Arsenal take the short trip down to the south coast this evening to face newly promoted Bournemouth.
It has been a near perfect start to the season for Mikel Arteta’s side, with the Spaniard leading them to consecutive victories over Crystal Palace and Leicester.
The introduction of Gabriel Jesus, who bagged 2 goals and 2 assists against the Foxes, and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City this summer have certainly rejuvenated this Arsenal side, who will be hoping to find themselves back in the Champions League next year.
After securing automatic promotion to England’s top division last year, the Cherries got off to a great start by beating Aston Villa 2-0 on the opening day, before falling to an emphatic 4-0 defeat against the Premier League champions.
Scott Parker will hope they can get back to winning ways in front of their home crowd at the Vitality stadium.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal TV channel and live stream
UK viewers can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Ultra HD.
The match will also be streamed on the Sky Go app.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal Team News:
The Gunners squad is almost at full strength for their trip to Bournemouth, with Reiss Nelson being the only absentee due to a muscular injury, which Mikel Arteta has described as ‘bad news’.
The Arsenal boss also confirmed that new signing Fabio Viera will be available for selection after picking up minutes for the U-21 side this week, along with Cedric Soares and Emile Smith-Rowe.
Bournemouth’s summer signings, Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell, are still yet to make their debuts for their new side due to their respective injuries, and neither are expected to return to first-team training until the end of August.
Scott Parker also said in his press conference on Thursday that he will make a late call on striker Dominic Solanke who was absent last week due to a foot injury.
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