Arsenal v Chelsea

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Reckon Arsenal will win this. We're not playing well still and Arsenal are at their peak.

I don't think it matters too much this game, we need two wins from our remaining fixtures I think. Had we dropped points against QPR and Man Utd this would have been massive.

I'd be pretty happy with a draw. 0-0 with Chelsea getting 22% possession and Arsenal fans world wide moaning that we haven't got the 'class' to be champions.
 
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Reckon Arsenal will win this. We're not playing well still and Arsenal are at their peak.

I don't think it matters too much this game, we need two wins from our remaining fixtures I think. Had we dropped points against QPR and Man Utd this would have been massive.

I'd be pretty happy with a draw. 0-0 with Chelsea getting 22% possession and Arsenal fans world wide moaning that we haven't got the 'class' to be champions.
I won't be one of them. You could have 5% possession and a draw and for me you'll rightly be champions. "By any means" doesn't mean it has to be pretty.

We won't win. It's Chelsea, tired team with injuries or not Drogba will seal you at least a point.
 

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FS, forgot about Drogba. Chances of the expression 'bete noir' being used in the Guardian's match report have shot up.
 

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Big game. We won't be catching Chelsea, but it'd be nice to close the gap a bit. Win and we probably finish 2nd and are on course for over 80 points this season (we haven't done that in awhile), plus the team gets a huge mental boost going into next season and Mourinho's voodoo over Wenger is ended. A win gives both the team, and the media, belief that Wenger's side could challenge next season.

I think this will finish 1-1. Early Arsenal pressure eventually leads to a goal and then a feel-good nostalgic moment for Drogba with a latish equaliser.

I expect:
Ospina
Debuchy - Gabriel - Koscielny - Monreal
Ramsey - Coquelin
Cazorla - Özil - Alexis
Giroud

...with it becoming a 4-1-3-2 in possession with Cazorla dropping centrally to dictate, Ramsey moving to the right, and Özil playing a free role, joining the attack on the strong side and creating space for others with his movement. Alexis joining Giroud up top.
 

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Looks like Drogba will start upfront. He's got a great record against Arsenal but he's well past it now.
 

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To be fair, Chelsea haven't even got any strikers starting...
Mertesacker has been 50/50 all week leading up to today though, we're in trouble if he gets injured.

Apart from that I'm delighted with the team.
 
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Looking at the lineups on paper I'd say we more than match that chelsea side, and with us being at home and in great form should be confident of solidifying 2nd place.

But we're playing a Mourinho team, so i'll be surprised if we win tbh. 0-0 or 1-1
 

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