Bournemouth bounced back from back-to-back defeats with a resounding 3-0 win at Swansea at New Year’s Eve and will hope to take advantage of the extra day’s rest ahead of the welcome of Arsenal.
The Cherries, however, have lost their three Premier League meetings with the north London outfit, conceding seven in the process.
Following back-to-back losses, Arsenal have secured back-to-back wins following victories over West Brom and Crystal Palace. That being said, they have won just one of their last four away Premier League games, with the two defeats coming at Everton and Manchester City.
Bournemouth will be confident on home turf, but Arsenal could make it three successive league wins when they make the trip to the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night. Place your bet on Naijabet.com
Bournemouth – Eddie Howe is again unable to call on Marc Pugh and Lewis Cook through injury.
Jack Wilshere is unable to play his parent club, which could see Josh King come into the side in the number 10 role.
Callum Wilson and Adam Smith are both pushing for recalls and may feature in place of Benik Afobe and Ryan Fraser.
Arsenal – Mohamed Elneny is unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations and is expected to be replaced by Francis Coquelin.
Mesut Ozil, Kieran Gibbs and Theo Walcott are all doubts for Arsenal, while Chuba Akpom and Danny Welbeck are still short of match fitness.
Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Debuchy, Yaya Sanogo and Per Mertesacker are all ruled out for the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger could bring Shkodran Mustafi and Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain into the starting XI, while Aaron Ramsey is pushing to start.
Arsenal are undefeated in 26 of their last 29 matches in Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Bournemouth’s last 7Premier League games.
Arsenal have won their last 3 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 3 away games (Premier League).
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions.