Arsenal travel to Bournemouth this evening (7.45pm kick-off) looking to regain third spot in the Premier League from Manchester City. The Gunners are nine points behind Chelsea and need nothing short of a win to stay within touching distance of the leaders.

Giroud met his third goal in as many games with sheer elation, adding his header here to the stunning "scorpion kick" strike in the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.

"Iwobi is better off in the middle for Arsenal when they come up against teams who are defensively minded like we saw against Crystal Palace", Henry said, as quoted by Metro. Not long after that tune broke out, Alexis Sanchez scored with Arsenal's first shot on target, and the game was played nearly exclusively in the Bournemouth half after that.

The Cherries have won five of their last eight Premier League home games - the same tally that they managed in their first 20 games at home in the competition.

Arsene Wenger's men are priced at 9/4 for a win to nil, while an away victory with both teams finding the net is on offer at 9/4. To get the job done, Wenger picks Olivier Giroud up top, with Alexis Sanchez, Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey all tucked in behind, while Francis Coquelin and Granit Xhaka boss midfield. "In 20 years it is the most uneven Christmas period I've seen".

"The difference of rest periods is absolutely unbelievable, compared to the other teams it is unbelievable". Indeed it was Bournemouth who took the game to them.

Three changes for our @premierleague game with @Arsenal. On loaned Jack Wilshere will have to sit this one out against his parent club.

Arsenal have a sizeable injury list that includes Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Debuchy, Santi Cazorla and Kieran Gibbs.

Mesut Ozil was again missing due to illness with Wenger claiming he had been bedridden for a week and is now all but certain to miss Saturday's FA Cup trip to Preston, but defender Shkodran Mustafi did at least return. Also, check the Live Streaming Online and TV updates with the Score.


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