Arsenal had the opportunity to reclaim the top four of the standings from the hands of Tottenham Hotspur, as the same city rivals will play a tough match against Chelsea. Meanwhile, Unai Emery’s Gunners will face Bournemouth, the match itself will take place on Sunday night, November 25, 2018 at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth.
On paper, Bournemouth may be unseeded to win in the match later, but in fact at the beginning of this season the performance of The Cherries was very good, they successfully collected 20 points from 12 matches that have taken place and ranked 6th in the standings. But, if you glance at the records of their last five matches, the squad under direction of Eddie Howe looks doubtful, where they are only able to collect 2 wins and swallow 2 defeats among them. It’s just that playing at home might be a distinct advantage for the Cherries.
Interestingly, Bournemouth are only four points behind Arsenal who are ranked 5th. Arsenal also recorded an unbeaten record in 14 matches in all competitions, only in the last five matches, the Unai Emery’s landing squad only won one victory and held back a draw 4 times. Arsenal must take advantage of this match to reach full points, considering the city rivals, Tottenham Hotspur who is ranked 4th in the standings, will face Chelsea.
Head to head Matches – Bournemouth vs Arsenal:
14/01/18 AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Arsenal
09/09/17 Arsenal 3 – 0 AFC Bournemouth
04/01/17 AFC Bournemouth 3 – 3 Arsenal
11/27/16 Arsenal 3 – 1 AFC Bournemouth
07/02/16 AFC Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal
Bournemouth’s Last 5 Matches:
10/18/2012 AFC Bournemouth 0 – 0 Southampton
10/27/18 Fulham 0 – 3 AFC Bournemouth
10/31/18 AFC Bournemouth 2 – 1 Norwich City
03/11/18 AFC Bournemouth 1 – 2 Manchester United
10/11/18 Newcastle United 2 – 1 AFC Bournemouth
Arsenal’s Last 5 Matches:
10/28/18 Crystal Palace 2 – 2 Arsenal
11/11/18 Arsenal 2 – 1 Blackpool
04/11/18 Arsenal 1 – 1 Liverpool
09/11/18 Arsenal 0 – 0 Sporting CP
11/11/18 Arsenal 1 – 1 Wolverhampton
Bournemouth: Asmir Begovic, Steve Cook, Simon Francis, Nathan Ake, Adam Smith, Dan Gosling, Lewis Cook, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks, Jermain Defoe, Joshua King.
Arsenal: Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny, Monreal Nacho, Shkodran Mustafi, Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Aaron Ramsey, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.