Jamie Carragher states his prediction for Chelsea v Arsenal
The Liverpool legend believes Chelsea will beat Arsenal unless Arsene Wenger changes his tactics
Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea will make light work of Arsenal on Sunday unless Arsene Wenger changes his tactics at Stamford Bridge.
The defending Premier League champions were 3-1 winners against the Gunners in their last top-flight meeting in west London in the second half of the 2016-17 season.
However, Arsenal have emerged victorious in their last two meetings following victories over Chelsea in the Community Shield and the FA Cup at Wembley.
The Gunners have lost their two Premier League games on the road in the 2017-18 campaign including a humiliating 4-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield before the international break.
Chelsea have bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge in their season opener with successive wins against Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Leicester City.
“Their tactics have to change but I don’t think Wenger will,” Carragher told the Evening Standard.
“Hopefully, he will do something different because we are all sick of saying the same things. But I can only see one winner if Arsenal set up in the same way.”
Arsenal spent a club-record £52m fee on France and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette in the summer transfer window but Wenger made the surprising decision to leave the striker on the bench at Liverpool.
The Gunners also signed Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac in a free transfer from Schalke 04 and the left-back has already scored against Leicester and Cologne.