I really hope that Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players do not spend this week preparing for the top of the table clash with Chelsea assuming that Chelsea will come to the Emirates stadium ripe for the plucking because of the striker crisis currently affecting the Blues, because that way lies disaster.
To be honest, I don´t think they will. For one thing, the Arsenal boss would not believe Jose Mourinho if the Chelsea boss told the Frenchman that grass was green so he will probably expect Diego Costa to make a `miraculous´ recovery, which he might. But on the face of it, Chelsea will be without their thuggish Spain international and without Didier Drogba as well, while Loic Remy is rated as having just over 50 percent chance of playing according to an ESPN report.
Even assuming that Chelsea´s three strikers are out of action though, it does not mean that the Gunners will have an easy task on Sunday as it will make Mourinho even more negative than usual and that means a massive blue bus and plenty of gamesmanship is heading to north London.
We must be patient and not leave ourselves exposed to the counter attack like Man United did on Sunday. But with a bit of luck and a decent referee, Arsenal should have the keys to unlock the Chelsea defence and give Wenger a long awaited victory over his arch rival.