Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will take charge of his first game at home when the Gunners face top four rivals Chelsea in a London Derby clash in the Premier League.
Arteta and his players are in a must-win territory for the game at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon especially if they still have designs on finishing in the top four places on the Premier League table at the end of the current season.
Mikel Arteta was the assistant manager at Premier League champions Manchester City for three years plus until this month when the former Arsenal midfielder was appointed the Gunners boss.
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His first game ended in an encouraging 1-1 draw away to South Coast club Bournemouth but the new Arsenal manager is well aware of the importance of a big win over a rival like Chelsea at the start of his managerial reign at the club and the confidence that it would give his players.
A win over Chelsea would help the Gunners close the gap on their rivals who are in fourth place.
Arsenal XI vs Chelsea (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Calum Chambers, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli.