Arsenal will look to get their third win of the season when they travel to Vitality Stadium this Saturday to face Bournemouth in the third round of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth)
Bournemouth have kept four clean sheets in their last five league games at home.
Scott Parker has never beaten Mikel Arteta in their managerial head-to-head meetings (D1, L1).
The hosts failed to score once in their last seven games.
Three of Arsenal’s last four PL games have seen an own goal scored.
Arsenal have scored six goals in their last two Premier League games.
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven away league games.
Head to head
In ten EPL games between both sides, Arsenal have seven wins while Bournemouth have just one win and two draws against the Gunners.
Latest performances in all competitions
After a positive 2-0 win over Aston Villa in their opening league game of the season, Bournemouth were brought back down to earth last weekend as they were beaten 4-0 by Manchester City.
In an entertaining game at the Emirate, the Premier League champions scored three goals in the first half through Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden before a second-half own-goal by Jefferson Lerma completed the rout, condemning Scott Parker’s side to their eleventh consecutive loss to Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League.
The Cherries will welcome a return to the Vitality Stadium given that this was a ground where they enjoyed most of their success in the Championship last season. Scott Parker’s side won 46 points at home last season (the joint-best in the league with Fulham), with just one of those losses coming in their last five games.
And so, they will come into this tie with the belief that they can hurt the Gunners. However, their record against Mikel Arteta’s men does not inspire much confidence as they have only beaten the north London side once in the Premier League (W1, D2, L9).
Possible Bournemouth starting line-up
Mark Travers; Jefferson Lerma, Chris Mepham, Lloyd Kelly; Adam Smith, Ben Pearson, Philip Billing, Jordan Zemura; Marcus Tavernier, Ryan Christie, Dominic Solanke.
Injured: David Brooks, Ryan Fredericks, Joe Rothwell
Arsenal will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they face Bournemouth this Saturday.
The Gunners have been one of the best performers since the opening weekend, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in their first game, before following it up with a 4-2 win over Leicester City in their last game.
The win over the Foxes made Mikel Arteta’s side one of just two sides to boast a 100% winning record after two games, leaving them sitting in second place in the league table.
The early form has given Arsenal fans so much hope and confidence that this will be the season they finally return to the Champions League after narrowly missing out last season.
There is even talk of an unlikely fight for the league title with Manchester City given that Liverpool and Chelsea are not yet convincing. However, the immediate aim of the Gunners remains to finish in the top four for the first time since the 2015/16 season and so they will look to take it one game at a time.
With four wins in their last five games against the hosts, they will come into this tie confident of getting a good result.
- Possible Arsenal starting line-up
Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, Gabriel, William Saliba, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Granit Xhaka, Tomas Partey; Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus.
Injured: Ries Nelson
Bournemouth 1-3 Arsenal