Ronald Koeman's side heads into Sunday's clash with Premier League champion Manchester City second in the table after a summer of shrewd player recruitment.
The striker wants to help Arsenal to glory after retiring from playing.
The Frenchman was key to his teammate's sharp start last term but the midfielder's role within the side has altered after the signings of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez.
The striker has had a procedure to correct a recurring injury issue.
Man City are playing poorly, Liverpool have fallen dramatically and no team can seemingly get close to Chelsea at the top. But we should look beyond the standings to appreciate what's been a great season so far. Michael Cox »
The FC TV panel disagree on Chelsea's prospects. What do you think? Vote now! After 12 games of the Premier League season, Chelsea have a six-point lead at the top having dropped just four points to date.Indeed, so dominant h…
After 12 games of the Premier League season, Chelsea have a six-point lead at the top having dropped just four points to date.Indeed, so dominant have Jose
When he's not busy pulling strings in the Barcelona midfield, Andres Iniesta can be found tending to his grapes (so to speak) at his luxury vineyard in his hometown of Fuentealbilla, nestled amid the rolling hills of the Castilla-La Mancha wine…
Manchester United may have returned to the Champions League places following their 2-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday, but Louis van Gaal was unwilling to