Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has handed Arsenal fans a monumental boost ahead of the visit of his side to The Emirates on Saturday.
The Italian boss has announced that captain John Terry will be unavailable for the clash as he is yet to recover from an ankle injury he sustained in their draw with Swansea earlier in the month.
Antonio Conte says John Terry hasn't recovered from his injury yet and won't be available tomorrow. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 23, 2016
The Blues legend has a decent record against the Gunners, having won 15 of the 36 games in which he has featured against them, losing on 10 occasions.
After disagreements and disputes over a contract extension at the end of last season, the former England captain decided to stay on at Stamford Bridge, and has made over 670 appearances for his club, winning -amongst other things – four league titles, five FA Cups and a Champions League.
The 35-year-old was the only short-term absentee for the South London outfit, whilst for the hosts Olivier Giroud will face a fitness test before being confirmed fit.