By Mark Phillips @betdetective
However this match turns out for Arsenal it’s hard to imagine it leaving deeper emotional scars for the Arsenal manager than the last time these two sides met when Chelsea put six past the Gooners in Wenger’s 1000th match in charge.
Much has changed in the time the odd but likeable Frenchman has been in charge but one thing that has not altered much at all are Wenger’s tactics which are, almost unfailingly, ‘short pass, short pass, short pass, one – two on the edge of the box, shot’.
It is these tactics that have made Arsenal easy to play against for the other top sides and Chelsea, with the much shrewder Jose Mourinho in charge, should win this one.
Expect Cesc Fabregas to have a big impact on this match because that’s just what happens, isn’t it?