Antonio Conte is planning to let Branislav Ivanovic and Gary Cahill leave Chelsea, according to the Daily Mail.
Burnley’s Michael Keane and Middlesbrough’s Ben Gibson could be possible arrivals, after Chelsea’s defence hit indifferent form over the past fortnight.
New Chelsea boss Conte failed to land his targets in the summer – Leonardo Bonucci and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Branislav Ivanovic and central defender Gary Cahill, at fault for Arsenal’s first goal, are expected to be phased out as the Chelsea boss looks to bolster his back four, who have conceded 12 goals in just four games.
The pending returns of skipper John Terry and fellow centre back Kurt Zouma from injury will provide more options for Conte in the coming weeks.
Ivanovic was forced to admit that the Chelsea players let their boss down during the defeat.
The Blues boss said after the game: “Sure I was angry, but my players were also angry. Because we weren’t satisfied with our game, with our performance.
“We had a bad performance together – me first, my staff second and then the players. It is important to take this experience as an opportunity to understand that if we want to come back very soon, to fight for something important in England, it is importanto to improve.