Arsenal Aim to Extend Lead in Premier League Title Race Against Bournemouth
Arsenal, the current Premier League leaders, are set to face Bournemouth this afternoon in a bid to maintain their advantage in the title race. The Gunners won their crucial game-in-hand against Everton in their last outing and now sit five points clear at the top of the table.
After overcoming a period of poor results, Mikel Arteta’s side have won all of their last three games and are looking to make it four against the relegation-threatened Cherries. Bournemouth are currently 19th in the table and were heavily beaten by Arsenal’s title rivals Manchester City last weekend.
Gary O’Neil’s side have conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season, which will be music to the ears of the Gunners who are seeking yet another big win. Arsenal have been in fine form recently and will be looking to continue their winning streak against Bournemouth.
The Gunners have named a strong starting XI for the match, with Ramsdale in goal, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, and Zinchenko in defence, Partey, Vieira, and Odegaard in midfield, and Saka, Trossard, and Martinelli up front. The team also has a strong bench with the likes of Tierney, White, Smith Rowe, and Xhaka available as substitutes.
Bournemouth have named Neto in goal, with Smith, Mepham, Stephens, Senesi, and Zemura in defence, Ouattara, Rothwell, and Billing in midfield, and Semenyo and Solanke up front. The team also has a strong bench with Travers, Fredericks, Cook, and Christie among the substitutes.
The match promises to be an exciting one, with Arsenal looking to extend their lead at the top of the table and Bournemouth fighting for survival in the Premier League. Fans can follow all the action on the talkSPORT website stream or via the app.
Arsenal’s Recent Form
Arsenal have been in fine form recently, winning all of their last three games. The Gunners beat Leeds United 4-1 in their last home game before securing a crucial 2-0 win away at Everton.
In their most recent outing, Arsenal beat Southampton 3-1 at home thanks to goals from Saka, Lacazette, and Pepe. The Gunners dominated the match from start to finish and were unlucky not to score more goals.
Arteta’s side has been boosted by the return of several key players from injury, including Partey and Odegaard. The team has also been solid defensively, conceding just one goal in their last three games.
Bournemouth have had a difficult season so far and are currently fighting for survival in the Premier League. The Cherries are currently 19th in the table with just 11 points from 17 games.
O’Neil’s side has struggled defensively this season, conceding 36 goals in 17 games – the most in the Premier League. Bournemouth have also struggled to score goals, with just 13 goals scored so far this season.
The Cherries have lost their last three games in a row, including a heavy 4-0 defeat to Manchester City last weekend. Bournemouth will be hoping to turn their fortunes around against Arsenal but face a tough task against the league leaders.
Arsenal go into this match as clear favourites and will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the table. The Gunners have been in fine form recently and will be confident of securing another win against Bournemouth.
However, O’Neil’s side will be fighting for survival and will be desperate for points. Bournemouth will need to improve defensively if they are to have any chance of getting a result against Arsenal.
Overall, this promises to be an exciting match between two teams with contrasting fortunes this season. Fans can follow all the action on the talkSPORT website stream or via the app.