Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face Chelsea on Sunday

​Arsenal take on Chelsea this Sunday at Stamford Bridge, in what is set to be a fiercely contested London derby with both pride and points at stake.


The Gunners head into the match having won their last two encounters with the Blues, and Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger will be looking to score another victory over Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. However, Wenger's side have lost seven of their last eight matches at Stamford Bridge, including a humiliating 6-0 thrashing in 2014.


The Blues will be hoping to continue their strong recovery from their shock opening day of the season, having won their following three matches on the bounce after their 3-2 home loss to Burnley.


Here's the team Wenger could well select to try and outplay the Premier League champions on Sunday...

Goalkeeper

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​Always a welcome face at Stamford Bridge, Petr Čech will start against his former club on Sunday.

Defence

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  • Koscielny
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  • Monreal
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​Wenger is likely to continue with the now highly popular back-three system.


Shkodran Mustafi is likely to start at the back, alongside French powerhouse Laurent Koscielny.


While doubts have been raised over Nacho Monreal's ability to perform consistently as a centre-back, the natural left-back is likely to continue in his now regular position to complete the Gunners' defensive line.

Midfield

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  • Ramsey
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  • Xhaka
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  • Kolašinac
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Héctor Bellerín will be looking to cause Chelsea all kinds of problems down the right wing, while tough-tackling Sead Kolašinac is likely to occupy the opposite flank.


Aaron Ramsey will be the creative hub of the Arsenal midfield, after excelling in his side's last Premier League outing - a comprehensive 3-0 thumping of Bournemouth.


Swiss star Granit Xhaka is most likely to partner Ramsey in midfield, and will be looking to give his side some much needed beef in the centre of the park.

Forwards

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  • Lacazette
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  • Welbeck
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Following on from his impressive brace against Bournemouth, Danny Welbeck could well be given a chance to shine against the Blues.


Arsenal's club record signing Alexandre Lacazette is certain to lead the lines for the Gunners, and will be eager to add to the two Premier League goals he's scored since arriving at the north London side.


Despite playing the full 90 minutes against Köln in the Champions League on Wednesday, Alexis Sánchez could well be given the nod over Mesut Özil to join the front-line on Sunday.