Arsenal's Emirates Stadium Date: 4th May 2024 at 11:15am
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The Gunners host AFC Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon at 12:30, live on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate. Today’s referee is David Coote.

Team news for both sides will be published below, so refresh the page at 11:30 to see both line-ups.

https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/1786704838090211433?t=RYmRiKSdEqt12VQznJt7vg&s=19

https://twitter.com/afcbournemouth/status/1786705565776814226?t=u9qpvaRiyo-gDwAPVzhfAA&s=19

Referee: David Coote.
Assistant Referee: Timothy Wood.
Assistant Referee: Mark Scholes.
Fourth Official: Darren England.
Video Assistant Referee: Peter Bankes.
Additional Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Burt.

Pre-match views from the forum:

BodyOderggard: “It feels like we may need 3 goals on Saturday. Cherries are playing much better than they were early in the season.

So important for 2 of Saka, Martinelli and Jesus to hit top form this month. Ødegaard and Kai can’t carry this team to the title by themselves and I fear the defence is tiring.”

Topside: “Jurrien Timber looks like being available from the bench.

Hopefully, we are well ahead and he gets some minutes tomorrow.

If he comes on he will get a huge ovation, after such a promising pre-season and debut least he deserves after an unlucky injury.”

Tom Mix: “We need to win, our team is back and the ridiculous three-day between matches period is overcome.

I appreciate Iraola is doing a great job and Bournemouth’s recent results are impressive for their standards…. but look at ours. In the face of adversity from injuries, tiredness etc we’ve hit the final three games with a decent chance and an expectation that we can win them all. That’s all we can do and hope Fulham or even Sp uds get something out of their games against City.

The team is more or less picking itself. The usual question marks are Trossard or Martinelli (Trossard has won his starting place especially for this type of game at home), who starts at left back and does Partey or Jorginho start with Rice.

Second-half appearances for Martinelli and Jesus and a couple of bit-part cameos.

As usual, score early and we could have an easier win than it looks on paper. Go behind and suffer. I don’t expect a 97th-minute screamer from Nelson to save us (wasn’t expecting it last year either). It would be criminal to lose the title on goal difference so whilst three points is the absolute priority it would be great at least keep the current 7 goal difference into the next game.”

 

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