How Arsenal lined up last time they lost at Chelsea in the Premier League with just ONE player left in current team

ARSENAL travel to Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night desperate for a win to keep their top-four dream alive.

The Gunners have lost their last three Premier League matches – against Southampton, Brighton and Crystal Palace.

Marcos Alonso scored the winner the last time Arsenal lost at Stamford Bridge - a 3-2 thriller in August 2018

Marcos Alonso scored the winner the last time Arsenal lost at Stamford Bridge – a 3-2 thriller in August 2018Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

But there is cause for optimism, as Arsenal haven’t lost away to Chelsea in nearly FOUR YEARS.

You have to go back to the start of the 2018-19 season for the last time the Gunners tasted defeat in West London.

That day, under Unai Emery, Arsenal lost 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at the Bridge.

Pedro and Alvaro Morata had put Chelsea in full control within 20 minutes, before Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi equalised for the visitors before half-time.

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But a late Marcos Alonso strike ensured all three points went to the Blues.

Since then, Arsenal have not lost at Stamford Bridge – drawing 2-2 in 2020-21 and winning 1-0 last season.

Only ONE player which started in the 2018-19 epic defeat still remains after a major squad overhaul in recent seasons under Mikel Arteta.

Granit Xhaka started in midfield alongside Matteo Guendouzi that afternoon.

Petr Cech – now back at Chelsea as technical director – played in goal behind a back-four of Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Nacho Monreal.

Iwobi, Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil played ahead of Xhaka and Guendouzi.

And Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was flogged to Barcelona in January, led the line.

Alexandre Lacazette is another survivor of that game, as he came off the bench to replace Iwobi with 15 minutes to play.

Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Torrerira also featured as substitutes – replacing Ozil and Xhaka respectively.

Mohamed Elneny and Bernd Leno were unused subs that day who are still at the club.

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Stephan Lichtsteiner and Danny Welbeck were the only other players who were unused by Emery on the day.

Back to the present day, Arsenal take on Chelsea at 7.45pm on Wednesday night as they look to extend their unbeaten streak at Stamford Bridge.


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