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Arsenal still title contenders despite mixed form, says Antonio Conte

Arsenal still title contenders despite mixed form, says Antonio Conte

Petr Cech will come back into the team. if Wenger keeps with the 4-2-3-1 formation it will be likely that Koscielny and Mustafi will be the centre-back pairing, with Bellerin on the right and Kolasinac on the left.

Arsenal's statement also said it was "very disappointing" that so many home tickets appeared to have been purchased by Cologne supporters via ticket touts after working closely with the Metropolitan Police, who deployed extra numbers once trouble began, and UEFA.

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is "good" but Chelsea landed a "top drawer" signing in Alvaro Morata, says Paul Merson.

Arsenal have reached the final in three of their last four seasons outside the Champions League - doing so in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1994 and 1995, as well as the 2000 UEFA Cup.

"You learn from defeats and during the season every team will go through bad patches and have bad games".

Conte added: "The first goal was very unusual".

Arsenal's clash with Chelsea a year ago marked the turning point in a season that finished with the Premier League title heading to Antonio Conte's side at Stamford Bridge.

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Although the circumstances are very different from this time past year, when Arsenal were in the Champions League and Chelsea were not even in Europe, it is business as usual for Wenger. His bemoaning of foreign managers and inability to pronounce any surname that isn't Smith, Jones or his own has become a tiresome act over the last few years, yet the Arsenal legend may have just redeemed himself. They have lost only one player, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and they have kept all of their players.

"I don't understand why they can't fight for the title".

"For this reason, it is a massive game for us". In terms of team news, we'll see the return of all the first team players weren't involved in the midweek match.

"Wenger rotated and rested a lot of players. I think it's not an advantage".

Like Costa, England midfielder Danny Drinkwater will not be involved against Arsenal, with his debut delayed until October by a calf injury.

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater is expected to be out until the October worldwide break.

Conte is one of the most exuberant coaches in the Premier League on a match day, something that has been well documented throughout his time at the club.


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