Trio Return: Iwobi dropped, Surprise start for two players – Predicted Arsenal XI to face Chelsea

Arsenal are set to welcome Chelsea at home in the Premier League in what is a very important clash in the race for the top four spots.

The Gunners have been inconsistent form over the past couple months, having drawn several games they should have won.

Arsene Wenger’s men came close to securing all of the three points against West Brom in a gritty affair away from home on Sunday, but courtesy of a horrific penalty kick decision from referee Mike Dean, the game ended all square.

Coming up on Wednesday is a tough clash with an in-form Chelsea team who are looking to reclaim second place in the table ahead of Manchester United.

And the fixture comes at a worrying time for the Gunners who not only struggling in terms of form with injuries too.

Indeed, several defenders are likely to be sidelined while Mesut Ozil remains a doubt for the game.

And for us, that means the likes of Per Mertesacker and Francis Coquelin will have to be handed surprise starts to fill those gaps.

The duo best sniff of football this season has come in the Europa League, but they bring much-needed experience in a match against a very tactically astute opposition.

Coquelin’s defensive presence at the core of midfield will definitely be needed to protect a leaky back line or Arsenal risk getting torn apart on the counter-attack once again at the Emirates stadium like Manchester United and Liveroool did.

And for Mertesacker, it might a surprise that he is in the team but with Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny out, who else can come in and be a leader?

Chambers? Holding (where has he even gone)?

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