Arsenal take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this evening, hoping to do better than the game from just a few weeks ago which we lost 2-1 at the Emirates.

A win would be a great confidence boost, and here are this evening’s official line-ups.

Chelsea: To follow

Subs:

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Pepe, Martinelli, Lacazette

Subs: Martinez, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi, Willock, Ceballos, Nketiah

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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OnlyBeingHonest
OnlyBeingHonest
1 month ago

Quitley confident, thank God Hazard is gone though

Futsboller
Futsboller
1 month ago

But we still have Mustafi — what a twit …

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Futsboller

Where’s the Mustafi fan club tonight? Your hero strikes again…..

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Futsboller

He as got to be the worst Arsenal player ever to put an Arsenal SHIRT on ,i have seen the gunners play for 72 years

Atkinson
Atkinson
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Mustafi is a disgrace to Football, Arsenal FC, EPL, and his family. I’ve never seen any footballer so consistently appalling in every match in my entire life. He should be ashamed of himself.

baz00r
baz00r
1 month ago
Reply to  Atkinson

He has achieved way more than you in life no doubt. And it’s just football, disgrace to his family earning millions to give them a good life. You are an absolute fucking cunt.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  baz00r

Oh dear baz00r. Toys out of the Priam because, yet again, your hero has proved what an utter waste of space he is.

baz00r
baz00r
1 month ago
Reply to  Qwaliteee

I know he is a waste of space. I have absolutely no affection for Mustafi. But a disgrace to his family? Give me a break.

PodB
PodB
1 month ago
Reply to  Atkinson

Is that you Martin? You are a disgrace to your federation.

Artetas assistant
Artetas assistant
1 month ago

Sad Chelsea virgins, you know, you shouldn’t really laugh at Martinelli. It’s like laughing at Suarez or Ronaldo ?

Kaleja
Kaleja
1 month ago

Good to have you back, Hector. May be He will be our lucky charm.

Me from Here
Me from Here
1 month ago
Reply to  Kaleja

Indeed, he was. What a goal!

Arteta the gaffer
Arteta the gaffer
1 month ago

Arsenal 1-0 win mark my words

goonero
goonero
1 month ago

If we don’t get exactly this result I’m going to find you and hurt you

Arteta the gaffer
Arteta the gaffer
1 month ago
Reply to  goonero

I’m really sorry guys especially goonero but this will 100% be a loss Mark these words.

goonero
goonero
1 month ago

You need to polish that crystal ball of yours mate

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  goonero

Prat

Michael Bolton Wanderers
Michael Bolton Wanderers
1 month ago

I too am confident of a clean sheet also.. as well

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
1 month ago

Love that lineup COYG!

SB Still
SB Still
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

Yes, the bench is very young (not inexperienced).

Let’s do this.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)
Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

Our youngest ever bench for a league game maybe?

Arimnestos
1 month ago

Pepe to shine tonight. I feel it in my bones.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)
Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)
1 month ago
Reply to  Arimnestos

I have a feeling Luiz will be the man tonight

Deano
1 month ago

So it would seem.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
1 month ago

Bellers and Pepe down the right, Saka and Martinelli down the left. What’s not to like??? 🙂

The Arsenal
The Arsenal
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

Mustafi in the middle.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
1 month ago
Reply to  The Arsenal

Cheap shot.

The Arsenal
The Arsenal
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

It was. But the guy prior to me set it all up

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts
1 month ago
Reply to  The Arsenal

Haha..

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

Mustafi in an Arsenal shirt.

Swifty
Swifty
1 month ago
Reply to  Qwaliteee

I wish Holding was playing purely for the possibility that the commentators might say the defender’s Holding, the winger’s Pepe.

But I guess that only happens in cricket

Red Fred
Red Fred
1 month ago
Reply to  Swifty

Oh for the days we had Coq in our side. Then you would really have a line 🙂

Swifty
Swifty
1 month ago
Reply to  Red Fred

Hehehehe

Rob
Rob
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Roberts

Someone in the middle

Richie
1 month ago

I can’t see how we keep a clean sheet with that defense, so I’d take a 1-1.

BigArse
BigArse
1 month ago

One of our front three has got to have a big game. I’ve got a feeling it’ll be Martinelli.

abdu
abdu
1 month ago

its lacadate…today. he will score 2

Ray Middleton
Ray Middleton
1 month ago

With Mustafi in defence, I’ll take draw now!

Richie
1 month ago
Reply to  Ray Middleton

I don’t know how Mustafi is picked ahead of Holding.

DGooner
DGooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Richie

Mustafi’s match fit. Holding is not.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  DGooner

Match fit for tiddlywinks. The centre of Arsenal’s defence? No.

Richie
1 month ago
Reply to  DGooner

Holding should be match fit he played 90 minutes against Leeds 2 weeks ago.

The Spoon
The Spoon
1 month ago

Just by the law of averages, Lacca has to score at some point, and away from home. Tonights the night.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago

Don’t mean to sound a broken record but surely holding could do a job as well or better then mustafi.

AussieGooner
AussieGooner
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Look at each of their last games.

Holding was very poor, Mustafi was very good,.

It is a no brainer.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  AussieGooner

The only one without a brain is Mustafi. Under hit back pass forces Luiz into unnecessary pressure and conceding a penalty. Luiz gets the red card. Chelsea tuck the penalty away. 1 nil down and down to ten men before half time. All because that idiot can’t pass.

The Far Post
The Far Post
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Holding must not be 100% yet. I wonder if Bellerin is 100% himself. Am afraid it might be more the case that AMN is at the infamous red line: he’s played a lot of tough matches.

