Bournemouth vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 07 February, 2016
Kick off: 13:30 pm BST
Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
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Following Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Southampton, the Gunners have gone four games without a win in the Premier League. Arsenal have dropped to fourth in the league, trailing leaders Leicester City by five points.
Despite a stuttering run of results, Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager has refused to believe that his side’s title chances are over.
“We’ll see at the end of the season. It’s too early to say that,” he told to reporters when asked about Arsenal’s drip in form.
The Gunners travel to Bournemouth to face Eddie Howe’s side that are brimming in confidence after a string of good results.
The Cherries are undefeated in their last four games, winning three of them, and have lost only twice in their last 10 Premier League games.
In the corresponding fixture, Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 2-0 at the Emirates, but Eddie Howe’s side are capable of pulling up a shock result against big teams, having beaten Manchester United and Chelsea a ready earlier in the season.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Team News
Benik Afobe has been in good form, having scored in three consecutive matches, and he is likely to face his former club on Sunday.
New January signing Juan Iturbe is waiting for his first league start and may be included in the starting line up against the Gunners.
Francis Coquelin is back fit and should start in the midfield. Wenger might give a chance to Mohamed Elneny, who impressed in the 2-1 FA Cup win over Burnley.
Danny Welbeck is back in training but the England striker is still few weeks away from full match fitness.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Possible starting lineups
Bournemouth possible line up: Boric, Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels, Surman, Ritchie, Gisling, Arter, Iturbe, Afobe.
Arsenal possible line up: Cech, Monreal, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Bellerin, Ramsey, Coquelin, Sanchez, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Key Stats
1 – Bournemouth have lost just once in their last five games
1 – Arsenal have won just once in their last five games
3 – Arsenal have failed to score in their last three league matches
Prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal