Arsenal will face Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday afternoon, seeking a response following their defeat against Brentford but face a daunting task against an in form Blues side
Arsenal will be hoping to bounce back from their opening day defeat at Brentford when they take on London rivals Chelsea.
The Gunners began their season poorly, going down 2-0 at the Premier League new boys.
Thomas Tuchel meanwhile saw his European champions stick three past Crystal Palace as they began the season impressively.
Romelu Lukaku, the west London club’s record signing, could make his second debut for the Blues this Sunday.
Mikel Arteta meanwhile bolstered his Arsenal squad with the additions of Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale on Friday.
The Norwegian, who was on loan at the Emirates last term, signed from Real Madrid but will be unavailable this afternoon.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could return after recovering from coronavirus but Alexandre Lacazette is yet to resume training.
Arsenal won this fixture convincingly last term but face a tough task in turning over Chelsea.
When is Arsenal vs Chelsea?
The Gunners will host their capital rivals on Sunday August 22.
The clash, taking place at the Emirates in north London, will kick-off at 4.30pm.
How can I watch the game?
Sunday’s clash will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.
Coverage begins at 4pm.
Sky Sports customers can watch the contest live on channels 401 or 402.
The game will also be available on phones, tablets and laptops via the SkyGo app.
Chelsea are firm favourites at around 4/5.
An Arsenal win is priced at 4/1 whilst the draw is available at 5/2.
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What’s been said?
Tuchel on Lukaku making his debut: “We have one more training session to go, but the week was a heavy load for him because he was in the group with the late starters from our guys.
“So it was a kind of overload week so far, today was low intensity and tomorrow we will have an important training before the match. But we are hoping he’s on the pitch for Sunday and things look like it.”
Arteta on pressure on him and his team: “If you don’t feel pressure in this sport I think you picked the wrong profession. It’s responsibility it’s not pressure. We have the responsibility to do our best in any circumstances. Unfortunately in other circumstances they are uncontrollable. The only thing that is going to happen is something that you don’t expect that’s for sure.
“Then you have to try to adapt and do the best that you can. That’s what you have to ask yourself. The rest is about results and you know that you’re going to be judged by those results. That doesn’t mean you’re going to do a good or bad job because you win or lose a football match.”