The line ups are in and as we expected Arsenal put out the same line up that fended off an impotent Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend. That means that Tomas Rosicky has recovered from his ankle knock. Lukas Podolski continues on the left, looks like he is being trusted in the big games now, hopefully he can repay that faith with a goal.
Confirmed Line Up:
Sagna Mertesacker Koscielny Gibbs
Rosicky Cazorla Podolski
Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Flamini, Kallstrom, Gnabry, Sanogo
I cannot tell you how much I want us to beat Chelsea. While we are depleted somewhat with key players missing, we still have a lot of quality on that pitch.
I don't care if we have 10% of the ball and have one shot, as long as that shot goes in and we keep the ball out of our net then I will be a happy Gooner.
I want to see fight from our lot today. Full commitment from all the players and I do not expect anything less from both sides in truth.
My nerves are well and truly here now. Check back after the game for another Q&A post match article from some more Gooners.
Come on you Gunners!