’t have any chances on goal.
Declan Rice continues to show his worth to Arsenal and was once again a key part of Arsenal securing the win and not giving opposition many chances on goal. A switch in goal has seen David Raya take up the number 1 spot, and although he may have looked a little shaky at times, he is doing enough for the team.
Arsenal remain unbeaten this Premier League season and know they have to keep winning as Manchester City will very likely bounce back from back to back Premier League defeats.
The Gunners won this fixture 1-0 last season with a Gabriel winner and expect Arsenal to look to keep Chelsea chances to a minimum and offensively use their key attacking players of Martinelli, Jesus, Havertz and Nketiah to do enough to secure enough to win.
Arsenal may have Thomas Partey ready to start which can give them extra protection in front of defence, but he can also be key going forward as he showed with his goal v Tottenham last season.
Chelsea started the season with a creditable 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool, but then offensively they failed to score in a number of home games which saw them lose at home to Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.
The international break came at a bad time for Chelsea as they recorded their best win of the season, a 4-1 win away at Burnley and signs of improvement were definitely on show as Chelsea moved the ball well and Sterling looked impressive, as did Jackson, who had come under pressure. New signings Caicedo and last seasons big signing Fernandez are now becoming more used to the style of play that Pochettino is looking to have The blues playing.
It promises to be a tight game and with Arsenal’s extra strength in defence, plus their impressive firepower up front, Arsenal can go on and snatch a victory in this one.
Handicap Match Betting
|Chelsea to win||23/10 Bet365|
|Draw||5/2 William Hill|
|Arsenal to win||13/10 BetUK|
Chelsea have shown signs of improvement in the last couple of Premier League games and the international break came at the wrong time for them.
Arsenal know they have to keep up their good recent form and after beating Champions Manchester City, it will mean nothing if they come to London rivals Chelsea and don’t pick up all 3 points.
Our punters.pub bet of the day is for Arsenal to win at 13/10 with BetUK.