Bournemouth vs Arsenal Match Highlights Best Goals Full Details :- Arsenal came back strong after two consecutive defeats by winning last two games. But the Gunners need to maintain this form when they will be Bournemouth in the next EPL fixture. Arsenal is nine points away from the table-topper Chelsea. The Gunners can’t afford to slip up after winning their last two games in a row.
Olivier Giroud praised for his performance in the last two games. He scored with a scorpion kick to give Arsenal 2-0 lead over Crystal Palace on New Year’ day. They are going to play against Bournemouth after just one day’s rest. Arsene Wenger’s team have to show their best performance at Vitality Stadium on 4th Jan 2017.
It’s an important away game for the Gunners. Arsenal must seize three points to decrease the gap behind the leader in the table. But they are going to play this game with just one day’s gap while the home team got an additional day to rest.
The away team should go for an early goal because it will be difficult for every minute on the field later.
“In 48 hours we go into a game with a big handicap on the fixture and I have to find fresh legs,” Wenger said. “In 20 years it is the most uneven Christmas period I’ve seen.
“The difference in rest period is unbelievable in terms of all the teams. It’s more we have sold the rights to TV for a lot of money so we have to accept TV chooses the games. But some teams have more luck than others.”
Arsenal won’t get to complain when the referee blows the whistle to kick-off the match except giving their best to win three points away from home.
Jack Wilshere won’t be able to play due to his contract against his parent club, while fellow midfielders Marc Pugh (hamstring) and Lewis Cook (ankle) are out due to injuries as well.
AFC Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe is going to play against his old teammates after representing DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations this month.
Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil couldn’t play last game as he is suffering from the flu and so his position is doubtful in the upcoming game, while striker Theo Walcott is unavailable with a calf issue also.
Midfielder Santi Cazorla (Achilles), full-back Mathieu Debuchy (hamstring) and defender Per Mertesacker (knee) can’t take part due to their long-term injuries.
Strikers Danny Welbeck (knee) and Chuba Akpom (back) are close to fit and the Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny left for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Arsenal 4-2-3-1: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Xhaka, Coquelin; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ramsey, Sanchez; Giroud
Bournemouth 4-3-3: Boruc; Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels; Arter, Surman, Gosling; Stanislas, Wilson, King
Where Can I Watch Live Bournemouth VS Arsenal?
Bournemouth vs Arsenal is going to kick-off at 7.45pm GMT (2.45pm ET, 1.15am IST). I am providing you Live Streaming and TV information for this EPL fixture below. Take a look.
India: TV: Star Sports Select HD1. [Live Streaming: Hotstar]
UK: TV: Sky Sports 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go.
USA: TV: NBCSN, Telemundo, NBC Universo. Live Streaming: NBC Sports Live.
Australia: TV: SBS One and Optus Sport. Live Streaming: Optus Sport Online.
Middle East: TV: Bein Sports. Live Streaming: Bein Sports Connect.
Malaysia: TV: Astro Super Sport.
Singapore: TV: 102 Mio Stadium.