Struggling Bournemouth will welcome unbeaten Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday as the latter aim to cut the gap between them and log leaders, Manchester City in the Premier League title race.
Bournemouth have had a difficult start to lift under their new manager Andoni Iraola so far and have yet to win in the league. It took a miracle for them to escape the relegation scare last season and it feels like they are sleepwalking towards another relegation scrap.
And although the Cherries played well away at Brighton last weekend, they surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose 3-1 as defensive blunders continue costing them dearly. With three points from six games, the hosts are just hovering around the drop zone, and come into this encounter off the back of a 2-0 EFL Cup third-round victory over Stoke City.
As for Arsenal, Mikel Arteta's men had to dig deep to see off Brentford 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium to seal progression to the EFL Cup fourth round in the midweek. The Gunners drew 2-2 with Spurs in the hotly-contested North London derby at the weekend, which felt like a defeat for Arteta’s side as they failed to control most of the game and blew away the lead twice.
Still, the Gunners are undefeated in the Premier League this season, having taken 14 points out of a possible 18 in their opening six matches, as they look once again to fight Manchester City for the league title.
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Bournemouth vs Arsenal kick-off time
|Date:||September 30, 2023|
|Kick-off time:||3 pm BST|
The game between Bournemouth and Arsenal will be played at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Kick-off is scheduled at 3 pm BST in the United Kingdom.
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Team news & squads
Bournemouth team news
Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola has had a tough start in terms of the fixture list, but the injuries they have suffered early in the season haven't helped their case either, with the Spanish coach trying to usher in a new high-pressing style of play.
New signings Tyler Adams and Alex Scott continue to work their way towards fitness, with the former hoping to make his full debut here after coming on as a substitute in the 2-0 victory over Stoke City in the midweek. Ryan Fredericks and Emiliano Marcondes remain out with long-term injury problems.
Bournemouth predicted XI: Neto; Aarons, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Kerkez; Adams, Cook; Ouattara, Billing, Tavernier; Solanke.
|Goalkeepers:||Radu, Neto, Randolph|
|Defenders:||Senesi, Zabarnyi, Kelly, Mepham, Kerkez, Aarons, Smith|
|Midfielders:||Billing, Cook, Rothwell, Kilkenny, Tavernier, Traore, Christie, Brooks, Adams|
|Forwards:||Solanke, Semenyo, Moore, Ouattara, Sinisterra, Kluivert|
Arsenal team news
The Gunners are still without the services of Jurrien Timber and Mohamed Elneny, both of whom are long-term absentees. Thomas Partey (groin) picked up an injury just before the international break but may be fit to return here.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has a growing injury list, as the Spaniard was forced to take off Declan Rice midway through the North London derby owing to a back concern, while Leandro Trossard was a last-minute absentee due to a muscle problem picked up in training.
Both were not picked in the squad for the midweek EFL Cup third-round clash against Brentford and will be minor doubts here. Meanwhile, winger Gabriel Martinelli (hamstring) remains out of contention and missed out on a place in the latest Brazil squad.
Arteta shuffled his pack on Wednesday night, with Aaron Ramsdale, Jakub Kiwior, Takehiro Tomiyasu, and Kai Havertz all moving into the starting XI. The first-teamers should return to the starting lineup here, including Spanish goalkeeper David Raya, with Ramsdale set to stay on the sidelines in Premier League games.
Arsenal predicted XI: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Vieira; Saka, Jesus, Trossard.
|Defenders:||Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior, Zinchenko, White, Tomiyasu|
|Midfielders:||Rice, Partey, Jorginho, Elneny, Odegaard, Havertz, Smith Rowe, Vieira|
|Forwards:||Saka, Jesus, Trossard, Nelson, Nketiah|
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|20/8/22||Bournemouth 0-3 Arsenal||Premier League|
|28/1/20||Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal||FA Cup|
|26/12/19||Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal||Premier League|
|6/10/19||Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth||Premier League|