From The Opposition Corner…

Chelsea travel to the Emirates, in what should be a very interesting game on Saturday morning. Chelsea come off the back of a 1-0 victory against world-beaters Barcelona, whilst the home side were beaten by lesser opposition on their home turf, in the form of Wigan.
However, this doesn’t tell half of the story, as Arsenal had won 8 of their previous 9 league games, catapulting them firmly into third place, letting neighbours Spurs, along with Chelsea and Newcastle, to battle out for fourth, though a loss today could let all three teams back into the race for third.
It really is all to play for at the top, and this fixture is as good as any when it comes to history. Gianfranco Zola, Thierry Henry, Dennis Wise, Ian Wright, all are names to have graced this fixture. 
There have been some cracking games aswell. The beanpole Kanu scoring a hat-trick at the Bridge at the turn of the century, including a third from a ridiculous angle. That was just a year after Chelsea had inflicted Arsenals worst home defeat  in 75 years, beating them 5-0.
What is for sure, is that it will be an exciting game, the 150th between the two, and we spoke to Arsenal fan Jesse Philpot, aka @jessephilpot1, to get his views on the upcoming game:
1. Who has been your best player this season?
Mikel Arteta, his consistency has been crucial in an inconsistent season
2. Which AFC player has surprised you most this season?
Alex Song, he has managed to fill the creative gap, one that a lot of defensive midfielders lack
3. If you could take one player from Chelsea, who would it be?
John Terry, his experience and quality is something we have missed since Sol Campbell left
4. What will the score be today, and who will score?
Arsenal 3 (Van Persie x2, Song) Chelsea 1 (Essien) as Van Persie seems to have a good record in the big games and versus Chelsea
Thanks again to Jesse for his answers, and you can catch the game from 1245GMT on Saturday morning.
By Brad Smith


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