Bournemouth vs Arsenal preview and predictions
Arsenal travel to Bournemouth on Boxing Day.
Competition: Premier League
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off: 6:00 PM
Mikel Arteta took charge at the Emirates following the sacking of Unai Emery and an interim spell under Freddie Ljungberg, having spent the past few years as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City.
The Gunners have won just one of their last 13 games across all competitions. Bournemouth have just one win in seven Premier League games.
Eddie Howe was without Nathan Ake, Steve Cook, Adam Smith, David Brooks, Lloyd Kelly, Charlie Daniels and Harry Wilson for that match.
Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Stacey, Francis, Mepham, Diego Rico; Cook, Billing, Lerma, Fraser; C Wilson, King.
Kieran Tierney (shoulder), Granit Xhaka (concussion), Rob Holding (knee) and Dani Ceballos (hamstring) and Hector Bellerin is in with a chance of returning.
Predicted XI: Leno; Bellerin, Chambers, Sokratis, Kolasinac; Guendouzi, Torreira; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Aubameyang.
06 Oct 2019: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth (Premier League)
27 Feb 2019: Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth (Premier League)
25 Nov 2018: Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal (Premier League)
14 Jan 2018: Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal (Premier League)
09 Sep 2017: Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth (Premier League)