Premier League action returns this weekend as Bournemouth host an Arsenal side looking for their first win of the new year after holding Chelsea to a draw at the Emirates.
Both sides have had rather disappointing seasons compared to their ambitions, with Bournemouth slipping towards the wrong end of the table and Arsenal currently sitting five points outside the top four.
It’s usually about this time of year where the protests begin to emerge at the Emirates, and after the north Londoners were knocked out of the FA Cup to Championship side Nottingham Forest; the club can no longer look to the competition to salvage their season, although they’re still in with a chance to grab the Europa League and the Carabao Cup.
These two have only met six times previous to Sunday’s game with Arsenal winning five of the six. The world had to wait until 1987 to see the first battle between the two clubs in the League Cup and they wouldn’t meet each other again until Bournemouth achieved promotion to the Premier League in 2015.
Bournemouth travelled to the Emirates earlier this season and were handed a 3-0 defeat where the unlikely Danny Welbeck found himself leaving the stadium with a brace,
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If Arsenal had a few more of their first team players available to play, then this one would be a no-brainer. It is likely that Bournemouth will score, but Arsenal will have just a bit too much going forward with the likes of