Arsenal hostde AFC Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon in the premier league game hoping to end their winless streak of last three competitive games. They started stronger when they scored inside first 15 minutes thanks to error at the back by AFC Bournemouth and Sanchez applied the finishing touches. However Bournemouth were back in it in 23rd minute where Callum Wilson scored to make it 1-1. Walcott scored just after the break to put Arsenal back in front.
Arsenal 2-1 AFC Bournemouth Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
12′ 1 – 0 Alexis Sanchez took advantage of terrible mistake at the back by Bournemouth and put Arsenal 1-0 in lead.
23′ 1 – 1 Callum Wilson brought Bournemouth back into it in 23rd minute as Arsenal started to feel pressure.
53′ 2 – 1 Theo Walcott scored just after the break to put Arsenal back in lead.
Match Highlights (English)
Preview:Arsene Wenger is likley to hand that rare start for Olivier Giroud who scored two goals in the last two games while Sanches will be pushed to the left side of three man attacking midfield alongside Ozil and Walcott. Xhaka and Ramsey to start in central midfield.
Hector Bellerin is still out injured which means another chance for Carl Jenkinson in the back four with Monreal, Mustafi and Koscielny. Petr Cech should return after being benched in the Champions League game on Wednesday. Bournemouth on the other hand has played some good football and are not coming into this game under any sort of pressure which might prove pivotal. This is how I expect both teams to lineup:
Last time these two meet was back in February where Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Ozil. On Sunday, Wenger will be hoping to avoid his teams typical november woes.
Team News & Starting Lineups: Arsenal are likely to replace Mertesacker with Gabrial in the starting lineup after horror show against Southampton’s Shane Long. While Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain might also get a nod in starting lineup with games coming thick and fast and Arsene Wenger need to rotate players. Bournemouth on the other hand will be missing Josh King but they will be boosted by the return of Lee Tomilson. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday afternoon.