TEAM NEWS: Mustafi & Ramsey return for Arsenal

German defender Mustafi makes his return to the starting XI after a month out through injury while Aaron Ramsey comes in for African Nations Cup bound Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal have handed starts to Shkodran Mustafi and Aaron Ramsey for their trip to Bournemouth.

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The pair replace Gabriel and Lucas Perez while Francis Coquelin also comes in for Mohamed Elneny after Sunday’s win over Crystal Palace.

Elneny has travelled to Gabon to take part in the African Nations Cup with Egypt, while Mustafi replaces Gabriel after making his full recovery from a hamstring injury.

Olivier Giroud continues upfront following his scorpion kick golazo against Crystal Palace on Sunday, with Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi starting on either flank for Arsene Wenger’s men.

The Gunners can move to within six points of league leaders Chelsea if they win at the Vitality Stadium, with the Blues set to face Tottenham in a mouthwatering London derby tomorrow night.

ArsenalCech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Ramsey, Iwobi, Alexis; Giroud.

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