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

Quitley confident, thank God Hazard is gone though

Futsboller

But we still have Mustafi — what a twit …

Qwaliteee

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

Rob

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

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

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

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

baz00r

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

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

Artetas assistant

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

Kaleja

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

Me from Here

Indeed, he was. What a goal!

Arteta the gaffer

Arsenal 1-0 win mark my words

goonero

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

Arteta the gaffer

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

goonero

You need to polish that crystal ball of yours mate

Rob

Prat

Michael Bolton Wanderers

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

Paul Roberts

Love that lineup COYG!

SB Still

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

Let’s do this.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Our youngest ever bench for a league game maybe?

Arimnestos

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

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

I have a feeling Luiz will be the man tonight

So it would seem.

Paul Roberts

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

The Arsenal

Mustafi in the middle.

Paul Roberts

Cheap shot.

The Arsenal

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

Paul Roberts

Haha..

Qwaliteee

Mustafi in an Arsenal shirt.

Swifty

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

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

Swifty

Hehehehe

Rob

Someone in the middle

Richie

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

BigArse

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

abdu

its lacadate…today. he will score 2

Ray Middleton

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

Richie

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

DGooner

Mustafi’s match fit. Holding is not.

Qwaliteee

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

Richie

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

The Spoon

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

Billy

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

AussieGooner

Look at each of their last games.

Holding was very poor, Mustafi was very good,.

It is a no brainer.

Qwaliteee

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

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

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

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

Richie

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

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

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

SB Still

This is why Mustafi has to go

Billy Bob

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

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

Richie

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

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

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

Arsemusic

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

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

karl

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

Mesut O’Neill

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

Richie

Hopefully Sokratis and Holding for the next 3 games.

Qwaliteee

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

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

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

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

Qwaliteee

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

Tommmy

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

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

Qwaliteee

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

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

Qwaliteee

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

Bergkamp2Wright

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

Mesut O’Neill

Which one?

Qwaliteee

Duhhhhh….Mustafi?

Bergkamp2Wright

Get Ozil off FFS

Snagger

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

Bodie CI5

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

The double act at the back pay out

Grumbleduke

Good grief.

Qwaliteee

I warned you all. Mustafi is gonna Mustafi.

Qwaliteee

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

Rob

Same old crap

Qwaliteee

Same old Mustafi.

Mesut O’Neill

Ancellotti is doing a job @everton ?

Mesut O’Neil

Just put the mockers on him ?

Rob

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

Mesut O’Neill

No sir. That mantle officially belongs to Phil Jones

Matt

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

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

We’re 13th now. Fucking hell. Hahahahahaha

Bergkamp2Wright

Back up to 10th. Phewwww

Billy Bob

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

Bodie CI5

Fought back well,,, fair play Gunners

Presto

Wow!!!

Bergkamp2Wright

Epic

Dave

Martinelli, Bellerin and Leno, things of beauty!!