Former Premier League star Michael Owen has stated his prediction for the upcoming Boxing Day clash between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners have endured a tough campaign by their high standards and they are currently on just 14 points from as many matches. That sees them in the 15th spot and only four points adrift of the drop zone.
On the contrary, the Blues have had no such concerns and they are currently on 25 points, just one place and one position behind the Champions League spots.
The Gunners have turned up with some quality performances against the Blues in recent years, but Owen has backed the visitors to come up with a 2-0 triumph with the Gunners out of sorts at the moment.
“Where to start with Arsenal? The Gunners are hapless at the moment. Mikel Arteta doesn’t seem to know anywhere near what his best starting XI is and there is no sign of their fortunes changing any time soon,” He said.
“Chelsea arrive here after a solid showing at home to West Ham and I think the Blues should have more than enough going forward to win this against a side that are really struggling in every area.”
Mikel Arteta’s side have netted only three goals in the previous seven league games and they are without a win at the Emirates Stadium in the last five top-flight matches.
They will need a huge turnaround to get something from the derby or else they could suffer a ninth league defeat of the campaign after just 15 games, which could put Arteta on the brink of being sacked.