A hot derby is definitely the best start to a promising season in any major league in the world. Such start to a season would be seen on Sunday when Arsenal take on their London rivals on a common ground which is the Wembley Stadium. A lot of talking points ahead of this game following injury crisis, wembley records, and recent meetings between the two rivals. Chelsea got themselves playing in the community shield as the EPL title holder while Arsenal got to this level as the FA cup winner defeating Chelsea in the finals. Let's see how this game could be a test for Wenger whereas a warning for Conte.
Arsene Wenger, definitely one of the best coaches in the EPL has been tactically puting into practise the 3-4-3 formation so far this summer, and remember that this was the same formation he used against Conte's Chelsea in the FA cup final that proved really difficult for Chelsea to tackle. Ofcourse Arsene Wenger will put this formation again to the test on Sunday against the side that we can say invented this formation in the English Premier League. If successful with this test, Arsene Wenger might as well adopt this formation for the coming season.
An advantage for Arsenal though, is their wonderful record at Wembley having been unbeaten in the last 8 matches on the ground. This could boost the morale of the team and give Antonio Conte a shocking start of the season. To Arsenal's delight Arsene Wenger is winning the battle against Sanchez's exit as the player was seen smiling and enjoying himself yesterday during training. Arsenal also seems to be at an advantage over Chelsea injury worries as Eden Hazard and Bakayoko are sidelined due to injuries and Pedro still in doubt after sustaining multiple fracture from Ospina challenge earlier in their preseason tour. A concern for Arsenal could be the the injuries sustained by Jack Wilshere and Paulista.
The 3-4-3 system would be put to its best test on Sunday when Wenger takes on his rival team Chelsea. Definitely this game is going to be a big warning for Antonio Conte ahead of the coming season as we will see shortly in Part 2 of this article.
Expected Arsenal starting Eleven are Goal keeper: CECH Defenders: Monreal, Kolscieny, Holding Midfileders: Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Chamberlain Forwards: Sanchez, Ozil, Giroud. Formation: 3-4-3