Arsenal won with 'style and steel' - Wenger

Conte will be the 12th Chelsea manager Wenger has faced in the Premier League. "It is in the same place he had a year ago".

Arsenal have been atrocious against Chelsea since the Roman Abramovich takeover and I fancy the visitors to take a point from this game.

Conte does not fear being sacked by Roman Abrahimovich citing his confidence in his work. And the Gunners manager, who will celebrate his 20th anniversary at the club on October 1, said his options on the bench show why this squad has more depth and experience than he's had in recent years.

"We have narrowed the distance between us and all the other teams but it's a new start".

And their pacey start to the game continued as they doubled their advantage within three minutes, Walcott tapping home Hector Bellerin's cross after a slide-rule pass from Alex Iwobi.

Now Wenger, 66, has opened up about his detractors, admitting that they can sometimes be right about the decisions he makes.

"First he joked: "Mr Wenger gets new 5 years contract" but then he claimed '(One of the Arsenal players) sent me an SMS to say players did themselves, organised themselves during the week".

"For this reason I know that there are good results in this game against Arsenal, but we must know that, tomorrow, we face a good team in good shape, a big rival for us, and we must pay great attention".

The "big" games in the Premier League just keep on coming and on Saturday two of the pre-season contenders for the top four - if not the league title - meet at the Emirates stadium.

"Up until now I think [Conte] has been playing the "Chelsea way", rather than his own, since taking charge over the summer", Gullit wrote in his column for the BBC.

When the teams met last September, Arsenal centre back Gabriel was dismissed for scuffling with Costa and although the red card was later rescinded, the defender was given a one-match ban for failing to immediately leave the pitch. "It means we must work together to improve the defensive situation", Conte added.

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