Several weeks ago, Arsenal fans were hoping that Sunday's meeting between Chelsea and Arsenal would have serious implications on the title race. While the Gunners have done their part by continuing to win, the Blues have significantly decreased the importance of this one by winning all of their last four matches.
Should Chelsea manage to leave The Emirates with all three points on Sunday, they'd be able to clinch the Premier League title in their next match, against relegation fighting Leicester City. A draw reduces the magic number to just six points, while Wenger's first victory over a Jose Mourinho coached side would still mean the Blues would have to drop seven more points for the Gunners to have a chance. It's a big match against a good opponent, but Chelsea are in a very comfortable position, regardless of the outcome.
With that in mind, Wenger's side will almost certainly throw bodies forward to press for goals, while Mourinho will be just as certain to set his side up deep and narrow, looking to hit on the counter. With that in mind, it's just hard to bet against the #narrative, so a 2-0 Chelsea victory featuring both a headed goal from a set piece and a hilarious goalkeeping error seems like as good a prediction as any.
Date/time: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 16:00 London time
Venue: The Emirates
Arsenal squad news: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still out, as is Mikel Arteta. Per Mertesacker is supposedly 50/50 to play, but apparently looked good in training on Saturday. If I had to guess, I'd expect to see him playing, especially with Didier Drogba expected to start up top. Both Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Debuchy have recently returned from injury, though neither is probably fit enough to start*.
*With the rapid development of Hector Bellerin and the lack thereof from Jack Wilshere, I'm not sure either would have started anyway
The only other Arsenal injury news I can find involves Abou Diaby, who is actually a figment of your imagination.
Chelsea squad news: Loic Remy and Diego Costa are both out, while Didier Drogba is fit and almost certain to start. There are no other injuries to talk about at the moment.
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