I really hope that Arsene Wenger sends the Arsenal team out with some licence to express themselves on Sunday, even though the pressure is on for us to pick up a first Premier League win since the Gunners beat Newcastle United in the first game of 2016.
That win was only a 1-0 and we have been a bit goal shy ever since. We would all take a narrow win over Bournemouth, of course, but I think the boss needs to get the spark back into the side and the best way to do that would be to get the old Arsenal fluency flowing again.
A thumping win would be great but even a 4-3 with some good goals would, for me, give us all a big lift. The problem is that when you put a lot of focus into going forward and scoring goals you risk a bit of solidity in defence. I think it is worth it because another draw, especially with no goals, would be just about as bad for our title hopes and morale as a defeat would be.
Playing Kieran Gibbs instead of Nacho Monreal would be a step in the right direction and maybe even the direct and dynamic Oxlade-Chamberlain instead of Walcott on the right.
Do you agree that Arsenal have to take some risks now to give us a better chance of the rewards?