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Don’t be daft Arsenal – A draw at Chelsea is a GREAT result

With all the bad blood between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, and with the desire for Arsenal to show that last season’s awful string of results away to the Premier League big boys wasan aberration, there is a feeling that the Frenchman will send the Gunners out with the intent to attack the league leaders and go for all three points.

Why Arsenal MUST ignore Mourinho mind games!

It is not easy for anyone connected with Arsenal Football Club to rise above the taunts and mind games of Jose Mourinho, but it is crucially important the the players and manager do their best to ignore any little digs the Chelsea boss aims in our direction between now and kick off at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Us fans can get as angry as we like of course, but you know that the only reason for Maureen to say things is a calculated plot to put the Gunners off our stride. In fact, the Prof and his players should take it as a compliment, because it shows that the Portuguese coach sees Arsenal as a real threat.

Arsenal and Chelsea keepers show respect

The big London Derby between the capital’s two top teams is coming up, and there is no doubt that Wojciech Szczesny and Thibaut Courtois will have a big part to play in who emerges the winner. In the build up Courtois says that Arsenal are a “really top team” while Szczesny has named Chelsea as one of the best sides in Europe, and Diego Costa as one of the world’s best strikers. Szczesny said on Arsenal.com: “Costa is incredible,”

“His partnership with Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard has been incredible and, at the moment, he’s looking as dangerous as any striker in the world.

Arsenal v Chelsea Stats and Infographic

Wenger has come up against Mourinho’s Chelsea eleven times. Arsenal have drawn five while Chelsea have six wins.

Goals Scored in those 11 games: Arsenal 6 – Chelsea 19

Last season: Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal

In 2013/14 Against the Top Four Teams: Chelsea won 5 and drew 1 – Arsenal won 1 and lost 3 (2 draws)

17 of the 41 league goals (41%) conceded by Arsenal last season came in defeats away to the three sides that finished above them – at Manchester City (6-3), Liverpool (5-1) and Chelsea (6-0).

Wenger – Arsenal are going to Chelsea for three points

Arsene Wenger will not forget his 1000th game in charge of Arsenal in a hurry as we were soundly destroyed 6-0 by Jose Mourinho´s rampaging Chelsea side in last years fixture at Stamford Bridge, but now our manager is looking to get revenge and believes that Chelsea have had an easy run of games so far this season.

“We want to go to Chelsea to win.” Wenger said. “The fact they are six points ahead makes that desire even bigger. We are both still unbeaten but I feel we have had a more difficult run than them. It’s a vital game for us to stay in the race,”

Arsenal to change tactics against Chelsea?

God knows how many times JustArsenal readers have begged Arsene Wenger to adjust his tactics depending on the opposition instead of just Attack! Attack!, especially after Arsenal’s embarrassing defeats against the Top Teams last season including the 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Well this time around Arsenal have Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck around to cause a few more problems for the Chelsea defence, and according to Per Mertesacker, the Gunners will be “trying new things”>

He was quoted in the Independent after the excellent performance against Galatasary: “Obviously it is a good lift before the Chelsea game. We have got good confidence at the moment and will try to implement that into the game on Sunday,”

Two BIG reasons for Arsenal NOT to fear Chelsea!!

Make no mistake about it Arsenal fans, an away game at Chelsea is likely to be the hardest fixture for us in the Premier League this season. It always has been, especially with Jose Mourinho in charge of the Blues, with Arsene Wenger still to register a win over the Portuguese pillock. And this season they look stronger than ever, so the Gunners have a tough task at hand on Sunday.

Should Arsenal use Diaby as DM against Chelsea?

Arsenal were very impressive in the first half against Galatasary, in fact they controlled the game right up until Wojciech Szczesny got himself dismissed, but there is no doubt that Sunday’s game against League leaders Chelsea will be a different kettle of fish. The Gunners will have to be much stronger at the back and the defense will need as much help as possible from the midfield.

Due to Wenger refusing to bring in a new DM in the summer and the subsequent injury to Mikel Arteta, we only have the lumbering Matthieu Flamini available to take that role, unless Wenger decides to use the ace-up-his-sleeve and take a chance on putting Abou Diaby in at the deep end against Jose Mourinho’s men.

Official teams and preview of Arsenal v Galatasaray

Arsenal will want to get their Champions League campaign back on trach this evening and we have a great chance at home against Galatasaray. And not only will a win put us back in a good position to at least qualify, a good performance will go a long way to banishing the memory of the poor showing against Borussia Fortmund two weeks ago.

Arsene Wenger has the usual injury problems to contend with and the Frenchman will also have one eye on the trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. That is probably the reason for him leaving Jack Wilshere out of the starting line up tonight.

Arsenal v Galatasary Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Galatasaray Preview, Predicted Line up and score by KJ

We went into this season excited at the possibilities with the acquisition of Welbeck and Sanchez. However, I do feel a lack of excitement going into this Champions League match because of our poor form, our poor football and all of our injured players.

Thanks to our injuries, Wenger will probably revert back to the 4-2-3-1 as we have only one fully fit central midfielder at the moment and his name is Mathieu Flamini. But I’m not too worried about the result. The Turkish teams are so poor away from home in England and they don’t have the quality individually to overcome the English teams. I can’t see that being any different regardless of our problems.

Pick YOUR Arsenal team to beat Galatasary – Here’s mine!

My Arsenal XI to Face Galatasaray in the Champions League! by AT

After a rather unsatisfactory draw against Spurs in the North London derby, Arsenal welcome Turkish giants Galatasaray to the Emirates for the next round of the Champions League group stages. Following the defeat to Borrusia Dortmund in the opening round of fixtures, Arsene Wenger’s team will need a full three points to kickstart their European campaign .

Team selection will once again be a tricky job for Arsene Wenger, following calf and hamstring injuries to Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey respectively. But here’s how I’d go about it.

Arsenal will NOT change approach for Chelsea! Oh Dear!

When Arsenal travelled to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League in late March, we ended up with our biggest defeat of the season. And after that 6-0 humbling, made even worse by the fact that it was a landmark day for Arsene Wenger and was completely ruined by his arch enemy Jose Mourinho, it was clear that our tactics had been wrong.

The Gunners had already done it before at Anfield, but we did not learn from that thrashing by Liverpool and just repeated the mistake against Chelsea. An early goal saw us throw players forward on the attack and that just opened us up to more goals at the wrong end.