Confirmed Lineups: Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Arsenal will get within one point of Chelsea and the UEFA Champions League places with victory at Bournemouth this afternoon.
Bournemouth are as high as eighth in the table and victory would see them end the weekend in sixth. However, they did lose back-to-back games before the international break, including a 2-1 loss at Newcastle United.
The two teams are confirmed as:
Asmir Begović; Simon Francis, Steve Cook, Nathan Aké, Charlie Daniels; David Brooks, Dan Gosling, Jefferson Lerma, Ryan Fraser; Callum Wilson, Joshua King
Substitutes: Artur Boruc, Tyrone Mings, Andrew Surman, Lewis Cook, Junior Stanislas, Lys Mousset, Jermain Defoe
Eddie Howe is going with a 4-4-2 as Joshua King is available again today. Fellow striker Callum Wilson has six goals on the season whilst left winger Ryan Fraser is the dangerman.
The Cherries have conceded two goals in each of their past two games after keeping three successive clean sheets prior to losing at home to Manchester United.
Bernd Leno; Héctor Bellerín, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding, Sead Kolašinac; Lucas Torreira, Granit Xhaka; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi
Substitutes: Petr Čech, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny, Mattéo Guendouzi, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Özil, Eddie Nketiah
Unai Emery is going with a 3-4-3 formation today with Héctor Bellerín and Sead Kolašinac bombing on from full-back.
Alexandre Lacazette’s absence means Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play the striker’s role this afternoon, flanked by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi. Young striker Eddie Nketiah is called up to the substitutes bench.
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