Arsenal warned by former Striker not to get caught-out in the first half hour of the clash against Chelsea.
Arsenal has been warned not to get caught out in the first half-hour of the match against Chelsea on Sunday.
The Gunners will play host to League leaders Chelsea this weekend in a match that will potentially seal the Blue’s title claim if the game falls in their favour.
53-year-old former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports gave this warning to the Gunners ahead of the vital clash.
Nicholas admitted that he doesn’t expect Arsenal to win the League title, but he does expect them to beat Chelsea this weekend and lay down a marker for next season.
He said: “It’s high time that Wenger and Arsenal proved a point against Chelsea – I just think it’s Arsene Wenger’s time to say ‘we are getting closer’.
“Chelsea are going to be champions, even if Arsenal win this, but this is the first time in a long time I’ve gone into a Chelsea match thinking Arsenal will adapt to whatever happens.
“They need to win the game to make it interesting, but at the same time they don’t want to get caught out in the first half-hour of the match, because when Chelsea go in front, they don’t lose.
“That’s just a fabric of Jose Mourinho – he’s absolutely the best at managing a lead to get the result he requires, like he did against Manchester United.”
Nicholas also advised Wenger to drop one of his most influential midfielders – Santi Cazorla for the clash, and opt for two defensive midfielders instead.
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