By DAN KARELL
The match we’ve been waiting for all weekend has finally arrived.
There’s more than just local pride on the line when Arsenal and Chelsea meet up in what should be a great London derby on Monday at the Emirates Stadium (3pm, NBC Sports Network/NBC Sports Live Extra).
For Arsenal, a win will lift them back to the top of the English Premier League and show their supporters that they have what it takes to beat the top teams. For Chelsea, three points could see them going level at the top of the league with Liverpool while Arsenal could drop to fourth place.
Jose Mourinho hasn’t lost to Arsene Wenger in nine previous matches (five wins, four draws) and Arsenal already lost at home to Chelsea this season in the League Cup. Can Arsenal provide a response from their 6-3 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City or can Chelsea show their experience and mettle to earn at least a point on the road.
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Enjoy the action.