Arsenal travel to the South Coast this evening and Arsene Wenger has named his side for the clash with Bournemouth. Shkodran Mustafi is the standout name on the teamsheet with the German securing his first start since returning from injury.
Match: AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal
Stadium: Dean Court
Kick-Off (GMT): Tue 3 Jan 2017
Arsenal take on AFC Bournemouth in a little under an hour and Arsene Wenger has made a number of changes to the side which got past Crystal Palace on Sunday. Petr Cech remains in goal and the big stopper will play behind a back four which features a new addition. Shkodran Mustafi comes in for Gabriel Paulista who drops to the bench. The German starts alongside Laurent Koscielny and the Spaniards, Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal at full-back.
In midfield, Francis Coquelin replaces Mohamed Elneny who has left to join up with his Egypt teammates for the African Cup of Nations. The Frenchman will partner Granit Xhaka in the centre of the park.
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There is a further change in attack with Aaron Ramsey replacing Lucas Perez out wide. The Welshman will play alongside Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez in support of the frontman, Olivier Giroud.
There is a place for youngster Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the bench.
Subs: Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Reine-Adelaide, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Perez
AFC Bournemouth Lineup:
Subs: Federici, Mings, A. Smith, B. Smith, Surman, Ibe, Mousset