Bournemouth vs Arsenal LIVE: Gunners travel to south coast for tricky Premier League clash – team news, latest updates

Bournemouth vs Arsenal LIVE: Gunners travel to south coast for tricky Premier League clash – team news, latest updates

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ARSENAL are hoping they can bounce back from their North London Derby draw as they travel to Bournemouth in today’s Premier League clash.

The Gunners will be hoping to make up ground on title rivals Manchester City, who face Wolves today.

  • Start time: 3pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Not televised in UK
  • Bournemouth XI: To follow
  • Arsenal XI: To follow

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Reiss Nelson scored Arsenal's only goal in the Gunners 1-0 win away at Brentford in the Carabao Cup

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Reiss Nelson scored Arsenal’s only goal in the Gunners 1-0 win away at Brentford in the Carabao CupCredit: Alamy

What is their form like?

Bournemouth are still without a win in the league this season.

They have managed to get three draws along the way though.

And the Cherries have also racked up two wins in the Carabao Cup, giving them a much needed boost for the weekend game.

As for Arsenal, they remain unbeaten in all competitions this season.

But they’ve already been held to two draws in the league.

The Carabao win over Brentford helped them get over their underwhelming derby performance against Spurs.

And the Gunners will feel like they’re due a few goals against the Cherries.

Declan Rice faces a nervy wait over his fitness

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Declan Rice faces a nervy wait over his fitnessCredit: Getty

What is the team news?

Bukayo Saka was left out of Arsenal’s midweek cup clash away at Brentford due to a foot injury he suffered in the 2-2 draw against Spurs.

But Mikel Arteta is ready to throw him into the mix at the Vitality after his Bees break.

Declan Rice also picked up a knock during the North London derby and was withdrawn at half time due to a back injury.

Leandro Trossard could make a timely return to the Arsenal squad in time for Saturday, while Bournemouth is likely to come too soon for Gabriel Martinelli and Thomas Partey.

For Bournemouth, Dominic Solanke is a doubt after being forced off against Stoke in midweek but his side remain hopeful he can make the starting XI.

Tyler Adams could make his first start for the club after his summer move from Leeds.

The midfielder came off the bench against Stoke in midweek to get his first minutes for the Cherries.

Emiliano Marcondes, Alex Scott and Ryan Fredericks are all unlikely to return for Saturday’s clash with Arsenal.

Who are the star men?

Dominic Solanke has been in good form for Bournemouth this season.

He has three goals in the league so far, and will lead the line provided he passes a late fitness test.

How the key men compare
How the key men compare

Arsenal are in the same boat, with Bukayo Saka also racing to be fit.

But he sat out Brentford and looks likely to make a stunning return to the side.

What have the managers said?

Andoni Iraola: “[Solanke impact] I think it happened pretty similar against Swansea.

“He came in, he didn’t score, but he was there in the goals and he gave us also different energy against Swansea.

“I think he’s played well. Overall, the team has been much better in second half.

“Unfortunately he couldn’t finish the game. Probably the worst part of the evening.

“We’ll see how he presents, if the ankle is swollen or not.

“But we have a very tight schedule, not even three days. It’s going to be tough.”

Mikel Arteta hopes he can call upon Bukayo Saka

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Mikel Arteta hopes he can call upon Bukayo SakaCredit: Alamy

Mikel Arteta: “Saka was limping quite badly after the match.

“We had to get him off the field which is never a good sign.

“He hasn’t been able to participate in the session. [Bournemouth?] It’s a possibility.

“[Partey is] still not available. It’s a long list! Still not. The same with Jurrien [Timber].

“It’s the situation that we have at moment that we have to adapt.

“The squad we have at the moment is really short and we need players back, that’s for sure.”

SunSport prediction

Arsenal have made a strong start to the season.

While Bournemouth are struggling to impress under their new boss.

We predict a straightforward win for the visitors, who have too much firepower to not score.

Result: Bournemouth 0 Arsenal 3

Arsenal should have too much for the Cherries

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Arsenal should have too much for the CherriesCredit: Getty

When is Bournemouth vs Arsenal?

  • Bournemouth vs Arsenal will take place on Saturday, September 30.
  • Kick off will be at 3pm BST.
  • The Vitality Stadium will play host.

Is Bournemouth vs Arsenal on TV?

  • Unfortunately, Arsenal’s match against Bournemouth will not be shown on TV in the UK because of the 3pm blackout rule.
  • You can, however, keep up to date with all the action by following SunSport’s live blog.

What are the odds?

Match result

  • Bournemouth – 9/2
  • Draw – 7/2
  • Arsenal – 4/9

*Odds courtesy of Paddy Power and are correct at the time of publication.



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