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Arsenal vs Bournemouth result: David Luiz’s first goal for the Gunners secures win to move them up to third

Unai Emery and Eddie Howe go head-to-head knowing victory can propel either side into the top-four

Harry Latham-Coyle
Sunday 06 October 2019 16:36
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Arsenal moved into the top four of the Premier League table with a nervy home win over Bournemouth.

David Luiz's first goal for the club secured a 1-0 victory, with the Brazilian guiding a header into the corner early on.

Bournemouth fought back into the game in the second half but could not level things up, with Callum Wilson missing a good chance, and Arsenal clung on for victory, Relive how all the action unfolded below:

What time is kick-off?

The game kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 6 October.

Line-ups

Arsenal XI: Leno; Chambers, Sokratis, David Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi, Ceballos; Pépé, Aubameyang, Saka

Bournemouth XI: Ramsdale; Stacey, Cook, Aké, Diego Rico; Wilson, Lerma, Billing, King; Solanke; Wilson

Team News

Mesut Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s squad once again, after failing to make the Europa League squad during the week. Bukayo Saka receives another Premier League start.

Ryan Fraser, who almost joined the Gunners in the summer, is left out due to illness while David Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Junior Stanislas and Chris Mepham continue to miss out due to injury.

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Afternoon all, and welcome to a bumper day of Premier League action.

Four of the Premier League's big six are in action on a busy afternoon of top flight football, including Arsenal, who welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates Stadium.

Kick-off is about an hour away...

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 12:55
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Team News - Bournemouth

Eddie Howe names an unchanged Bournemouth side, though the visitors are boosted by the return of Ryan Fraser to the bench, the Scotsman having overcome a bout with illness.

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:02
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Team News - Arsenal

Bukayo Saka and Callum Chambers retain their places in the Arsenal side, with Dani Ceballos adding creativity in midfield. Kieran Tierney could make his first Premier League appearance from the bench.

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:05
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No Mesut Ozil in the Arsenal squad today again.

His manager revealed what he had to do to win back his place earlier in the week...

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:11
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Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:13
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Tottenham's slip up at Brighton yesterday means Arsenal will finish the weekend ahead of their rivals however this game finishes today, and Unai Emery's side can move into third with a win this afternoon.

They haven't started the season well at all, and it is a mark of how tight this Premier League season is shaping to be that three clubs who have been in such strife at various points so far in Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs are all so close together and close to the Champions League places at this early juncture.

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:17
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It is interesting to see Unai Emery bring Dani Ceballos back. There was a thought that Joe Willock might play after a superb Europa League performance, but Ceballos has got the nod in a bid to add some degree of quality to a midfield that lacked it badly against Manchester United on Monday night.

Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi are the Spaniard's midfield partners, with Lucas Torreira, who has gone off the boil, rather, after such a promising start to his Arsenal career this time last year, dropping out.

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:19
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Bournemouth's last outing was an entertaining 2-2 draw with West Ham at the Vitality Stadium. I really like this team, and they have set up in an attacking 4-4-2 again, with Joshua King off the left and Dominic Solanke and Callum Wilson's burgeoning partnership given another go up top.

They can hurt this Arsenal defence, which is vulnerable. You just wonder if they will be able to stop this Arsenal side - Jefferson Lerma and Philip Billing will have to do plenty of work in midfield, and West Ham showed you can get at the two Bournemouth full-backs.

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Bournemouth can also go into the top four with victory today, of course, with their goal difference already superior to that of Crystal Palace. Incentive.

Harry Latham-Coyle6 October 2019 13:32

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