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Arsenal take on Chelsea tonight at Stamford Bridge and can’t afford to drop any more points if they wish to qualify for Europe next season.
A top-four finish is officially out of the Gunners’ reach, but they can still challenge for fifth, sixth and seventh place in the Premier League table.
The north Londoners will be missing David Luiz due to a hamstring injury and thus the defender won’t get to play against his former team.
Manager Mikel Arteta also revealed that he had some other injury problems to deal with but didn’t include any names.
Arteta said: “There were some issues over the weekend again. We are playing every three days and there is no time to train yet, [Tuesday] is the first day so we will have to wait and see.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal are planning for next season following a poor campaign that has seen them drop to ninth place in the table.
The Gunners are among Europe’s top hitters who are keeping tabs on Rennes star midfielder Eduardo Camavinga ahead of the summer transfer window.
Camavinga has also been linked with Real Madrid as well as Bayern Munich and insists no decisions have been made about his future yet.
The Frenchman recently said: “It makes you feel flattered and it’s nice that teams like Real Madrid or Bayern are interested in your situation.
“I’m not going to lie, but I have not yet thought it over with my family.”
Arsenal ace Emile Smith Rowe looks set to be offered a new deal at the Emirates following a breakthrough campaign.
However, club legend Ian Wright has warned the hierarchy that a lack of progress could see Rowe and fellow prospect Bukayo Saka leaving the Emirates.
Wright said: “Talking about him [Smith-Rowe] and Saka, you’re hoping Arsenal can match their progression because if they don’t, then clubs will try and take them off of us.
“It is a massive concern. It is a massive concern that are Arsenal are able to sort out whatever is going on upstairs, with the manager, with the players that are going to come in, whoever he is going to bring in to try and execute whatever game plan he wants to do, because these guys are going to be a major part of that.
“If they continue to play well, if we do not progress as quickly as these guys progress, then you have to be worried about their ambition and what they want to do because they’re fantastic players”