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You won’t believe what these Chelsea players said before Arsenal vs Chelsea

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Arsenal vs Chelsea this Sunday

 

Chelsea host Arsenal this Sunday at Stamford Bridge who have failed to win a game at Stamford Bridge since 2011. The game is going to be very tough as Chelsea has lost to Arsenal 3 out of 4 times since Antonio Conte’s arrival.

Conte lost to Arsenal 3-0 last September as well but he did manage to win 3-1 against them in February.

The Italian manager is said to be suffering from a throat infection. This will prove to be very beneficial for us as he won’t be able to express himself fully to his squad.

Communication between the players and managers is important, especially during the match when the manager feels like a player isn’t doing something he should be.

 

Here’s what our rivals had to say about us:

Ex-Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas dubbed the clash between Arsenal vs Chelsea a “tough, tough game”. He said after their 6-0 win against Qarabag:

 “We are just focusing on Arsenal now which is a tough, tough game on Sunday.

“It’s a very difficult period for us. You could see the coach rotated five players.

“We have seven games in 21 days, that’s not what we are used to from last year because the Champions League is in the middle and last year it wasn’t there.

“We have to be on top, and as the coach says eat well and sleep well, and try to recover well for Sunday.”

 

 

Cesar Azpilicueta called the Arsenal vs Chelsea “special” and he also said:

 “It was a really disappointing start, the loss against Burnley. It was not expected by anyone, but the reaction of the team was very good.

“Now we have had three wins in a row, some tough games, and now we have confidence and we will try to keep going.

“It’s always special to play against Arsenal, it’s a London derby.

“It’s true they have lost two games already but we are focused on doing our game in front of our fans at Stamford Bridge.

“We know the atmosphere the stadium gets in those type of games and we will try to carry on our winning streak.”

 

N’Golo Kante also shared his thoughts about the clash against Arsenal. He was quick to note that our club record signing Alexandre Lacazette is a key threat and will play an important role in the derby. He said that:

“I think maybe in England, you don’t know him very well.

“But in France, he was a very good goalscorer who scored for many, many years and he will be a threat for Sunday’s game.

“We have to be ready to stop him but the most important thing is the team and we need to win.”

The clash will be important in determining who the biggest club in London is. And yes it’s always special to play against a team of Chelsea’s caliber who bring out the best in us.

We hope to replicate our match winning performance against Chelsea. It’s not going to be an easy win. ')}

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Arsenal v Brighton: preview, team news, possible XI, prediction & more

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Match Preview: Arsenal hope to bounce back against Brighton after Palace

Arsenal will be hosting Brighton at home this Saturday as they look to get back on track after Monday’s loss. Brighton themselves are desperately in search of a win, after consecutive losses and their last result being a draw.

The Gunners had to face a setback against the Eagles and had to see Spurs climb above them in tables over the weekend. Still, Arteta’s men hold a game in hand over Conte’s team and are tied on points.

Arsenal had no bite in attack or defense against Crystal Palace

After a couple of key injuries to Partey and Tierney, it’ll be a test for Arteta to find solutions. The coach, however, is full of optimism.

“We have to show tomorrow the energy, the commitment and the passion that we want to play the game tomorrow in front of our fans,” he said via Arsenal.

Team News

Kieran Tierney will be out for this game and his injury might keep him out for the rest of the season. Arteta confirmed the left-back had surgery but didn’t confirm any timeline for his return.

“He just had surgery yesterday, so it’s very early to understand how everything is going to develop, he’s going to be out for the period that we estimate and in which condition he will be after that period I think it’s too soon to say something else.”

Another player that will miss the game is Thomas Partey, who is struggling with a thigh injury. “It’s a little bit ambiguous but he has a significant injury. We will have to keep assessing him but he will be out for some weeks,” he said.

Further elaborating, “It’s an area he had a previous injury and he felt it straight away and he’s not fit.”

Possible Arsenal Starting XI

Arsenal: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Nuno; Lokonga, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette

Result Prediction

Arsenal 2 – 1 Brighton

We fully expect Arteta’s men to get back to winning ways after that setback on Monday night. Brighton, while they shouldn’t be taken lightly, are winless in their last seven games.

 

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What Arteta said about Tavares, players leaving in January and MORE!

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Check out everything Mikel Arteta had to say about Nuno Tavares, if he regrets players leaving in January

It is safe to say that Nuno Tavares, just like the team and Arteta, did not have a great performance on Monday. However, it is those defeats that test the mentality and separate the best from the average.

Arteta talked about how to give the youngster confidence and why he decided to take him off. “Always I speak with the players and I spoke with Nuno because I care about how feel. We are here to help them and make their careers better.”

Regardless, he understood it wasn’t a decision that was great for the Tavares but one he understood.

“That was a decision that hurt him, obviously, but he understands that it was for the benefit of the team and he respects that.” via Arsenal’s official website.

When asked how he intends on getting the best out of Tavares, he said:

“His confidence probably wasn’t the best because he wasn’t playing a lot of minutes as well and probably wasn’t at his best and he needs the rhythm, the competition and the understanding with his teammates.”

Quite evidently, there is a deep mutual respect and understanding between the players and Arteta. The mutual respect between players and coach goes a long way as defeats shape character in tough patches of form.

Arteta does not have regrets over letting players leave

The Gaffer was asked whether letting players leave in January was the right decision. He reaffirmed and asked back if he should justifying those decisions again and again.

“I don’t know if we have to justify it, we have to make a decision based on what we see every day, ” he said.

The former Everton man continued, “How the players can contribute in the role that they have at the club, or if they cannot do it or they don’t want to do it, we find solutions and that’s what we always try to do.”

 

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Arteta on Palace defeat, Brighton game, fight for top 4 and more

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Check out everything Arteta had to say about Arsenal’s game against Brighton and more

Arteta and Arsenal were faced with an unexpected setback with a humiliating defeat at Selhurst park. The Gunners looked done and out of the game from the kick off whistle.

When asked how the defeat impacted the squad, Arteta had a bit to say. “Embrace the challenge. You lost, now you want to win, it’s hurting and it’s still hurting. We lost two big players, two really important players for us for sure.” Via Arsenal.

While his tone suggested he blamed injuries, he accepted responsibility and to accept the result.

“But whenever that happens you can’t cry for it because they are not going to be available for us. So we have to find other solutions and we have to be as good and as competitive as we have been.”

Arteta was also asked about what were his expectations for the match against Brighton. The Spaniard said the usual things one says before a game about his opponent.

“They’re a team with a lot of personality, a coach that is very willing to play, that is very aggressive in the way they press, that wants to dominate the game and they have good players to do that but they are very difficult to beat.”

Besides just complimenting Brighton, he commented on their set piece intelligence and defense.

Arteta when asked about top four

The coach was also asked about if the belief of finishing top four is still there. His comments implicated he wants the squad to move on from the defeat and focus on the task ahead.

“[The setback] has happened and it’s happened with nine games to go and we have to react now.

We have to show tomorrow the energy, the commitment and the passion that we want to play the game tomorrow in front of our fans.”

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