Arsene Wenger is expecting a response from his Arsenal players to losing crucial away games when they travel to face Premier League champions Chelsea.

The Gunners have a wretched recent record on the road against their rivals with top-four aspirations and were soundly beaten 4-0 at Liverpool before the international break earlier this month.

Now they head to Stamford Bridge, where Arsenal have not won since 2011. The Gunners have a terrible record against last season’s top six, winning only two away games out of 21 since the start of the 2013-14 season.

Now Wenger wants his squad to show a positive reaction to the result and performance at Anfield.

Asked if he expects a response at Chelsea on Sunday, he replied: “Of course, of course.

“I’m expecting it and I’m anticipating it. I believe that on the day everything went against us and that we were not sharp physically.

“It was three days before the end of the transfer window, that some had their heads half in and half out, it was special circumstances a bit, you have to consider that.”