Bournemouth vs Arsenal Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 English Premier League
When is Bournemouth vs Arsenal on and what time does it start? Bournemouth vs Arsenal will take place on Saturday 30th September, 2023 – 15:00 (UK)
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Bournemouth progressed in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Championship strugglers Stoke, but their league form remains a priority and they are still searching for their first win of the campaign.
Last week's contest with in-form Brighton actually saw the Cherries take the lead when Dominic Solanke capitalised on a Bart Verbruggen error midway through the first half, but Milos Kerkez put the ball into his own net just before the break to level the scores. Andoni Iraola's side were then undone by a Kaoru Mitoma brace in the second half.
Arsenal played out a frenetic 2-2 draw with fellow North London side Tottenham last weekend in what was a pulsating encounter at the Emirates Stadium, and Mikel Arteta was left frustrated by the fact his side led on two occasions before being pegged back by their great rivals.
The Gunners followed that up with a 0-1 victory against Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, and their focus now returns to the Premier League, where they will be determined not to lose any more ground on the leaders.
THE TEAM NEWS
Key striker Dominic Solanke, who came on and scored against Stoke midweek before having to be withdrawn, is a major doubt for this fixture, so Iraola may need to field either Antoune Semenyo or Kieffer Moore in attack.
Defenders Lloyd Kelly and Chris Mepham are injured but summer signing Tyler Adams made his return midweek and should make the squad here.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Neto; Aarons, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez; Cook, Billing; Tavernier, Christie, Kluivert; Semenyo
UNAVAILABLE: Kelly (Injured), Mepham (Injured), Fredericks (Injured), Marcondes (Injured), Scott (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Solanke (Injured)
The Gunners have plenty of injury concerns at present, and Mikel Arteta may be forced into a number of changes for this contest.
William Saliba is a minor doubt, but the bigger question marks surround Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli, with none having trained at the time of writing.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice; Jesus, Smith Rowe, Nelson; Nketiah
UNAVAILABLE: Timber (Injured), Partey (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Saliba (Injured), Rice (Injured), Saka (Injured), Trossard (Injured), Martinelli (Injured)
Despite the fact Bournemouth are still waiting for a Premier League win in the current campaign, this is a potential stumbling block for an injury-hit Arsenal side and they may well have to dig deep in this one in order to get a positive result. Arteta's men have shown that they mean business again this season though, and even if they are missing one or two players for this fixture, they should have enough quality in their ranks to come out on top.
TIP: ARSENAL TO WIN