Bournemouth vs Arsenal (By: Jshoot)
Bournemouth vs Arsenal in EPL match.
If there is a time that Bournemeouth wants to get a point against Arsenal it should be now. Arsenal has a lot of injuries at the moment. 2 of their main centre backs are injured (Monreal & Koscielny). They will have no choice to play 2 young centre back Chambers (23 years old) & Holding (22 years old) alongside Mustafi. Although, with these three at the back they were capable to get clean sheet against Chelsea strong team in semi final cup away game a few days ago. However, whether they can do it consistently remains big question mark, after all both Chambers & Holding haven't been playing a lot this season has no proof that they can do it in consistent basis. If they rely on more experienced one Mertesacker, they are on suicide because Mertesacker is one of the slowest centre back at the moment and Bournemouth attackers are very quick.
Crisis at the back but they might have boost in midfield because Wilshere who needed to come off against City due to injury is back in training. Ramsey is also back in training. Whether both Wilshere & Ramsey are fit enough to start this game, it's still question mark. Ozil is still injured & Sanchez even though he's in training but he's unsettled at the moment because of the rumour of him leaving in January is very strong. Wenger may be will make the same decision to put Sanchez on the bench. Without Ozil, & if Wilshere isn't fit to start and Wenger will once again bench Sanchez, without a doubt Arsenal will find it difficult to create chances without their main creative players, and on top of that Lacazette hasn't score in his last 8 games.
Key stat: Arsenal has been poor in away league games this season, in 11 away league games they have only won 3 times. And only one league away game is won by Arsenal with more than 1 goal difference which is against the poor side Everton before they sacked Koeman.
After 2-1 victory against Everton in their last league game, they will surely want to keep it up and hoping that they can get a point at least against Arsenal who lost Monreal & Koscielny. Bournemouth hasn't been doing good this season with only 1 win in their last 10 games. But I believe Bournmeouth has a chance to punish Arsenal team that lost Monreal, Koscielny & Ozil & with Sanchez is being unsettled, on top of that Bournmeouth can exploits the tired legs of Arsenal players who played in midweeks.
Bournemouth lost Defoe & King due to injury. Joshua King is a big loss but Calum Wilson can still give a lot of problem to inexperienced Arsenal defenders. Bournemouth is currently sitting on 4th last on the table, the four teams above them Huddersfield, Brighton, Newcastle & Southampton lost points yesterday, and Bournemouth will for sure are determined to win this match at their own home in order to move up to 13th spot.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal predictions
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Bournemouth vs Arsenal betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Jshoot).