Arsenal will face off against AFC Bournemouth in the Premier Leauge on their travels on Sunday, as Arsene Wenger’s side looks to get back to winning ways once again after failing to do so in their last four games in England’s top flight of football. The north London outfit have not been doing well in recent times and will want to improve on their current form with a win in the upcoming match. The Gunners are slowly slipping away from this season’s title race, after a rather good start to the campaign and the French manager will want his side to produce some better football and results.
At present, the Londoners have just won once in their previous five games in all competitions though some of their players have returned back from injury and have boosted the squad. Arsenal will go into the game at the back of a goalless draw against Southampton at the Emirates and will surely want to score some goals in this one. It will be a battle between fourth place and fifteenth place though on paper there is only one winner. The home side will look to take advantage of the support the atmosphere and should put in a resilient performance against a side, who have found it rather tough to win on their travels.
Petr Cech has been doing his part in helping Arsenal secure some important points with a few brilliant saves in almost every game. The veteran keeper has been the difference at the back and there is no doubt that Wenger will opt for him once again, ahead of David Ospina who has just not been at the same level.
The defence has looked good at times this season and Wenger has generally stuck to a back four. Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin on the left and right-hand side respectively, with Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny at the center once again. The defensive line has to be solid in games, as the Gunners get set to face off Barcelona in the Championship League. The reigning European champions have one of the strongest attacks around and it will be a nightmare if they are not focused on the job.
In front of the defence, should once again start the pairing of Mathieu Flamini and Aaron Ramsey, though Francis Coquelin is fit as well but has not looked at his very best since returning from injury. Further, ahead will feature the trio of Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, from right to left. Ozil and Sanchez played really well together in the game against the Saints, though could not score. The duo will once again be expected to deliver in this game.
Olivier Giroud should start in the role of a lone striker upfront and will be given the responsibility of leading the frontline once again. The Frenchman has not been on target in the last couple of games and will want to get back to scoring ways if he wants to keep their hopes alive in the title race.