Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Strong Arsenal side expected for Dublin clash against Chelsea

Strong Arsenal side expected for Dublin clash against Chelsea

Both sides converted all five of their penalties in the shootout before England midfielder Loftus-Cheek was thwarted.

Arsenal have tabled a firm £35.6m bid to sign Lucas Vazquez but Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui is determined to hang on to the attacker, according to reports via TeamTalk.

But the Gunners' win could yet be bittersweet as Emery is waiting to learn the full extent of the calf injury which forced Aaron Ramsey to be withdrawn from the starting line-up just before kick-off.

Maurizio Sarri's men have been leading the race to sign him this summer, but it is yet to be seen whether or not he will pen a new deal. They have to know how to win games, even if it's 1-0.

Campbell, who made 210 appearances for Arsenal, believes the English league will be different to Emery's previous experiences in the La Liga and Ligue 1.

Chelsea had a chance to double their lead in the 12th minute after Callum Hudson-Odoi was turned brought down inside the penalty area.

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Chelsea FC will be aiming to be one of the main challengers for the Premier League title next season as the Blues look to try and bounce back from their disappointing fifth placed finish last term.

Hudson-Odoi was running the game and Morata should have scored from his flawless cross in the 15th minute but instead misjudged his header, Cech then using his left leg to deny the striker after more terrific work from the livewire teenager.

The 17-year old Hudson-Odoi was impressive on his Chelsea debut as he ran the opposition wild in the first half.

Rudiger went close to doubling Chelsea's advantage 10 minutes into the second half but he steered his header wide of the mark.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.

But the Frenchman popped up at the far post to turn home Nelson's cross from the right with the last kick of the game.

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