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Why Wenger will sit with Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge this weekend

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Mauricio Pochettino believes Chelsea's next couple of game could decide the season

Wenger opted against starting Theo Walcott for the game despite the England global scoring a hat trick in the 5-0 FA Cup win over Southampton at the weekend. No wonder they have not won the league for 12 years plus.

Carragher was speaking after the shock defeat at the Emirates at the hands of Watford on a night when all the teams playing in the top six dropped points. Whether this problem can be fixed under Arsene Wenger, who served the second match of his touchline ban, remains to be seen.

Kaboul's deflected free-kick gave Watford a 10th-minute lead and the Hornets added a second when Deeney tucked in the rebound from Etienne Capoue's shot.

Everyone knows when Arsenal are at their best they can be unplayable and are a joy to watch.

Watford stunned Arsenal 2-1 on Tuesday. But Alexis Sanchez filled the void with an nearly Henry-like verve which had Arsenal fans excited about the new season.

If that was not a disastrous enough start, Arsenal made a decision to pile on the misery on this, one of the more miserable of Tuesday nights of the year thus far.

"Without them I would not be a World Cup victor, a European Championship victor".

Nevertheless, there was some positive news as he suggested that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should be fine to feature along with Olivier Giroud with both players suffering with minor niggles and will undergo fitness tests on Friday to determine their condition.

Next it was Daryl Janmaat who forced a smart save from Cech with a shot from distance.

However, Jurgen Klopp's Reds hit back in the second half through Georginio Wijnaldum's header to secure a much-needed point, which in turn ended a run of three straight home losses. "But it was right, he was very close to going", Ashton further claimed. Arsenal now had hope. The Watford centre-half strode forward to fire a long-range free kick. Nacho Monreal let fly from distance but it was wide.

Ramsey's miserable cameo came to an end midway through the half, the midfielder limping off with an apparent calf injury.

After Chelsea drew 1-1 at Liverpool on Tuesday to stretch their lead over the chasing pack to nine points, Arsenal's visit to Stamford Bridge has a potentially defining feel to it.

Tottenham, who posted an impressive win over Chelsea just weeks ago, squandered a chance to gain ground on the leaders, managing only a scoreless draw against relegation-bound Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

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