PREVIEW: Arsenal vs Bournemouth

Arsenal return to The Emirates this lunchtime where Bournemouth are the visitors. The Gunners have an opportunity to extend their lead to four points at the top of the table, with Manchester City not playing until later in the day.

Injury News - Arsenal

Mikel Arteta confirmed that Jurrien Timber is fit and available for selection following his ACL injury. They now have a fully fit squad for the remaining three games of the run in.

Injury News - Bournemouth 

Ryan Fredericks, Marcus Taverner, Tyler Adams, Luis Sinisterra, Chris Mepham and Milos Kerkez are all ruled out of contention. Meanwhile, Romain Faivre, Antoine Semenyo, Illia Zabarnyi and Philip Billing have been confirmed as available for selection following a variety of issues. 


Arsenal have returned to form following a blip against Aston Villa in April, with three successive wins. They won on their last outing in the North London Derby against Sp*rs with a 3-2 win.

Bournemouth currently sit 10th in the league and have won their last two games, most recently a 3-0 win over Brighton.

Recent History

Arsenal have played Bournemouth 15 times in their history and have won 12, drawn twice and lost once.  

In the reverse fixture, Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners with goals from Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Kai Havertz and Ben White.

Played For Both

Jack Wilshire went on loan to Bournemouth from Arsenal in 2016, while Benik Afobe started his career at Arsenal before moving to the South Coast in 2016.


It's a must win for Arsenal, as every game is between now and the end of the season. On paper it's a game that should be comfortable, but Bournemouth have shown this season that they are a team who are not to be underestimated due to their organisation and directness in attack.

Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth