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Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Wednesday looking to reduce the gap to Liverpool in the race to finish fourth and qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

The Gunners trail the Reds by six points and have won just two of their last seven matches in the league after being held to a 1-1 draw by West Bromwich Albion on New Year’s Eve. By contrast, Chelsea have won their last two, scoring seven goals in the process.

A win would see the Blues leapfrog Manchester United into second place.

Before a preview and look at the team news, here are the schedule and

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Date: Wednesday, January 3

Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT, 2:45 p.m. ET.

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Arsenal could again be without Mesut Ozil, who missed the trip to the Hawthorns because of a knee problem. Manager Arsene Wenger told Sky Sports (h/t MailOnline’s Tom Farmery) there is “little chance” the Germany international will feature against Chelsea.

The Gunners missed Ozil’s craft against the Baggies, becoming slow-paced and predictable in possession. Wenger’s squad is short of creative options, with Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey also injured.

It means the onus will again be on star forward Alexis Sanchez to exert his influence more often in the final third. The Chile international scored twice during the recent 3-2 win over Crystal Palace, and OptaJoe detailed how much he loves playing teams from the English capital:

Wenger must hope for some more derby magic from Sanchez but may need to rotate in other areas. Jack Wilshere has started the last five games in the league, but it might be wise to rest him, given his lengthy injury history.

Meanwhile, centre-back Laurent Koscielny asked to come off against the Baggies as he dealt with an issue, per Warren Haughton of The Sun. Wenger had already replaced Sead Kolasinac with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after the former struggled to shake off a heavy challenge from West Brom midfielder Gareth Barry, according to Metro.

Considering fellow left-sided defender Nacho Monreal is also out, Wenger could revert to a back four after playing three central defenders in Arsenal’s last two matches.

Playing three at the back would match Chelsea’s 3-4-2-1 shape, but the Gunners boss has switched formations regularly recently and may prefer having an extra player at the heart of midfield.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be hoping Eden Hazard is focused after resting the prolific winger for the 5-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Another victory would offer Wenger’s squad a significant psychological advantage ahead of the two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final later in January. However, a Chelsea side in fine form has the quality to prolong Arsenal’s struggles in the league.

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Five days short of two months to the date these two teams met in the FA Cup final to close out the 2016-17 season, they are set to meet again, this time in the iconic Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing. The stakes are just a tad bit lower this time around.

This will be Chelsea’s first official pre-season friendly of the summer, following the unofficial and behind-closed-doors affair of last week’s 8-2 smackdown of Fulham. Results of course don’t exactly matter in pre-season, though winning 8-2 is certainly preferable to losing 8-2.

Arsenal have played three friendlies already, beating Sydney FC 2-0 and Western Sidney Wanderers 3-1 during their tour of Australia, and Bayern Munich in a penalty kick shootout after a 1-1 draw in the International Champions Cup in Shanghai. Arsenal’s pre-season is chock full of games (6 in total, 3-4 more than Chelsea), before the two teams meet again in the Community Shield in two weeks on August 6.

That means that season proper is only three weeks away, so it’s time to truly get down to work work work work work work work…

Date / Time: Saturday, July 22, 12:40 BST; 7:40am EDT; 5:10pm IST

Venue: Bird’s Nest, Beijing, China

Forecast: Hot hot hot

On TV: ITV 1 (UK); elsewhere

Streaming online: Chelsea TV (int’l) — should be free to view, including in USA (just need to register for a free account on the official Chelsea website), and hopefully without too much crashing this time around.

Arsenal team news: Since we last met, Arsenal have signed a new center forward in Alexandre Lacazette and a new and fairly useful defender in Sead Kolašinac while managing to hang on (so far) to the likes of Alexis Sánchez, Mesut Özil, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oh an Arsène Wenger got a new contract, confirming his status as emperor of all things Arsenal.

Chelsea team news: Since Chelsea last met Arsenal, the Blues have broken up with Diego Costa and signed a new center forward in Álvaro Morata (though he won’t play due to travel), broken up with Nemanja Matić and signed a new central midfielder in Tiemoué Bakayoko (though he won’t play due to injury), broken up with John Terry and signed a new central defender in Antonio Rüdiger (though he won’t play due to prior commitments), and broken up with Asmir Begović and signed a new backup goalkeeper in Willy Caballero (he might actually play). But most crucially, Chelsea did not break up with Antonio Conte, much to the tabloids’ chagrin, and instead signed him to a new contract on club-record wages.

With Eden Hazard also missing from the tour due to a broken ankle, Chelsea’s somewhat depleted squad has been augmented by plenty of youngsters and former and future Loan Army warriors.