Arsenal vs Bournemouth: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups, and Fantasy XI

Seeking a fourth Premier League win on the bounce to remain in control of their title destiny, Arsenal welcome relegation-threatened Bournemouth to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups, and Fantasy XI

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Premier League leaders Arsenal will search for their fourth win in a row when they welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Match Details:

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Emirates Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 4 March
  • Kick-off Time: 15:00 GMT / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
  • Referee: Chris Kavanagh
  • VAR: John Brooks

Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Match Preview:

The Gunners have responded perfectly to their loss to Manchester City with consecutive victories over Aston Villa, Leicester and Everton, and they'll expect to keep that streak alive against the relegation-threatened Bournemouth.

Saliba scored last time in this same fixture (Image- 90min)

Gary O'Neil's side find themselves 19th after a run of eight defeats in their last 11 games in all competitions, and with bottom side Southampton hosting Leicester later on Saturday, there is a chance the Cherries could end the weekend bottom of the table if they fail to pick up a point here.

Team News:

Arsenal:

Jorginho was forced off through illness midway through the last game and could lose his place in the team to the returning Thomas Partey as a result.



— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 3, 2023

There may be changes elsewhere too, given the heavy workload caused by midweek fixtures. Oleksandr Zinchenko could be rotated out as a result while Eddie Nketiah faces a fitness test after appearing to aggravate a knock he was carrying against Everton.

Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny remain out.

Bournemouth:

Matias Vina, Junior Stanislas and Marcus Tavernier were all ruled out of the recent defeat to Manchester City and, given the short turnaround, may not have time to recover. Lloyd Kelly and Lewis Cook are both doubts as well.

Ilya Zabarnyi and David Brooks are confirmed absentees.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Head to Head:

The two teams have crossed paths 13 times across competitions, with 11 meetings taking place in the Premier League.

The Gunners lead 10-1. Arsenal has lost twice in their last 19 Premier League games.



— Arsenal (@Arsenal) March 3, 2023

The Gunners have a 100% record against Bournemouth at home, keeping four clean sheets and conceding twice in six games.

Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten games against Bournemouth across competitions.

Predicted Line-ups:

Arsenal predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Trossard

Bournemouth predicted lineup (4-4-1-1): Neto; Smith, Senesi, Mepham, Zemura; Ouattara, Billing, Lerma, Anthony; Traore; Solanke

ARS vs BOU: Fantasy XI

Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Billing, Lerma, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Traore; Solanke

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