AFC Bournemouth host Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium today in the Premier League, with a kick-off time of 15:00. Today’s referee is Michael Salisbury.
The hosts go into today’s game sitting 17th in the Premier League, having picked up just three points from a possible eighteen so far, with their points coming in the way of three draws versus West Ham United, Brentford and Chelsea. The Gunners, meanwhile, sit 5th in the League having picked up fourteen points from a possible 18, with only a point each coming from the matches against Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur.
Both sets of teams will be published live below, so refresh the page at 14:00 to view both line-ups and benches.
Referee: Michael Salisbury.
Assistant Referee: Constantine Hatzidakis.
Assistant Referee: James Mainwaring.
Fourth Official: Sam Allison.
Video Assistant Referee: David Coote.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Nick Greenhalgh.
Pre-match views from the forum:
Perth Gooner: “I don’t think this will be as easy as it looks on paper. But you would expect our players should be able to grind out a win like at Everton. Hopefully we don’t pick up any injuries in this game ahead of Man City a week later.”
Tir Na Nog: “Bournemouth from the little I’ve seen of them so far are a side trying to play a style and brand of football they simply don’t have the quality for, I think they’ll play right into our hands. Only problem would come if we start doing our slow boring stuff and sort of just expect the chances to fall on a plate for us. Which could easily happen. We need to impose ourselves and I think it’ll be a tough day for Bournemouth.”
TheEliteMaster100_: “Our chance creation this season has been horrific this season, we need to start creating more and I mean big chances/clear-cut chances. Our style of play is not sustainable.
Also, when was the last time we truly tested the opposition keeper with good shots on target and high-volume shots? Nketiah/Jesus/Saka/Ødegaard have been wasteful this season in hitting the target with good/clean strikes.
We’re missing our two best ball strikers in Martinelli/Trossard too.”