Bournemouth v Arsenal: All you need to know

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Football analysts believe Arsenal are most favored to win the last of their three away English Premier League as they face Bournemouth today. While Arsene Wenger‘s men look hopeful to continue in their recent progress, there are fears that the result might be devastating after 90 minutes.

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Arsenal’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea on 3 January proved a landmark success that is expected to shuttle them to greater achievements in the chase to regain their old winning ways.

The incremental improvement recorded by Wenger and his team was a result of his hearty demands from the players after their Emirates FA Cup exit at Nottingham Forest.

In the west London game against Antonio Conte’s men, Wenger demanded a response and was happy to have his wishes delivered. His team displayed a disciplined defensive tactics which frustrated their hosts, and will most likely work against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth have never won a Premier League match against Arsenal.

However, football is full of surprises as is evident in the hosts’ recent fight from a 3-goal deficit to rescue a point against West Ham United on 26 December.

In other corresponding fixtures last term, Bournemouth also defeated Everton 2-1 and earned their draw 2-2 draw against Brighton and Hove Albion. These recent achievements show the Cherries could pose a problem for Arsenal in today’s game.

“Bournemouth are good in possession, and well-organised in a spatial sense – the player in possession always has multiple passing options, and the Cherries keep width well. Much of this comes from full-backs Charlie Daniels and Adam Smith, who both overlap energetically,” said Michael Cox, a football analyst.

Here’s a look at the players who could miss the teams’ line-up:

ARSENAL: Cazorla (ankle), Monreal (ankle), Giroud (hamstring), Koscielny (Achilles), Kolasinac (foot), Ozil (knee – doubt)

BOURNEMOUTH: King (hamstring – doubt), Stanislas (hamstring – doubt), Defoe (ankle), Mings (back)

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