Viktor Gyokeres Arsenal EPL
Arsenal FC EPL

Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Premier League this week and there’s a chance that striker Gabriel Jesus could start the game on the bench.

The Gunners go into this London Derby at the back of a 4-1 loss to Manchester City and that defeat might just have ended their Premier League title hopes once and for all.

Man City have just moved up to the top of the league table after beating Fulham but on paper, Arsenal can still spoil their party and reclaim the number one spot.

Chelsea are in massively poor form as they are currently 12th on the EPL table and are winless in their previous eight matches across all competitions. This one should be an easy win for the North London side but we think Mikel Arteta is going to make a few changes to his attacking line up, something which could unbalance his team’s performances on Tuesday night.

Gabriel Jesus was out of action for almost three months but ever since his return, the Brazilian has failed to reach peak form. He’s scored only three goals since coming back in March and two of them came against Leeds United.

The 4-1 win over Leeds was the only good game Gabriel Jesus has had in a while because all of his other performances have been very average. He was brought in from City to become the main goalscorer at the club but his first season at the Emirates Stadium has not been that great. He’s played in 21 league matches so far but has managed to score only nine goals along with five assists.

In the first half of the season, Mikel Arteta did not have any proper backup to the centre-forward but now he’s signed Leandro Trossard and the January signing will be in line to replace Jesus on Tuesday night.

The former Brighton man has an even poorer goalscoring form but the 28-year-old is much more fluid in terms of his position which makes him a really hard player to mark.

He can play through the middle, as the No 10 and also on the left flank and this versatility might see him move up the pecking order against Chelsea.

Gabriel Jesus will need to get his confidence back because he is completely useless for Arsenal at the moment and because Arsenal have to keep up with Manchester City, Mikel Arteta will want his best starting XI to start each and every match.

Bukayo Saka and Martinelli will be the two star attackers for the Gunners this week and if Trossard can support them then it will be a job well done.

Chelsea are in a complete mess right now but after three draws and one loss, Arsenal’s confidence is also dented. Honestly, this one is really hard to predict and in the end, one or two moments of individual brilliance might decide the outcome.