Segun
Segun
1 month ago
Reply to  The Far Post

Got to say I am not feeling too confident seeing a player who lacks match sharpness starting in such a game. Let’s hope I am wrong but he could be targeted.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago

More to the point, Mustafi starts with Holding on the bench…….

Richie
1 month ago

Everton and Southampton both winning so we kick-off this match in 12th position. But still in Europe. Really is memories of the 1994/1995 season.

Bodie CI5
Bodie CI5
1 month ago

Looking at the table at 18.10 tonight as it stands we drop down to 12th and 6 points away from the drop ? and Southampton above us, could even stay that way if lose to Chelsea,,,, scary thought……

Bodie CI5
Bodie CI5
1 month ago

20 mins in arsenal getting torn apart,,, can’t watch anymore, midsomer murder here we come ??

SB Still
SB Still
1 month ago

This is why Mustafi has to go

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

Yeah I have been following the game on the live blog and blogs said mustafi under hit the pass and now we are in a right mess – he really should not be playing another game henceforth

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy Bob

I fear this will be a hammering!! Over and out!!!

Richie
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

It’s shocking. Every single game it’s error upon error.

SB Still
SB Still
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

I’m trying to figure out if I’m a glory hunter or not someone who can suffer as much as I thought I could.

I’ve switched channels (recording though for that 1% chance).

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  SB Still

I’ve been saying it for ages. And still his little group of worshippers defend the idiot.

Arsemusic
Arsemusic
1 month ago

Usual bad costly mistake. With him it’s never far away and he’s not learning. I can remember at least 3 times recently hes done this same error.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Arsemusic

He’ll never ever change – and this is what the numpties who hero worship the idiot can’t get through their mutton heads.

karl
karl
1 month ago

Surely this has to be the last Mustafi is seen in an Arsenal shirt.

Mesut O’Neill
Mesut O’Neill
1 month ago
Reply to  karl

Unfortunately with Luiz out for 3 games Mustafi will have to play. Maybe that was his plan

Richie
1 month ago

Hopefully Sokratis and Holding for the next 3 games.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Richie

It’s got to be Holding and Sokratis until Luiz can return. Arteta doesn’t just risk points if he continues with Mustafi. He risks the goodwill of the Arsenal faithful. Most of us – those of us who know anything at all about the game – have had it with the has-been. I cannot wait for the day that he finally leaves.

FMT
FMT
1 month ago

Well, whatever hope anyone has left of Mustafi, it’s up in flames now.
I don’t even think any club in it’s right senses would offer to buy him now. We might as well offer him early retirement and buy his contract off him
?

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  FMT

Holding has got to start the next game. Arteta won’t be doing himself any favours whilst that absolute muppet continues to cost us precious points.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

For the lIFE of me, WHY ARE WE STILL PLAYING THE WORST PLAYER TO EVER PUT ON AN ARSENAL SHIRT ?

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Another potential win and two more dropped points, courtesy of the German Frank Spencer.

Tommmy
Tommmy
1 month ago

Ffs. I’m so fucking done with Mustafi. Arteta’s clean slate has just cost us any chance in this game.
Mustafi has to be our worst signing since… Silvestre? Or ever.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommmy

Also cost us our best defender thanks to our worst!!!

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommmy

He’s worse than Gus Caesar from the late 80’s – and Gus was as shit as they come. He cost us a League Cup Final victory over Luton Town in 1988. But he’s nothing compared to Mustafi….

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommmy

I’m done with most of these players. Majority are bang average.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago

Actually, most of them have improved under Arteta. With the exception of one.

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago

Serious questions about why that useless c**t is anywhere near this team.

Mesut O’Neill
Mesut O’Neill
1 month ago

Which one?

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago

Duhhhhh….Mustafi?

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago

Get Ozil off FFS

Snagger
Snagger
1 month ago

BT commentary Ozil didn’t Ave any effect when down to 10 men and none when they had 11

Bodie CI5
Bodie CI5
1 month ago

Southampton and Watford were in the drop zone not long ago, now Southampton are above us and Watford are 3 points behind us, and if Burnley beat man u tomorrow we be in 13th,, WHAT THE FU*K IS GOING ON,,

ABC
ABC
1 month ago

The double act at the back pay out

Grumbleduke
Grumbleduke
1 month ago

Good grief.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Grumbleduke

I warned you all. Mustafi is gonna Mustafi.

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago

Come on then – all you Mustafi teenyboppers. Vote me down. LMFAO.

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Same old crap

Qwaliteee
Qwaliteee
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Same old Mustafi.

Mesut O’Neill
Mesut O’Neill
1 month ago

Ancellotti is doing a job @everton ?

Mesut O’Neil
Mesut O’Neil
1 month ago

Just put the mockers on him ?

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Please can somebody tell me why we are still playing the WORST Centre back in the world

Mesut O’Neill
Mesut O’Neill
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

No sir. That mantle officially belongs to Phil Jones

Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

What, the one who blocked countless Chelsea shots in our box and made the clearance for Martinelli’s goal? Apart from that poor back-pass and one or two wayward passes, he had a great game

Bodie CI5
Bodie CI5
1 month ago

Oops already in 13th ,,put the mockers on it,,, so in that case if Burnley beat man u we will be 14th tomorrow,,,, hooray ????

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago

We’re 13th now. Fucking hell. Hahahahahaha

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago

Back up to 10th. Phewwww

Billy Bob
Billy Bob
1 month ago

Wow Martinelli is pure class, can we get a winner? Oh how delightful would that be!!!

Bodie CI5
Bodie CI5
1 month ago

Fought back well,,, fair play Gunners

Presto
Presto
1 month ago

Wow!!!

Bergkamp2Wright
Bergkamp2Wright
1 month ago
Reply to  Presto

Epic

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Martinelli, Bellerin and Leno, things of beauty!!