DC: Per Mertesacker
A key defender for Arsenal, Per Mertesacker is sure to remain first choice this season and will likely captain the Gunners against Chelsea.
DC: Laurent Koscielny
Another important defensive player in the Arsenal back four, Laurent Koscielny should be handed a start here in preparation for the new Premier League season.
MC: Francis Coquelin
So impressive last season, Francis Coquelin seems likely to keep Mikel Arteta out of the Arsenal team for this game and possibly for the rest of the campaign.
MC: Jack Wilshere
With Arsenal hoping to keep Santi Cazorla fresh, Jack Wilshere could start in central midfield in a bid to get his fitness up after missing much of pre-season.