Bournemouth – Arsenal – On Sunday, we expect two more matches of the 23rd round of the English Premier League, and in the first of them are the 16th Bournemouth and the sixth Arsenal, which currently has 18 points advantage. However, the “artillery” of this duel is expected after a series of three rallies and one defeat, while their rival in the same period recorded three draws and one victory. However, Arsenal had recorded four victories in the last five matches, including that fall when they celebrated 3-0 at Emirates.
But last year, Bournemouth managed to win the 3-3 draw against the favored “topkeepers” at their stadium, so they secretly believe in their camp that they can do something similar now. More so because they have not been defeated in the last four games played, with the home team taking home a victory against Everton and a rematch at home with West Ham and away from Brighton, while last weekend in the third round of the FA Cup in their field played only 2 : 2 against second-placed Wigan.
However, the Bournemouth team is in the championship, despite the three boundless matches without a defeat, still only one point away from the relegation zone, so they will certainly do their best to stay undefeated against Arsenal. But for such a thing they have to play a much better defense than in the previous few appearances, because on average they received two goals per match. As for problems with absenteeism, the list of injured players currently contains defender Mings, midfielder Stanislas, and Defoe and King attackers.
For London guests we have already said that in the south of England they are coming in somewhat worse shape, since in the last four games played only three draws and one defeat. However, this defeat was experienced in the third round of FA Cup, with a 4: 2 win at Nottingham Forresta, with coach Wenger practically sending his reserve back to the field. In the championship they were reminded at West Bromwich and at home with Chelsea, while against the “blonde” they played 0: 0 and in the first semi-final match of the League Cup.
Of course, this result is very good for “top players” because a back match is played on their Emirates, but only after making the first Bournemouth debut at home and at Crystal Palace. Otherwise, after two tied ropes, Arsenal fell to sixth place on the table and had two points less than the fifth Tottenham and five on the Liverpool side. Let’s say there are still injuries to Koscielny, Monreal and Kolašinac, the Ramsey and Cazorla midfielders and Giroud striker.