Arsenal will seek to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they face Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth on the road this weekend.
The Gunners are currently unbeaten since the second matchday of the Premier League but they have recently gone through a lean run of form with three successive draws.
Bernd Leno has been the go-to man for the Premier League duties in goal since Petr Cech’s hamstring injury in September. He should retain his position between the sticks after standing out with a number of key saves during the hard-fought 1-1 draw versus Wolverhampton Wanderers last time around.
In the defence, Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac are likely to maintain their positions on the right and left side of the backline and the same could be the case in the central defensive department with Unai Emery prolonging with Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding for the seventh league game on the bounce.
Onto the midfield, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira have remained constants for the Gunners over the past couple of months and the pairing should remain unchanged for the weekend with the latter only making a short trip across Europe with Uruguay during the recent international break.
In the attack, Mesut Ozil will most certainly occupy the number 10 position behind the main striker and he could be accompanied either side by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alex Iwobi. The former of the two had been struggling with a back problem but he was present in the full training session on Wednesday.
Upfront, there are no doubts regarding the inclusion of Alexandre Lacazette despite him having an off game versus the Wolves. The Frenchman and Aubameyang have scored 15 goals between them out of which 12 have come in the English top-flight.
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