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ARSENAL are looking to make a big statement in the transfer market by securing Rennes wonderkid Eduardo Camavinga.
The France international had been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but his agent has suggested the Gunners’ lack of Champions League football will not prove a stumbling block if they want to do a deal.
Arsenal are also considering a move for Atletico Madrid loanee Moussa Dembele, valued at £25m by parent club Lyon.
And the Gunners are willing to sell Hector Bellerin for around £35m, with Max Aarons of Norwich a potential replacement.
So, Arsenal pick up a much-needed London derby win at Stamford Bridge as their quest for European football goes down to the final few games.
Mikel Arteta’s side now finish off their Premier League campaign with matches against Crystal Palace and Brighton.
Arsenal’s last nine league victories against Chelsea have all been against different managers for the Blues.#CHEARS
Absolutely bizarre statistic. Shows how much Lampard struggled at the end of his reign at Stamford Bridge.
Over the last 25 league games, Arsenal and Chelsea have taken exactly the same number of points (42). My brain cannot compute how this can be the case.
Arsenal have shocked Chelsea with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Emile Smith Rowe scored the only goal of the game after a horror backpass from Jorginho in the first half.
The Gunners move into eighth place in the Premier League table. Chelsea’s spot in the top four remains a little uneasy.
Chelsea have just hit the bar twice in the final minute of normal time against Arsenal. The Gunners are clinging on.
The Arsenal academy graduate, 23, has spent the second half of this season on loan at West Brom.
And despite the Baggies getting relegated, the England international impressed with his performances under Sam Allardyce.
According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are considering an approach to Arsenal when he returns to his parent club.
However, the report adds they would face competition from three other Premier League sides – Everton, Leeds and Southampton.
Christian Pulisic has just had the ball in the back of the net for Chelsea but he was clearly offside before bundling home from two yards. May have used an arm as well.
How the assistant referee did not see that offside I’ll never know. VAR rule it out anyway.
Arsenal take a surprise lead into half-time at Stamford Bridge after frustrating Chelsea for the first 45 minutes.
Chelsea gifted the Gunners the opener following a shocking backpass from Jorginho, with Emile Smith Rowe finishing it off for the visitors.
A horrific backpass from Jorginho sees Kepa claw the ball out just in front of the goal line, but Aubameyang recovers the ball for Smith Rowe to bundle it home from close range.
Chelsea can all-but secure #UCL football next season with a win against Arsenal this evening📺 Watch #CHEARS live on Sky Sports PL now pic.twitter.com/wr3plktMTi
Arsenal are set to miss out on Europe for the first time in 26 years ❌📺 Watch #CHEARS live on Sky Sports PL now pic.twitter.com/9TDnPSuEhb
Pablo Mari comes into the defence for Callum Chambers, which means Rob Holding shifts over to right-back.
Meanwhile, Kieran Tierney is back so Bukayo Saka moves forward from left-back to replace Willian.
Thomas Partey is selected over Dani Ceballos in midfield, Martin Odegaard is in for Nicolas Pepe, and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back to the lead with Gabriel Martinelli dropping to the bench.
🚨 Five changes from Sunday…➡️ Mari, Partey, Tierney, Odegaard, Aubameyang⬅️ Chambers, Ceballos, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli#CHEARS pic.twitter.com/E5cK5urSa9
Stamford Bridge is ready to play host to Chelsea vs Arsenal this evening. Not long to wait until we have crowds back in attendance…
Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 at the Emirates back in December with Granit Xhaka’s free-kick the pick of the bunch.
He told the club website: « Probably they’ve been the best team in the league in the last few months, what Thomas [Tuchel] has been able to do since he arrived has been exceptional.
« He put the team in two finals, the way the team is looking, how solid they are defensively as well, how composed and regular they have been in their performance has been excellent.
« I think it is the pride in the shirt that we wear [that motivates us], and that we want to win.
« Winning is going to put us in a much better position in the table, which is going to make us… the chance to finish where is mathematically possible, but it doesn’t depend on us at the moment. »
Thomas Tuchel’s men look set to take a top four spot in the Premier League after a brilliant win from behind against Manchester City.
The Gunners meanwhile saw off West Brom last time out but are set to miss out on European football for the first time in 26 years.
Arsenal will have to pay Sander Berge’s full £35million release clause to land the midfielder despite Sheffield United’s relegation.
Yorkshire Live refuted claims that the Norwegian could be available for a cut-price £12m after the Blades dropped out of the Premier League.
Berge is still £10m cheaper than United’s original £45m asking price due to a relegation clause in his contract with the future Championship outfit.
Liverpool and Arsenal have both been linked with moves for the 23-year-old, who has just returned to action following a lengthy injury.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta remains confident the Gunners will be able to attract big names to the club this summer despite being without European football.
The North London side sit ninth in the Premier League table with just three games remaining and were knocked out in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
But Arteta remains positive about the transfer window, saying: “Every player that we have been linked with or had some communication with, I haven’t seen one that was refusing to come here.
“When I signed for Arsenal as a player it was because I always admired this club, the way they did things and the way they used to play.
“Now, in order to take the club to where we want it to be, we need players who are willing to accept the situation that we have today and help us achieve what we want in the future.”
Former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has become embroiled in a spat with ex-Liverpool and Man Utd striker Michael Owen on Twitter…
People are genuinely giving as much credit to a players number of assists as they do to number of goals nowadays. Literally 1 in 10 goals are genuine assists yet someone who plays a 5 yard ball to his mate who screams one in the top corner from 30 yards gets as much credit.🤔🤯
I don’t completely agree there Michael. Making & creating can be sometimes twice as hard than making a run or scoring a goal. Don’t underestimate the little time/space we have in midfield to take best decision for you guys the imagination/creativity we should have to find u. https://t.co/aSC0koteVY
@cesc4official & @themichaelowen respectfully without US defending & protecting your goal you guys don’t have the platform to perform all of your frilly attacking stuff! We do the HARDEST part – respectfully 😂😂😂😂
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