Arsenal vs Bournemouth betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Arsenal vs Bournemouth prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Bournemouth

Arsenal have lost only one of their last 21 Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium.

Unai Emery’s side have won four out of five at the Emirates this season. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last seven in all competitions.

They’ll face a tough Bournemouth side on Sunday. The Cherries boast an impressive recent away record.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth: Who will win?

Arsenal are 4/9 favourites to win the match while Bournemouth are priced at 6/1. The draw can be backed at 15/4.

Arsenal have kept three straight clean sheets in the cups this season but have failed to keep a Premier League shutout since their opening match. Of the teams to have played three away games this season, only Chelsea have scored more goals than the Cherries. Bet on both teams to score at 3/9.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has seven goals in seven Premier League matches and has netted in all three of Arsenal’s Premier League games at the Emirates. Aubameyang is 3/1 to open the scoring and 4/7 to score anytime

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth Premier League match preview

Arsenal host Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday in the final round of Premier League matches before the upcoming international break.

Despite only winning one of their last five league games, Arsenal head into matchweek 8 inside the top four. Bournemouth have the chance to leapfrog their opponents with a win on Sunday.

It was another feel-good night at the Emirates on Thursday as Arsenal beat Belgian side Standard Liege in the Europa League. Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli scored a first-half brace before midfielders Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos rounded off the scoring. Arsenal lead Group F with two wins out of two.

Arsenal moved back into the top four with a cagey 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Monday. Arsenal went behind on the stroke of half-time but were put back on level terms by Aubameyang before the hour mark.

Bournemouth were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham at the Vitality Stadium last weekend. Josh King and Callum Wilson netted for the home side who were unable to hold onto their lead. Bournemouth remain inside the top half of the table, level on 11 points with Spurs, Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

Callum Wilson is looking to score in a fifth consecutive league match for the first time since March 2014 when he was at Coventry City. He has netted three goals in his four Premier League appearances against Arsenal.

These two sides have met eight times in the Premier League. Arsenal have won six and lost one of those matches.

The Gunners did the double over Bournemouth last season, which included a 5-1 win at the Emirates in February. Of the six goalscorers that day, only Aubameyang will be involved on Sunday.

Arsenal team news vs Bournemouth

Unai Emery made ten changes for Arsenal’s Europa League clash on Thursday night. Midfielder Lucas Torreira was the only player to keep his place from Monday night’s draw at Old Trafford.

Mesut Ozil was once again left out of Arsenal’s matchday squad. The World Cup winner has played just 71 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Bernd Leno will return to goal, but Emery has a number of decisions to make regarding his defence. Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin all played 90 minutes on Thursday and it’s unclear whether the trio will be able to play another match so soon.

The quick turnaround between matches could see David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos reinstated at centre-back, despite their less-than-impressive form. Calum Chambers had a fantastic September and is equally capable of playing centre-back and right-back. Meanwhile, Shkodran Mustafi must be considered after keeping three clean sheets in his three appearances this season.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who deputised at right-back during Bellerin’s injury, could miss out. Maitland-Niles has spoken publicly about his desire to play in midfield, but the 22-year-old failed to make the most of the opportunity handed to him on Thursday.

Bukayo Saka is expected to start on Sunday but Gabriel Martinelli will hope to be involved in some capacity following his man-of-the-match performance in midweek.

Finally, Nicolas Pepe’s place in the starting eleven looks to be at risk. Arsenal’s record signing has so far struggled to adapt since his summer move.

Konstantinos Mavropanos has returned to training but is still regaining match fitness with the U23 side. Alexandre Lacazette remains sidelined with an ankle injury, while Emile Smith Rowe is doubtful following a head injury.

Bournemouth team news vs Arsenal

Ryan Fraser missed the draw with West Ham due to illness. Eddie Howe made no mention of the winger in his pre-match press conference but Fraser is expected to be available for selection.

Eddie Howe’s recent usage of Josh King out wide could continue. Harry Wilson is a doubt which means that Arnaut Danjuma could earn his first Bournemouth start on the left flank.

Sunday’s game comes too soon for injured duo Dan Gosling and Adam Smith who are both targeting a return to action after the upcoming international break.

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Predicted Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth

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Predicted Bournemouth XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Bournemouth XI vs Arsenal

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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