Arsenal sent major Chelsea warning ahead of Premier League clash as Raheem Sterling point made
Arsenal have been sent a huge warning ahead of their Premier League clash against Chelsea following the international break. The Gunners moved joint-top of the table following a vital 1-0 win against Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium last weekend.
Mikel Arteta’s side moved level on points with North London rivals Tottenham as they remain the only two unbeaten sides in the Premier League. Chelsea, meanwhile, went into the international break on the after back-to-back victories against Fulham and Burnley – moving Mauricio Pochettino’s side up to 11th in the table.
The Blues face a tough run of fixtures in the coming weeks – starting with a clash against Arsenal before facing the likes of Brentford, Manchester City and Tottenham. However, Gunners legend Paul Merson believes no team will enjoy facing the Blues despite their indifferent start to life under Pochettino.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “Chelsea had a great result, but they now have some unbelievably tough fixtures coming up. If they can get through them and get enough points in those games, then you would have to say they are going to be a threat and they have a chance.
“But they have not done it against the ‘lesser’ teams. I have said all along that I think Chelsea will be a better team away from home this season, as they have the pace on the break and teams have to come out.
“But when teams come and play six or seven behind the ball, they struggle badly as they do not have that guile to break them down. Arsenal come to Stamford Bridge in a couple of weeks and they will have a go at Chelsea, so it will be interesting.
“But against the better teams, like Liverpool who had a right go, those are the games they have played well in this season. So it will be interesting, but where Chelsea are in the league, teams will not want to play them as on their day, they can beat anybody and when Raheem Sterling is playing like he did at Burnley, then he is unplayable.”