Bournemouth v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

January 10, 2018

- Grant Whittington

Dean Court - Premier League

Arsenal head to the south coast to face Bournemouth on Sunday in real need of three points to get their top four push back on track.

Past Meetings

Arsenal won 3-0 against Eddie Howe's side earlier this season, with Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck (twice) on target at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are unbeaten in all six of their meetings with The Cherries in a run that stretches back to 1987.

Team News

Arsenal will be boosted by the return from injury of defender Laurent Koscielny and midfielder Aaron Ramsey, however there are fitness doubts over both Olivier Giroud and Saed Kolasinac, who both will have late fitness tests.

Nacho Monreal is still out injured, and he joins Santi Cazorla on the sidelines.

Bournemouth will also make a late decision on two of their players, with Josh King and Junior Stanislas both just back in training following injury.

Tyrone Mings and Jermain Defoe are both still out of action or Howe's side.

Bournemouth v Arsenal Preview Predictions

Bournemouth are in a really poor fun of form at the moment, with just one win in their last 12 Premier League games mounting pressure on Howe.

They have stabilsed slightly in recent weeks, and they are unbeaten in their last four games in league and cup competition.

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games, picking up wins against Newcastle and Crystal Palace along the way. Drawn games have seen Arsene Wenger's side slip down to sixth in the Premier League table, and a win here is paramount for them to get back in the saddle.

Bournemouth's recent poor form plays straight into Arsenal's hands, who despite not playing brilliantly themselves, should have enough to pick up an away win - priced at 4/7.

There has been plenty of goals and action in Arsenal's last few games, with The Gunners scoring nine goals in their last four Premier League games and Arsenal are priced at 6/5 to score in both halves.

Recommended Bets

Arsenal to win 3-1 at 12/1

Wenger's side need to ensure that they do not allow any daylight to open up between them and the other sides in the top six, as it represents a real risk of missing out on Champions League football for a second successive season.

Alexis Sanchez to score first at 18/5

despite the constant speculation linking him with a move away from the club, Sanchez continues to be a key man for Arsenal. He has three goals in his last four appearances and he also has three goals in his last three games against Bournemouth.

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