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Bournemouth vs Arsenal injury update & predicted starting line-ups



Arsenal visit Bournemouth on Sunday aiming to end a run of three Premier League games without a win.

Three draws in a row has left the Gunners eight points behind leaders Manchester City and they will be desperate not to lose any further ground this weekend.

Bournemouth made a promising start to the season, but they have lost their last two matches against Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Arsenal were beaten 2-1 at Bournemouth last season, their only defeat in seven previous meetings in all competitions.

Bournemouth will be without right-back Adam Smith for Sunday’s clash at the Vitality Stadium.

The defender was stretchered off in their defeat at Newcastle prior to the international break.

Arsenal strike duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette should be fit to play after withdrawing from their respective international squads.

Mohamed Elneny will be available having missed the past few weeks with a thigh injury, but Laurent Koscielny is not yet ready to return despite stepping up his rehabilitation from his ruptured achilles.

Stephan Lichtsteiner is close to a return, but Konstantinos Mavropanos and Nacho Monreal remain on the sidelines.

Bournemouth are priced at 13/5 to win the game, with Arsenal on offer at Evens and the draw available at 13/5.

Predicted starting line-ups:

Bournemouth: Begovic, Francis, S Cook, Ake, Daniels, Lerma, Ibe, L Cook, Brooks, Fraser, Wilson.

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal Betting Tips

Aubameyang has scored seven Premier League goals this season. Bet on the forward with 138.com to open the scoring on Sunday at 4/1.

Bournemouth won 2-1 in the corresponding fixture last season. They’re 11/1 to match that scoreline this weekend.

Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last five league games. Both teams to score and Arsenal to win is priced at 21/10.