What time does Arsenal v Bournemouth start, and what channel is it on?

Arsenal players celebrate their first goal scored by Tottenham's Kevin Wimmer with an own goal

The Gunners host the Cherries on Sunday afternoon looking to keep the pressure on the league leaders.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud scores their first goalArsenal's Olivier Giroud scores Arsenal's equaliser at Old Trafford

Arsenal may still be unbeaten since the opening weekend of the season, but in recent weeks draws have held back their progress.

The point gained from Old Trafford last week was the third time the spoils have been shared in the Gunners last four games, with Arsene Wenger's side dropping to fourth as a result. 

Bournemouth visit the Emirates this weekend having earned an impressive victory at Stoke last time out. The Cherries sit in the top half and will do their utmost to make life difficult for the hosts on Sunday.

The Key Battle - Aaron Ramsey vs Harry Arter

In the absence of Jack Wilshere - he is not allowed to face his parent club - Harry Arter becomes an even more important part of the Bournemouth midfield, and he faces a tough test against a fit-again Ramsey.

Bournemouth's Harry Arter in action with Arsenal's Aaron RamseyBournemouth's Harry Arter in action with Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey

Last Meeting:

Arsenal won both matches against Bournemouth by two goals to nil last season, including the most recent encounter at Dean Court in February.

Two goals in as many minutes from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil secured the points for Arsene Wenger's side, who are defending a 100% historical record against the Cherries this weekend.

Recent form – most recent last:

Arsenal - WWDWDD

Bournemouth - DWDLLW

Arsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates scoring their second goal with Hector BellerinArsenal's Theo Walcott celebrates with Hector Bellerin

Who’s the ref?

Mike Jones will be in charge at the Emirates for his tenth match of the season.

The previous nine have seen the 48-year-old award 27 yellow cards and two reds.

What time is kick off?

The action gets underway at 2.15pm.

Where can I watch it?

Sky Sports 1 is the place to see Arsenal v Bournemouth, with coverage starting at 2pm following the conclusion of Stoke's trip to Watford.


Arsenal - 2/5

Draw - 15/4

Bournemouth - 13/2

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