Jamie Redknapp states his prediction for Chelsea v Arsenal

The Liverpool legend expects Chelsea to beat Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend

Ex Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp Photo: Sky One

Jamie Redknapp believes Chelsea will be too strong for Arsenal when the title rivals meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will make the short trip across London hoping to re-establish their title credentials following an uninspiring start to the Premier League campaign.

Arsenal were unconvincing 4-3 winners against Leicester City in their season opener at The Emirates before a narrow 1-0 loss to Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

The north London side endured a difficult afternoon at Anfield as Liverpool eased to resounding 4-0 in the final round of Premier League fixtures before last month’s international break.

Arsenal did ease to a 3-0 win against Bournemouth last time out but questions marks remain about the Gunners’ midfield and defence following their shaky start to the campaign.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have won their last three Premier League games since bouncing back from a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley on the opening day of the campaign.

However, Arsenal beat Chelsea in the Community Shield and the FA Cup at Wembley in their last two competitive meetings.

Former Liverpool and Spurs midfielder Redknapp believes Chelsea will have too much power for Arsene Wenger’s team in their Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.

“Arsenal players will have a good feeling against Chelsea after beating them in their last two matches. Can they do it again?” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“I personally don’t think they can. I think Chelsea will be too powerful for them again, which is a major problem for Arsenal.

“If Arsenal are to have a chance they have to be as close and compact as they can.”

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