Arsenal have dropped to fourth place in the Premier League following a considerable dip in their form lately. They have collected only three points from their last four League games with three draws against Liverpool, Stoke City and a loss to their London rivals Chelsea.
The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 win for the Gunners back on 28th December 2015 and Howe’s boys will look to get a revenge for their loss against an out of the form Arsenal side.
Meanwhile, Bournemouth currently find themselves 15th in the Premier League table with 28 points from 21 matches. The Cherries are seven points above the relegation zone and are doing quite well at the moment.
Eddie Howe’s side will head into the match against Arsenal on the back of a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace away from home at Selhurst Park in the league.
For this match, Arsenal will need to be focused against a team that has already beaten top-four opposition this season. Here’s how the squad is predicted to line up against Bournemouth.
Arsenal Team News:
Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Rosicky are sidelined for Arsenal due to their respective injuries.While Francis Coquelin who came as a sub in the second half against Southampton could be ready to start. The new signing Mohamed Elneny is also pushing for a start in the center of the midfield.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal,
Alexis, Ozil, Campbell,
Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal,
Alexis, Ozil, Chamberlain,
Having dropped so many points in recent games, Arsenal will need to bag all three points, anything less will be a huge blow for them. The Cherries have a good chance of mounting an upset here, but I believe Arsene Wenger’s boys have enough quality to see them through.
Stay Tuned for the Confirmed Line-up.