Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Conte wary of picking red cards in meetings with Arsenal

Conte wary of picking red cards in meetings with Arsenal

Chelsea host Arsenal in the first of Sunday's Premier League fixtures, knowing that a win could heap more pressure on Arsene Wenger's shoulders in a must-win game for the Gunners.

Arsenal have lost on their last five Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge, but the Gunners won their last two meetings with the Blues - in last season's FA Cup final and last month's Community Shield.

Antonio Conte says Chelsea's Premier League clash with Arsenal should go ahead on Sunday despite an explosive device being detonated on a tube train near the club's west London stadium. He denied that there was any issue.

Wenger was speaking after Arsenal's chaotic Europa League win over Cologne on Thursday night - which saw both clubs hit with UEFA charges.

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.

"In that game they dominated us from the start until the end".

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"I remember very well that game, we were also a bit unlucky".

"Never in my life could I accept or understand that it is different away from home". Nobody just gives you the Cup to win. "We know that the team's really strong, but we know that when we play 100 per cent and everyone turns up, we know we can beat them". I believe in three days we can recover. In terms of team news, we'll see the return of all the first team players weren't involved in the midweek match.

This is a huge game for the Gunners, who have lost to Stoke and Liverpool on the road this season.

Cech claims Arsenal's defeat to Liverpool was like a "big slap in the face" and he wants the Emirates outfit to clinch a win against a big side to prove his side's title credentials.

"As always, the key is to be much better defensively than we were at Anfield, and to be much more unsafe going forward".

"We have to draw a line under what happened and move forward". We know that we have analysed that well and we know that what we missed there and it's important that we correct it. 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.

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