The Gunners have enjoyed a perfect start to their 2022-23 campaign and will want to maintain a 100 per cent record when visiting the south coast
Arsenal have taken maximum points from their opening two games and will be looking to make it three wins from three when they take in a trip to Premier League new boys Bournemouth. The Gunners have spent wisely during the summer transfer window, bringing in the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, with an immediate return being enjoyed on that investment.
The Cherries, who have one victory and one defeat to their name, will have their work cut out trying to contain Mikel Arteta’s side, with GOAL on hand to deliver all of the information you need to keep up to date with events at the Vitality Stadium.
What to Know
Bournemouth will take on Arsenal at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth is out to stop a five-game streak of losses at home.
Things couldn’t have gone much worse for Bournemouth as they lost 4-0 to Manchester City this past Saturday. Things were pretty much settled by the half as Bournemouth was already down 3 to nothing.
Meanwhile, Arsenal beat Leicester City 4-2 this past Saturday.
Arsenal’s victory lifted them to 2-0 (second place with six points) while Bournemouth’s defeat dropped them down to 1-1 (11th place with three points). We’ll see if Arsenal can repeat their recent success or if newcomer Bournemouth bounces back and reverse their fortune.
The striker was found by Martin Odegaard with his back to goal, and a quick turn set up the Brazilian to take a shot. Jesus drilled his effort towards the far corner, and despite getting a touch on it, the goalkeeper couldn’t keep it out.
Right before the break, Bournemouth found an equaliser to send the sides into halftime level. Ryan Christie picked up the ball on the left and took a shot at goal, but his effort was blocked.
The ball fell back to the feet of the forward though, and with Ramsdale on the floor following the original shot, Christie had an open net to aim at and level the score. The Gunners struggled and threw everything they had at Bournemouth, and Arteta’s side managed to find the winner in the 89th minute from an unlikely player.
Arsenal squad & team news
Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu took in their first outings of the 2022-23 campaign during a 4-2 home win over Leicester last time out, with plenty more to come from them.
Fabio Vieira is yet to make his competitive bow for the Gunners, but did figure for the club’s U21 side in midweek and may come into contention for a debut versus the Cherries.
Reiss Nelson is Arteta’s only injury concern at present, with the winger tweaking a muscle ahead of last weekend’s victory over the Foxes.
Tierney, White, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Bellerin
Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Lokonga, Elneny, Xhaka, Vieira, Maitland-Niles, Zinchenko
Pepe, Nketiah, Martinelli, Marquinhos, Jesus, Nelson