Arsenal are still at the top of the Premier League – for now. They will need Manchester CIty to slip up – additionally, they’ll also need to get a positive result when they take on big-spending London rivals Chelsea.
Arsenal are set to be without William Saliba and Mohamed Elneny for their game against the Blues. Additionally, Takehiro Tomiyasu is also set to miss out, as he continues to recover from his knee injury – he will likely make his return next season.
In their last league game, Arsenal were humbled at the hands of a rampant Manchester City outfit. The Citizens went 2-0 up in the first half, as Kevin De Bruyne made it 3-0 just under ten minutes after the break. It was a consummate dismantling by City – even a late goal by Rob Holding was cancelled out, as Erling Haaland made it 4-1 in added time.
Meanwhile, Chelsea also suffered defeat in their last game, as they were comfortably beaten at Stamford Bridge by fellow London outfit Brentford. The Bees swarmed Chelsea from the opening moments, stifling their creativity and breaking at will – they won the game 2-0, as the Blues now sit just nine points above the relegation zone.
When the two teams last came to blows, Arsenal escaped Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 win. It was a close, full-blooded encounter with few clear-cut chances – the only goal of the game was scored by Gabriel.