Arsenal vs Chelsea: injury news, available squad and pre-match analysis
It is the second week of the 2021 English Premier League competition, with Arsenal hosting Chelsea in a London derby at Emirate Stadium on Sunday by 4:30 pm.
Arsenal's manager Mikel Arteta goes into the game with pressure, losing his first match against promoted team Brentford.
Arsenal was beaten 2-0 in Premier League week one at Community Stadium with goals from Christian Norgaard and Canos Sergi. Mikel Arteta's team in their first match was without the club's captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and striker Alexandre Lacazette.
In the other part, Chelsea started their first 2021 Premier League match in flying colour with a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and Trevoh Chalobah.
Thomas Tuchel's team is currently one of the Premier League's strong teams and will be giving Arsenal a tough test at the Emirate stadium.
Brentford defeated Arsenal 2-0 on the opening day of the 2021/2022 English Premier League season
Arsenal's injury news vs Chelsea
Ahead of the match against Chelsea on Sunday, Arsenal's manager Mikel Arteta has stated that he will be going into the game without some of his first-team players, including Thomas Partey and Eddie Nketiah.
Willian, Gabriel, and Runar Alex Runarsson are missing from Arsenal training this week and will not be available against Chelsea.
On the other hand, Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta has confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette is doubtful ahead of the match after they tested positive for coronavirus.
Arsenal had also confirmed the signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid after a one-year loan with the club last season. Odegaard will not be playing against Chelsea as the announcement came in late.
Trevoh Chalobah gives Mason Mount a hug after scoring his first Premier League goal for Chelsea against Crystal Palace
Arsenal's available squad vs Chelsea
These are Arsenal's available squad vs Chelsea:
Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo, Héctor Bellerín, Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Rob Holding, Cédric Soares, Nuno Tavares, Calum Chambers, Pablo Marí, Sead Kolasinac, Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Lucas Torreira, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Nicolas Pépé, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (doubtful), Alexandre Lacazette (doubtful), Reiss Nelson, Folarin Balogun and Gabriel Martinelli
Chelsea's injury news vs Arsenal
Ahead of Chelsea's second match of the season, the club welcomes new signing Romelu Lukaku after his first spell. Chelsea's manager Thomas Tuchel will hope to see great talent and get more goals from the striker.
Chelsea will go into the game on Sunday without Hakim Ziyech, who missed their first match through injury. Chelsea's midfielder N'Golo Kante is also doubtful to start the game due to an injury he sustained during the Super Cup final.
Also, Christian Pulisic is another doubtful player ahead of the match against Arsenal.
Chelsea's available squad vs Arsenal
These are Chelsea,s available squad vs Arsenal:
Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rüdiger, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso, Reece James, César Azpilicueta, Davide Zappacosta, N'Golo Kanté (doubtful).
Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Christian Pulisic (doubtful).