Arsenal will be looking to get rid of their series of draws and get 3 points when they host Bournemouth on Sunday.
The Gunners have drawn their last 2 premier league games against Spurs and Manchester United respectively, and will be looking to come back to winning ways as soon as possible. The Cherries have been decent this season and Eddie Howe will be looking to come out with at least a point.
The Gunners will miss Hector Bellerin, Santi Cazorla, Lucas Perez, Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker as they all are injured. The away side are without Andrew Surman and Steve Cook. Jack Wilshere is ineligible to play against his parent club, so he will only be a spectator.
Team News and Preview:
The Arsenal attackers have been decent this season and they have got points even in the games they have played poorly. Arsene Wenger will expect that his team comes back to its fluent best. Petr Cech and Nacho Monreal are expected to return to the team, also Alex Iwobi has been a bit jaded off late, so Wenger may look to unleash Theo Walcott along with Alexis Sanchez in the wing as Olivier Giroud will lead the line.
Bounremouth will be without Wilshere and that may be pivotal. Their back four will have to be disciplined and two holding players also have to work hard to stop Arsenal’s passing and swift movements. It will be a return for another former Gunner Benik Afobe and he is expected to play a part in the game. Eddie Howe’s side may be looking to defend hard and counter the Arsenal when possible.
Team Form (Latest is extreme Right):
Arsenal: W W D D D
Bournemouth: W D L L W
These two sides last met during the 2015/16 campaign as Arsenal were victorious by 2-0 at Bournemouth. The match at Emirates also ended 2-0 in Gunners’ favour.
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