The Gunners have lost both away games this season, including the 4-0 humiliation at Liverpool. For this reason I think it's a massive game for us. If you see their squad you can understand there are a lot of top players. We did exactly what I expected them to.
But will the Blues be too much for Arsene Wenger's men, who have had a tumultuous start to the Premier League campaign?
Keen to keep his players focused, Conte refused to write off Arsenal when asked about their troubled start.
Wenger last tasted victory on the road against one of the big boys almost 1000 days ago when they saw off Manchester City 2-0 in 2015.
Speaking during Sky Sports' coverage of the game, Smith said: "He's going to pick up the [man of the match] award".
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Conte's main concern heading into the derby is an illness that has given him a sore throat - not an ideal situation for a manager renowned for bellowing instructions at his players during matches.
Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is still unwilling to risk Eden Hazard following his lengthy lay-off with an ankle injury - the Belgium worldwide will start the fixture on the bench.
The 27-year-old Drinkwater joined the London giants from Leicester City on the last day of the summer transfer window and has yet to make his debut with his new club, reports Efe.
"He's a part of the team, so we want everyone to be involved at their best".
"We have to learn quickly and not do the same mistake again", he said. "But he will be of course with us at Chelsea", Wenger added about Sanchez".