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,”
“The most important thing is to be at the level we want to be on Sunday. Chelsea are very good defensively. Chelsea won the Champions League with good defensive stability. They have one of the best defensive records in England”
Wenger has never beaten Chelsea with Mourinho in charge and the two have had a few little “disagreements”down the years, but the Frenchman does not think this will have any effect on the outcome of this game. He said: “I work for my club and I want them and our fans to be happy after the game. That’s nothing to do with individual confrontation”
I’m not sure that Chelsea have really had it so easy with Man City only earning a draw at the Etihad with a late equaliser, and scoring six goals to smash Everton at Goodison Park, but Arsenal HAVE managed tough draws with Man City, Everton and Spurs and do remain unbeaten in fourth place. We simply can’t allow Chelsea to move nine points clear of us – so we just have to shock the League leaders on Sunday. They have to lose sometime don’t they?