Bournemouth and Arsenal both come into this Premier League clash off the back of victories in the Carabao Cup, with Bournemouth cruising past Stoke and Arsenal winning a tricky tie away at Brentford.
Neither side will be particularly thrilled with their start to the Premier League season, with Bournemouth hovering above the relegation zone on three points and Arsenal already four points behind champions, leaders and title favourites Manchester City.
The Gunners are yet to lose a game but they are stuttering slightly with two draws. Anything other than a victory on Saturday at Bournemouth will be a real concern for fans who want to see the Gunners keep pace with City.
Here is all you need to know about the game on the south coast.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal H2H Record (Last Five Games)
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There is a major blow for Bournemouth because they are going to be without striker Dominic Solanke after he suffered an ankle injury against Stoke. He is their top scorer and it certainly hinders their chance of victory.
A number of players like Emiliano Marcondes, Alex Scott, Ryan Fredericks, Lloyd Kelly and Chris Mepham are all out injured too, but Tyler Adams could make a start after coming off the bench in midweek.
Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Neto; Aarons, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez; Cook, Billing; Tavernier, Christie, Ouattara; Moore.
Arsenal’s starting lineup is not going to be an easy one to predict right up until the moment it is announced as a couple of very important players are racing to get fit. Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka both suffered injuries against Tottenham last weekend and may miss out against Bournemouth.
The likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Leandro Trossard, Jurrien Timber and Thomas Partey are all out of contention, and David Raya is expected to come back into the goalkeeper slot despite Aaron Ramsdale impressing against Brentford.
Arsenal predicted lineup vs Bournemouth (4-3-3): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Vieira; Nelson, Nketiah, Jesus.
The fact that Arsenal are likely to be without Declan Rice and Bukayo Saka makes it hard to back them quite as much as you’d expect, and there are other good players out injured too.
That being said, Bournemouth do not appear to be up to a great deal at the moment and whilst they should make things quite hard for Mikel Arteta’s side, Arsenal should still have the quality to get a narrow win.