Arsenal host Bournemouth today in what is expected to be a much-needed victory for Arsene Wenger’s side, as they entertain Eddie Howe’s winless Cherries to the Emirates.
After three Premier League fixtures Bournemouth are 18th in the table with zero points, however Arsenal are only three points better off, sitting in an unfamiliar 16th position – albeit at such an early stage of the season. Both need improved performances, and if past results are anything to go by, this could be rather entertaining.
Bournemouth came mighty close to delivering a shock defeat to Arsenal on the South Coast last season, but ended up drawing 3-3, while in the previous meeting in North London the Gunners came out 3-1 victors.
Did you know that this will be only the sixth time the two have gone head-to-head in both club’s histories? Gunners fans can take even more encouragement this Saturday afternoon as the club holds a record of four wins, one draw and zero losses against the Cherries – and with the obvious attacking talent at Wenger’s disposal that unbeaten record is expected to continue.
Bournemouth will have to be careful not to be overwhelmed at the Emirates as Arsenal have completed 1,902 passes in three fixtures compared to their 1,308 this season. However, both teams have a pretty average shooting accuracy with Arsenal at just 30% and Bournemouth at 29%. Will something give between two out of form sides Saturday? Will it be another goal feast for the neutrals to salivate over?
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