Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta  during a training at London Colney on April 08, 2022 in St Albans (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta  during a training at London Colney on April 08, 2022 in St Albans (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training at London Colney on April 08, 2022 in St Albans (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images) | Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Arsenal expected XI vs Chelsea: Two major changes including Alexandre Lacazette returning to lead the line

Arsenal go to Chelsea looking for a way back from three straight league defeats.

Defeats to Crystal Palace, Brighton Hove and Albion and Southampton have threatened Arsenal’s relentless season and injuries to Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney have not helped the course.

There is some positive news though as Alexandre Lacazette, who recently spoke about his desire to play Champions League football, is back in training after missing the defeat to Southampton.

The striker has not scored a goal from open play this year, but his hold-up play has been impressive and he has been contributing to the fine season the Gunners have enjoyed so far.

The Blues also beat Crystal Palace to progress to the final of the FA Cup and will be looking forward to taking on Liverpool.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount were the heroes from Wembley and they will now look to get a strong end to their Premier League season.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are not in the race for the title, but they will look to seal third place and dent Arsenal’s top four hopes.

The first leg of this game saw the debut of Romelu Lukaku, who powered through a man of the match performance and even though things have slid for the former Inter Milan man, he could see this as an opportunity to remind everyone what he is made of.

Arteta has always called for people to believe in the process and his team today is likely to be carefully thought out, so with everything at stake, here is the team we expect the Gunners to present.

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