Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal team are in desperate need of all three points from our Premier League match today, so facing AFC Bournemouth, which is one of the few teams to suffer an even worse start to the new EPL season than we have is just what the doctor ordered.
On the other hand, failure to beat the Cherries at home today will confirm this as the worst possible start to a title challenge from the Gunners under Arsene Wenger and will send the already seething Arsenal fans into meltdown, so the boss needs to get his team selection and tactics right today.
Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal
Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac
Ozil, Welbeck, Lacazette
Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Sanchez, Giroud, Walcott, Iwobi, Coquelin
At least the defence looks better and that has been a major flaw so far for us. I also like the fact that Kolasinac is furtgher forward as he looks a real danger. Bellerin back on the right where he is best is a good thing as well and putting Lacazette back in the team is a no brainer, but Alexis Sanchez and Giroud starting on the bench seems a bit odd.
I am also a bit confused about why the badly out of form Granit Xhaka keeps starting while Coquelin who has looked good is left on the bench, but as long as Arsenal win I could not really care less. The question is, will we?