Match Preview: Bournemouth v Arsenal

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Bournemouth have not had the best season so far and currently sit just one point above the relegation zone. They have won just one of their last five league games (D2, L2).

Arsenal are fighting to return to the top four but their inconsistent form is making that difficult. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last five league games (W2, D3).

Team News

Late fitness tests will be handed to Josh King and Junior Stanislas. The forwards have been out of action with hamstring problems but could feature against Arsenal.

Tyrone Mings and Jermain Defoe are still on the sidelines with long-term injuries.

Jack Wilshere limped off with an ankle in the midweek Carabao Cup semi-final match against Chelsea. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is in contention to face Bournemouth on Sunday. Wilshere spent last season on loan with the Cherries and made 29 appearances.

Aaron Ramsey is back in the squad following a hamstring problem but Mesut Ozil, who has a slight knee injury, is doubtful. Sead Kolasinac could return but Nacho Monreal (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Olivier Giroud (hamstring) remain sidelined.

Prediction

Both teams will be keen to get all three points in this fixture. It’s a tough one to call. If Bournemouth start well and put Arsenal on the back foot, they could get a result. My prediction is Bournemouth 2-2 Arsenal.

Featured image credit: ctwino

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