Photos: Arsenal train ahead of Chelsea clash, Lacazette & Xhaka show skills

Arsenal will lock horns with their London rivals Chelsea at the Bird Nest Stadium on Saturday as they continue their preparations for the upcoming season.

The Gunners denied Antonio Conte a double in his first season, although the game is of less significance, Chelsea are expected to give Arsenal a run for their money for the sake of pride.

For both teams, the clash will act as a dress rehearsal for the Premier League curtain-raiser Community Shield game scheduled for the 6th of August but Arsenal are expected to be the sharper of the teams after playing three games.

Arsene Wenger has bolstered his squad in this transfer window and the Gunners new boys Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac are expected to feature against the Blues. However, the Gunners were said to be affected by food poisoning which casted doubts over the availability of Kolasinac but he has returned to training in time for the game.

Meanwhile, the Gunners should be brewing with so much confidence following their victory against Bayern Munich and they will be hoping to retain the same form when they meet Chelsea.

Mesut Ozil is reportedly nearing  an agreement with Arsenal over a new deal, and we expect Sanchez to follow suit.

We bring you pictures of Arsenal training ahead of Chelsea game.

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