Confirmed: Bournemouth and Arsenal line-ups

Bournemouth AFC player huddle

Here is how Bournemouth and Arsenal will line up this weekend:

Bournemouth welcome Arsenal to the Vitality Stadium this afternoon for what is a key match for both sides.

The hosts are currently 15th in the Premier League, five points clear of the relegation zone but with work still to do to ensure they do not have a nervy end to the campaign.

As for Arsenal, they have slipped down to fourth in the table with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City all currently above them in the race for the title.

A victory for the Gunners this afternoon will take them level with second-placed Spurs but that will be easier said than done against a Bournemouth side with more than enough quality to defeat Arsene Wenger’s men.

Today’s clash is only the third time these two sides have met in a competitive fixture, and the first hosted by Bournemouth. But with Arsenal winning the previous two without conceding a goal, they will be seeking a welcome hat-trick.

Bournemouth lineup


  • Artur Boruc
  • Steve Cook
  • Charlie Daniels
  • Simon Francis
  • Adam Smith
  • Harry Arter
  • Dan Gosling
  • Marc Pugh
  • Matt Ritchie
  • Andrew Surman
  • Benik Afobe

Substitutes: Adam Federici, Sylvain Distin, Eunan O'Kane, Junior Stanislas, Lewis Grabban, Juan Iturbe, Joshua King.

Arsenal lineup


  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Francis Coquelin, Alex Iwobi, Joel Campbell, Theo Walcott.

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