Arsenal without Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil; Eden Hazard on bench for Chelsea


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Pedro, Davide Zappacosta Cesar Azpilicueta, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi all found the net for their side.

With Merson's former club taking on Premier League champions Chelsea tomorrow, there's a good chance Arsene Wenger's men could be heading for their third league defeat of the season, after only five games. "All the others could have played against Cologne", Wenger said, as quoted on Arsenal's official site. Despite getting off to a great start in the Europa League on Thursday, securing a 3-1 win over FC Koln, Arsenal's league form has been somewhat lacklustre as they now lie in 13th in the league standings, but it is still early days.

Saed Kolasinac came off the bench in the second half and scored, before Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin closed the show as the Gunners came back from behind to defeat FC Koln 3-1.

In videos posted on the Junior Gunners Twitter account, both World Cup winners can be seen grabbing Jack and Olivia's hands, before walking with and sitting the young fans down right in the middle of the squad, in between the FA Cup and the Community Shield. Meanwhile, summer signing Alexandre Lacazette starts for the Gunners today.

"We had a very positive end to last season and played very well in games against the big teams, like Manchester City and Chelsea".

Wenger's men seem more motivated as of late, so expect an Arsenal side up for the challenge.