Home Match Day Mkhitaryan and Guendouzi to start, Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Bournemouth

Mkhitaryan and Guendouzi to start, Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) to face Bournemouth


Arsenal have the opportunity to secure a third successive Premier League win when they entertain Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium tonight.

The Gunners are currently one point ahead of Manchester United in the race for the fourth position and they can maintain the spot with an eighth straight league triumph at home.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Bernd Leno has been the undisputed choice for the goalkeeping duties in the Premier League since October and he should retain his place without any doubt.

In the defence, changes are likely with a view on the weekend’s north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at the Wembley Stadium.

Laurent Koscielny may return to the fray to partner Sokratis in the central defence while there could be fresh faces in the full-back positions with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Nacho Monreal featuring on the right and left side of the backline.

In the midfield, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka have been the general picks for the league duties but Emery may seek to change things around with Mateo Guendouzi receiving another start. Torreira could make way for the Frenchman, though he could be utilised off the bench if required.

In the attack, Henrikh Mkhitaryan should keep his place on the right wing after impressing against Southampton with a goal and an assist.

Elsewhere, Aaron Ramsey may likewise maintain his place in the number 10 role, although there could be a change on the left side of the attack.

Alex Iwobi remains doubtful (Sky Sports) with a knock picked up against Southampton and this may see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return to the lineup on the left wing with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line once more.

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