Arsenal are all set to host Bournemouth on Saturday at the Emirates stadium in their fourth match of the Premier League this season. The Gunners have not had the best start to their Premier League campaign this season as they have only managed to secure 3 points out of a possible 9. Arsenal in the opening League game managed to secure 3 point’s as they came from behind to beat Leicester 4-3 and since have not picked up a single point, Stoke City manged to keep their 1-0 lead and Jurgen Kloop’s men made a joke out of them as they were hammered 4-0 at the Anfield.
Arsene would want to turn thing’s around and start making a difference if he wants his side to put up a decent fight for the Premier League title this season and winning this game will be vital for them.
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe too will definitely look to atleast secure a point from this fixture, The Cherries have had a worst start to their Premier League campaign this season as they have not picked up a single point in three league games. They lost 1-0 to West Brom Albion in the opening league game and then went on to lose to the Hornets 2-0 and in the last game against Manchester City they failed to hold on to an early lead and lost 2-1.
Manager Eddie Howe will be hoping to finally get some point’s this weekend in order to calm things down back home.
The Gunners have only two injury concerns at the moment and will want to make the most out of the match. Defender Calum Chambers is out due a groin strain and is expected to return by next week. However, Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla won’t recover any time soon, as he is sidelined for the entire season due to Plantaris injury. Apart from these two there are no fresh injury concerns for Arsenal and the team will be expected to perform at their best.
The Cherries have four players sidelined for this fixture. Club record signing Nathan Ake is slightly doubtful for this game as he is recovering from an ankle injury, Francis too is doubtful for the game as he had picked up a hamstring injury and might return for the next Premier League game, J Stanislas will not be available for the game due to a groin strain. C Wilson too will not be available not just for this fixture but for almost a month and half as he is recovering from a ACL knee injury. Eddie Howe to has most of his first team squad ready and fit for the game with no new injury concerns.
My Predicted Eleven-
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech.
Defender’s: Mustafi, Koscielny, Nacho Monreal.
Midfielder’s: Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolašinac.
Attacking Midfielder’s: Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez.
Center Forward: Alexander Lacazette.
AFC Bournemouth (5-3-2)
Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic.
Defender’s: Smith, Cook, Ake, Mings, Daniels.
Midfielder’s: Dan Gosling, Andrew Surman, Harry Arter.
Attacker’s: Jermain Defoe, Joshua King.
My Score Prediction-
Arsenal 2 – 1 Bournemouth