Jamie Redknapp predicts Bournemouth v Arsenal

Dean Court

Bournemouth host Premier League title contenders Arsenal on Sunday.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes that Arsenal will beat Bournemouth this weekend, although he doesn’t think that it will be an easy game for the visitors, Sky Sports report.

Previewing the clash at the VItality Stadium for Sky Sports, Redknapp said that the Cherries will be brimming with confidence for the game and doesn’t envisage Arsenal having it all their own way.

“Bournemouth had a brilliant result against Palace in midweek and they have no fear. They will be playing against Arsenal thinking ‘Bring it on’, and they are going cause them an awful lot of problems,” Redknapp explained.

“Arsenal have lost their way, and they should be playing better because the better players are back. This happens a lot in football and may take one or two games [to adjust]. I still think Arsenal will win this game."

Following the 0-0 draw at home to Southampton, the Gunners have fallen five points behind league leaders Leicester City in the title race. Moreover, they now sit in fourth spot, behind North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

The pressure is on Arsene Wenger’s side to turn it around, and Bournemouth will be no easy task.

The Cherries have won five of their last 10 league matches, including wins over Chelsea and Manchester United, to put themselves seven points clear of the relegation zone.

New signing Benik Afobe – a player Arsenal will know well – has begun life at Dean Court well, and he will need no extra motivation in finding the net when the two teams meet on Sunday.

With key players returning from injury, Arsenal will fancy their chances, although they can’t afford a similar lack of prolificacy in front of goal as they showed against the Saints on Tuesday.

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