Charlie Nicholas has claimed that Arsenal’s defence has no idea what it is doing, and will be punished by Chelsea later on today.
The Gunners make the short trip across London to take on the Premier League champions at Stamford Bridge tonight, in the opening leg o the Carabao Cup semi-final.
The two sides recently met at the Emirates to share the spoils with a 2-2 draw, but had Alvaro Morata been his usual self, you would have expected him to have put our side to the sword considering the chances our defence allowed him to gain.
Another showing of mistakes by our defence tonight will certainly see us punished, and Nicholas named the hosts as favourites for the tie.
Charlie said: “It was cracking 2-2 draw at the Emirates and Arsene Wenger has to pick a strong team here after making so many changes in the FA Cup, but so will Antonio Conte, which makes Chelsea favourites.
“Arsenal can have a day when the front three click and they’re fantastic going forward, but they are broken defensively.
“They have been for a while and they don’t know how to fix it, so Steve Bould must start making his voice heard.
“Arsene Wenger comes out and says we keep making the same mistakes and we all say, really? Is he finally starting to see the picture? His solution was a back three but that is still the same players with no idea how to defend.
“I don’t see too much hope for Arsenal and I just hope they can nick a goal to keep the tie going.
“I could see Alvaro Morata making up for his missed chances and getting a brace here, while I can also see discipline issues for a Arsenal given they don’t even seem to want to celebrate together when they’re winning.”
Will Wenger be able to get his defenders on point tomorrow? Is a clean sheet out of the question? Are the Blues only favourites due to their home advantage?