Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Saka, Lacazette.

Subs: Runarsson, Cedric, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Willock, Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang.

It could be a case of “no Partey no party” for Arsenal, whose midfielder Tommy P is out with a calf injury. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is also a major doubt for the Gunners, but could feature off the bench. Gabriel Martinelli is also a doubt.

For Chelsea, Hakim Ziyech remains sidelined, while full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell may miss out. Cesar Azpilicueta and Emerson Palmieri could deputise.

Enduring their worst start to a season since 1975, there’s a touch of make-or-break about this game for Arsenal as they host Chelsea at the Emirates today. Mikel Arteta is a man under pressure and in dire need of a win, but comes up against another novice manager in Frank Lampard, who has having a far better time of it in the Premier League. Kick-off at the Emirates is at 5.30pm (GMT), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.

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