Arsenal’s visit to Vitality Stadium turn sour on Tuesday night as AFC Bournemouth stunned the away side scoring two goals inside first 20 minutes of the game. Arsenal looked lightweight heading into the game and Bournemouth took full advantage scoring the first in 16th minute when Charlie Daniels produced a superb finish after cutting inside from the left flank. Callum Wilson made it 2-0 in 21st minute from the penalty spot and Arsenal had a mountain to climb in the remaining 70 minutes.
AFC Bournemouth 0-3 Arsenal Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
16′ 1 – 0 Charlie Daniels scored inside first 15 minutes with a superb finish after he was found unmarked on the left flank and he cut inside before placing past Petr Cech on the near post.
21′ 2 – 0 Callum Wilson made it 2-0 in 21st minute from the penalty spot. Xhaka was the culprit who gave away the foul in side penalty box.
58′ 3 – 0 Ryan Fraser
70′ 3 – 1 Alexis Sanchez
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.
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.