Arsenal Vs Chelsea: Preview and Prediction

Arsenal and Chelsea is playing against one another in one of the most ancipated match on Saturday home to Arsenal. Both sides are meeting in Emirates Stadium with the belief that they can end high to start fresh in 2013.

Arsenal vs chelsea 2012

Arsenal is starting without Mikel Arteta who is sidelined with an ankle injury for the rest of the season. Arsene Wenger believes his side can come up with best result to bounce back from their league defeat to Wigan on last Monday. But Arsenal will definitely be strong with home advantage and it will be very difficult for Blues to cope with the pace of the likes of Theo Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho.

Chelsea on the other hand has been playing good football for now and with a solid 1-0 victory over Barcelona they will be playing with much of confident level. But Chelsea last managed to keep clean sheet was against Stoke and with Drogba not playing, it will be plus point for Arsenal to snatch important win.

Probable Starting XI

Arsenal:  Szczesny; Gibbs, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Sagna; Song, Aaron Ramsey; Rosicky, Walcott, Gervinho; Van Persie

Chelsea:  Cech; Cole, Terry, Cahill, Bosingwa; Essien, Meireles; Lampard, Ramires, Mata; Torres

Prediction: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea