Ospina; Chambers, Mustafi, Holding; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles; Iwobi, Sanchez; Lacazette.

However, it’s also worth noting that the Times predict Ozil will start for Arsenal against the Blues.

Times: Chelsea vs Arsenal

Arsenal’s injury crisis

Arsenal have eight injured players, before getting to Ozil.

Five players are ruled out of the Chelsea game.

Olivier Giroud has a thigh problem, defenders Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac have ankle injuries and Santi Cazorla remains a long term absentee.

Welsh international Aaron Ramsey will also miss the cup tie with an ongoing thigh issue.

Wenger also confirmed that Shkodran Mustafi has a knock and will need a late fitness test before Chelsea.

Staying at the back, Laurent Koscielny could also miss out as he continues to be dogged by a chronic Achilles injury.

Lastly Granit Xhaka is a fitness doubt with a groin problem.

Also see: Chelsea vs Arsenal predictions: Carabao Cup semi-final preview, line-ups & football betting tips.

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