Published: Fri, August 17, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Emery needs four transfer windows to impact Arsenal - Wright

Emery needs four transfer windows to impact Arsenal - Wright

Fabregas missed the opening weekend win at Huddersfield Town and has been unable to recover in time to face Arsenal but Sarri hopes the Spanish worldwide midfielder will be back in training next week.

"I am very happy with his [Cech's] performance". Petr Cech can continue to start the match, I believe in him. Although Sarri has hinted the Croatian worldwide may start from the bench as he's not yet ready to play the full ninety minutes.

Ex-Gunners midfielder Cesc Fabregas remains out, with an unusual injury causing him pain close to his knee.

Emery is also under pressure to deliver a positive result following the opening-day defeat, which showed that his new-look Arsenal team is still a work in progress, but he insisted there is no reason to change his philosophy or way of playing because of that result.

However, Nacho Monreal should be ready to start after taking part in full training all week, while Emery said continuing with right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner - who replaced Maitland-Niles - is also an option. Having lost to Manchester City they face a trip to Chelsea - where they have scored only once on their last six league and cup visits.

Chelsea and Arsenal have met nine times in the last 14 months, most recently facing off in Dublin two weeks ago in a pre-season friendly when the Emirates club recovered from a goal down to draw 1-1, before prevailing on penalties. In the first 26 meetings, Arsenal had a 54% win rate (W14 D9 L3), while Chelsea have won 54% of the last 26 (W14 D7 L5).

Martin Keown has tipped Chelsea FC to beat Arsenal in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's next league goal will be his 150th in the big five European leagues. That a new manager was going to come in and they'd wipe the floor with Man City? "Tell us something we didn't know", the Arsenal fans might have been thinking.

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