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Mikel wary of Arsenal

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has warned that Arsenal are no small team, as he looks forward to a clash between both sides.

Chelsea will take on Arsenal on Monday December 23, 2013 in an English Premier League tie.

Mikel said the stability in Arsenal in the current season is a thing any team should be careful about. “There has been some stability at Arsenal. And I think people criticizing them for failing to win a trophy have helped too. They have not won a trophy yet but you can see they are heading in the right direction,” Mikel told Premier League Television (PLTV).


Delightful... Chelsea’s Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi celebrate with team-mates
Delightful… Chelsea’s Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi celebrate with team-mates

The Nigeria international also reserved words of praise for the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger for staying true to his football ideologies and long-term project in North London.

“Arsene Wenger is building something at Arsenal and it’s showing now in the way they are playing and their current position on the league table.

“They have a very good chance of winning the league title but so do we,” he said.

Mikel has made league 10 appearances for Chelsea this season and has scored once for the Blues against Fulham on September 21 at StamfordBridge.


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