Bournemouth vs Arsenal Team News Revealed: Key man benched and other surprises


Arsenal travel to Dean Court to take on Bournemouth with Premier League title firmly on their minds. Gunners saw Leicester record a convincing 3-1 win against Manchester City last night, which makes their game a must-win for them.

Ahead of the kick-off, we bring you the confirmed Bournemouth vs Arsenal team news. Coming in to the game, Mesut Ozil was a huge doubt considering his foot injury had resurfaced.

Alexis Sanchez has also just come in and is not playing to the level he was at earlier in the season.

As for Bournemouth, they have only lost 1 game in 7 with new signing Benik Afobe scoring for fun to lead them to a respectable finish to the season.

Bournemouth starting XI: Boruc; Smith, Francis, Cook, Daniels; Surman, Gosling; Ritchie, Arter, Pugh; Afobe

SubsFederici, Distin, O’Kane, King, Grabban, Iturbe, Stanislas

Arsenal starting XI: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud

Subs – Ospina, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Walcott, Iwobi, Campbell

To everyone’s surprise, Francis Coquelin and Per Mertesacker have been benched in favor of Mathieu Falmini. Arsenal fans will not be happy if this game goes against them tonight.

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