Antonio Conte: This is what I really think about Arsenal
Antonio Conte delivers his honest verdict on Arsenal ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Sunday afternoon
Antonio Conte is convinced that Arsenal are one of the best teams in the Premier League and warned his Chelsea side that they will have to be at their best against the Gunners on Sunday.
The Blues are preparing to host the Gunners at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon as they look to gain revenge for their recent defeats by Arsene Wenger’s men.
Arsenal have triumphed in their last two meetings against Chelsea in the FA Cup final and the Community Shield at Wembley.
Although, Chelsea have won the most recent Premier League meeting between the two sides with a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been in good form in recent weeks and have won their last three Premier League games to leave them third in the table.
The Blues also kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
But Conte has warned his side that they will have to be at their best against the Gunners at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Conte told a news conference on Friday afternoon: “Arsenal are one of the top six teams in England.
“They have a very good squad and have the chance to fight for the title. It’s a massive game for us.
“When you play against Arsenal it’s always a massive game – the same as against City, United, Liverpool, Tottenham.”
Chelsea won the Premier League title in Conte’s first campaign at the club last season.