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Predicted Arsenal line-up (3-4-2-1) vs Chelsea, Holding starts


Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge for tonight’s Premier League against Chelsea.

The Gunners have suffered three straight losses and will be desperate to return to winning ways.

It could be a difficult task for them, having beaten the Blues on the road on just one occasion since 2011.

Formation: 3-4-2-1

Predicted Line-up:

Aaron Ramsdale has not been in the best of form lately, but he remains the undisputed choice in goal ahead of Bernd Leno. He is expected to start between the sticks.

Mikel Arteta could be tempted to match the Blues’ formation with three at the back. In this case, Rob Holding should play at the heart of the defence with Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes either side.

Takehiro Tomiyasu has returned to training after a long-term calf injury, but may not be risked from the off. This could see Cedric Soares continue at right wing-back with Bukayo Saka on the other end.

In midfield, Arteta has limited choices after the thigh injury for Thomas Partey. Granit Xhaka is an assured starter, and he could once again be accompanied by Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Further forward, we fancy Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe to play in attacking midfield with Gabriel Martinelli leading the line. Alexandre Lacazette may feature off the bench.

Predicted Arsenal line-up (3-4-2-1): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel; Cedric, Lokonga, Xhaka, Saka; Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Martinelli.



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