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LONDON DERBY: Iwobi battles Moses

ARSENAL host Chelsea tomorrow, with two 2018 World Cup-bound Super Eagles stars, Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses set to face off  in what promises to be a fierce London derby  at Emirates Stadium.

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Arsene Wenger faces a bit of an injury crisis ahead of the big London derby.

Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud remain injury absentees while Mesut Ozil, Laurent Koscielny and Sead Kolasinac are all serious doubts after either missing or being substituted during the draw at West Brom.

That could mean some opportunities for some younger, fringe players in one of the biggest games of the season.

The 1-1 result at the Hawthorns left the Gunners in fifth place, only a point ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham who have a game in hand.

With Liverpool currently occupying the fourth Champions League spot, Wenger will be desperate for three points against Antonio Conte’s side to keep up the pressure on the Reds.

The Blues battered Stoke 5-0 on Saturday, and will have high hopes of a statement win away to their London rivals on Wednesday evening.

The Gunners have been stuttering of late, and drew 1-1 away to relegation strugglers West Brom

While Arsene Wenger has plenty of injuries to contend with, the only players missing for Antonio Conte are fringe duo David Luiz and Charly Musonda.

However, the Italian boss has plenty of decisions to make, with Eden Hazard, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas all having been rested against  Stoke.

The likes of Davide Zappacosta, Victor Moses, Antonio Rudiger, Gary Cahill, Willian and Pedro all face fierce competition for starting places.

 


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