Arsenal vs Chelsea: Predicted line-ups

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Arsenal and Chelsea are set to go head-to-head tomorrow evening as the Premier League title race heats up at the Emirates.

Both sides go into the game on the back of defeats after Arsenal lost to Manchester City in their last league game, whilst Jose Mourinho's side crashed out of the Capital One Cup in midweek at the hands of Sunderland. 

Ahead of the game, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been dealt a blow after midfielder Jack Wilshere picked up a two game suspension after a hand gesture towards the City crowd at the Etihad. 

The Gunners have also been dealt a blow with Laurent Koscielny set to miss tomorrow's clash, having picked up an injury. Club-captain Thomas Vermaelen should replace him in the heart of the Gunners' defence and should partner German international Per Mertesacker. 

In midfield, Mikel Arteta could replace the suspended Wilshere with Theo Walcott set to keep his place in the side after impressing against the Citizens. 

The Gunners will look to Frenchman Olivier Giroud to lead the line as Wenger's side target top place in the Premier League.

As for Chelsea, John Terry and Gary Cahill look likely to partner one another at the back with Cesar Azpilicueta set to keep Ashley Cole out of the side once again. 

Frank Lampard and Ramires could be the duo in the middle of the park which would give the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Andre Schurrle the chance to lead the Blues going forward.

Mourinho could opt for Samuel Eto'o in attack as he looks to get one over on the Gunners for the second time this season. 

Arsenal potential XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud

Chelsea potential XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Lampard, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle, Eto'o 

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