Sunday is a massive day in Arsenal's season.

The defeat at Sunderland left Arsène Wenger's side eight points behind leaders Chelsea. However they have an immediate opportunity to make up ground when Carlo Ancelotti's side visit Emirates Stadium this weekend.

As ever TV Online conducted the first pre-match interview with the Arsenal manager.

He discussed:

  • Ancelotti's influence at Chelsea
  • Chelsea's prowess this season
  • the Anelka / Drogba partnership
  • coping with Chelsea's midfield
  • Wenger's left back options
  • the hype machine surrounding big games
  • Alex Song 's new contract
  • the role he can play on Sunday
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