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Can Arsenal end six-year wait for a league win at home against Chelsea this weekend?

Crippy Cooke in Editorial, English Premier League 21 Jan 2016

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that the Gunners will not spend big this summer

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could finally get one over Chelsea in the league this weekend.

Arsenal welcome Chelsea to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the Premier League, and could finish the weekend three points clear in the title race with a win. However, the Gunners have gone six years without a win against their London rivals on home soil, and even lost to a badly out-of-form Chelsea side in the league earlier in the season, so Sunday’s clash is one manager Arsene Wenger is desperate to win.

Is there a change in the air?

Arsenal did win against the Blues in the Community Shield before the start of the domestic campaign, but their woeful record in the Premier League needs to be amended. Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has never lost to Wenger in the division, but Arsenal have struggled to Chelsea regardless of who has been in charge of the club in the last decade and more.

That could change this weekend as Chelsea are coming off the back of woeful form while Arsenal are in much better shape and haven’t lost to the Blues on home soil in their last two head-to-heads. Despite being defending champions with one of the strongest squads in the league, Chelsea just haven’t been able to pick up results on a regular basis and have fared terribly away from home.

Blues’ woeful form gives Arsenal little excuse not to deliver

Only two sides have won so few games on the road as Chelsea this season, and five defeats from 10 surely gives advantage to an Arsenal side unbeaten at home since the opening day. Four consecutive wins for the Gunners at the Emirates sees Arsene Wenger’s men confident of finally beating Chelsea. Wins over Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester City while remaining unbeaten to Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton proves Arsenal’s credentials against the top sides.

As a result, Arsenal are 21/20 to win against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, and victory could see them finally pull away in the title race. Supporters are dreaming this season will be Arsenal’s return to glory in the Premier League, and a win against Chelsea after such a long wait would go some way to convincing critics they can go all the way.

Chelsea have little other than pride to play for, but the Londoners have dropped points in four of their last five league games ahead of this weekend clash. While unbeaten in six, they haven’t been at their best in regard to their performance levels, so can Arsenal finally take advantage and pick up all three points at home to the Blues for the first time in six years?


Crippy Cooke

Crippy Cooke has somehow written for the Telegraph, Independent, Huffington Post, Zoo Magazine, Daily Mail, ITV Football, MSN Sport, Yahoo Sport, London24 and Bleacher Report among others, despite knowing less about football than your average Fan TV member . The weekly accumulator enthusiast is saving up his winnings to pay for a much-needed hair transplant but grows more on his chin than his head. He lives and breathes football and somehow makes a living writing from it.



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