Strong Arsenal side expected for Dublin clash against Chelsea

Hope Soto
August 5, 2018

Lazio have developed a very efficient high pressing scheme under coach Simone Inzaghi, while Unai Emery has been an advocate of playing out from the back with his Arsenal side.

Morata was given a golden opportunity to double Chelsea's lead when Hudson-Odoi brilliantly beat Hector Bellerin in the box and was fouled, but the Spain striker's poor penalty was easily saved by Cech.

Rudiger went close to doubling Chelsea's advantage 10 minutes into the second half but he steered his header wide of the mark.

There was one final twist, though, as moments after forcing an excellent save from Bulka, Lacazette connected with Nelson's cross to send the match to penalties, where Loftus-Cheek was the only man to miss in sudden death.

Aubameyang came on at the break and scored with a precise finish.

Alvaro Morata stepped up to take the penalty, but Cech guessed correctly and produced a comfortable save down to his right.

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The Wales global has just one year remaining on his current contract, but the Gunners coach has once again reiterated his desire to keep the midfielder at the Emirates, despite negations regarding an extension having hit a standstill.

Arsenal still need one more signing if they want to challenge for the Premier League this season.

Arsenal will have the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Aaron Ramsey starting tonight, while Peter Cech captains the side.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri replaced Fabregas with Danny Drinkwater and sent on Andreas Christensen for David Luiz during the interval. "It was my first season so I can't be too hard on myself, even if I wanted to score more goals".

The expert also feels that Emery will not stand in Ramsey's way should he choose to leave the club.

What hasn't changed for Arsenal? Indeed, the Nigerian worked space on the left before striking against the post, and Reiss Nelson was on hand to turn home.

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