There is currently competition in all the areas of the pitch for Arsenal – to be able to get the better of any opponent; the midfield must be cohesive. We must retain the ideology of a fluid game hinged on ball retention and positional discipline.
From the defense, there’s currently no selection headache even though the back four that thumped Nottingham Forest last night did it without conceding any goal. Knowing who Arsene Wenger is, Petr Cech is now Arsenal’s Premier League goalkeeper and he will surely play in-between the sticks against his former club.
Mustafi’s performance in his debut for Arsenal stirred criticism from fans and pundits but he gave them a lot to ponder about with his impressive cameo against Hull City last weekend. The understanding between him and Koscielny is getting better and I’m just positive about him – don’t forget that he wasn’t part of our pre-season.
New boy Granit Xhaka has only but helped to increase the selection headache for Arsene Wenger. The 24-year-old showed class yesterday too. You realize that he is a more complete player than Coquelin. Xhaka maintains his DM position, a tough tackler, a fantastic passer of the ball and very perfect with his powerful shot. But for Chelsea, Xhaka and Coquelin will do well for us in midfield with Cazorla playing as the schemer in their front while Xhaka is allowed a bit of freedom to roam the length and breadth of the pitch.
However, this is how we think Arsenal will line-up vs Chelsea.