Arsenal v Bournemouth confirmed Teams – Ozil and Jenkinson return

Arsenal take on Bournemouth tonight at home this evening looking for yet another three points at Fortress Emirates but as usual it will be far from easy.

Despite our problematic defensive injuries, Unai Emery looks to have switched to a back three again, with Laurent Koscielny recalled alongside Sokratis and Nacho Monreal. Saed Kolasinac and the returning Carl Jenkinson are going to be running the flanks.

Matteo Guendouzi comes in to the midfield in place of Granit Xhaka. while surprisingly Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Alexandre Lacazette up front. Mesut Ozil also comes back in to the side as Emery continues his rotation policies.

These are the players that Emery has picked this evening with Tottenham coming up at the weekend….

Leno, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal; Jenkinson, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Mkhitaryan, Ozil; Aubameyang

Subs: Cech, Elneny, Ramsey, Lacazette, Iwobi, Mustafi, Suarez.

The boss is definitely trying to keep all our players as fresh as possible for the run in as we fight to stay in the Top Four, and with the home fans as the extra man we should have far too much for the Cherries, don’t you think?



  1. Roshan says:

    3 at the back again!!!! No No No!

      1. Sue says:

        Doh! This was for hardave singh and his Ozil being arrested comment

  2. hardave singh says:

    Finally Ozil starting an Epl game! Can’t wait! I have a feeling he’s gonna arrested after the game for terrorising Bournemouth. COYG!

    1. ForeverGooner says:

      Yup. He does that a lot. He loves to terrorize defences. Defences all around the PL Nay the World shudder at the thought of defending against Ozil ??????

      Ah man, thanks for the laugh. I needed it. Had a rough day

      1. Loki says:

        And Ozil makes you eat your words.

        Though ego aside, I do hope that goal made your rough day better.

  3. sarsfieldNY says:

    anyone have a decent link to watch the game on? Thanks

    1. Xxnofx says:


    1. Gily says:

      Sue is in another level of love with her love.
      Ozil 1.

      1. Sue says:

        Nice one Gily ?

  4. GB says:

    Class prevails

    1. Sue says:

      Hurrah hurrah GB ?

      1. Said he should start home to Southampton and Bournemouth. Class is permanent. Push on now boys ☺

  5. Xxnofx says:

    What a surprise.great finish

  6. ArsenalWhy says:

    Ozil only knows how to perform against the smaller teams. How come he can’t do that against Liverpool, the French national team or the American army ? He should be benched.

    1. GB says:

      You really are a……. insert appropriate word here..

    2. German national team footballer of the year 5 out of 6 seasons whilst world champions. Enjoy his quality while we can as don’t think he fits emerys style. On his day as graceful as anyone (in my opinion) before I get slated ?

    3. Mwsupporter says:

      Arsenalwhy get a grip on reality, just enjoy today and appreciate what he brings, negativity is damaging and doesn’t help.

  7. Sue says:

    Ozil has been involved in 50 goals in 85 appearances at the Emirates (19 goals, 31 assists) not bad for being lazy hey ?

    1. Xxnofx says:

      Lol I was just about to write that sue ,,someone’s watching sky sports app ?
      My streams down so was watching it aswell

      1. Sue says:

        Haha I sure am Dan! Will watch MOTD later…

  8. Sue says:

    Yo Mkhi you’re so fine ??

    1. Xxnofx says:

      Did ozil get an assist aswell ????

    2. Sue says:

      Ooh make that 32 assists for Mesut now ?

  9. Xxnofx says:

    Sh1t celebrating to soon

  10. I am the only arsenal fan saying on this site that Guendouzi keeps the ball too long

    1. GoonerAbroad says:

      He does. And he tends to fall over too easily. But that was a definite foul.

  11. Pat says:

    The defence again.

    1. ahmad says:

      Why not play good old defensive stuff? Like whacking the effing ball far from the danger zone? And why does the goalkeeper have to pass the ball?

  12. Sue says:

    Bloody hell… no clean sheet…

    1. Pat says:

      no Sue. Ozilllll

  13. SarsfieldNY says:

    Jenkinson playing the best I’ve see him play! Love the bite he is bringing

    1. georgie b says:

      Jenks, the “corporal”!!

  14. Declan says:

    1000th Premier league goal we have conceded

  15. Olivia Dunham says:

    Guendozi is not doing us favours at the moment ?

  16. RSH says:

    Looks like we’re destined for 3 points. Well done boys!

  17. Olivia Dunham says:

    Mkhi & Mesut ?

  18. killamch89 says:


  19. Declan says:

    Excellent !

  20. waal2waal says:

    Mkhitaryan is going to prove his naysayers very wrong and manu will soon regret selling him to us.

    Arsenal 4-1 up and in the ascendency and its fantastic to see #COYG

  21. Sue says:

    Spuds are 1-0 down

    1. RSH says:

      if that result holds we are only 4 points behind. Let’s get Spuds back to their bottling ways and beat them this weekend.

      1. Sue says:

        Oh I’d love nothing more ?

        1. killamch89 says:

          We gonna get 3rd – just watch Spurs do what they do best. Speaking of which can somebody please just end our game already – it’s 5 now ffs. We need to save our energy for Sunday.

          1. Sue says:

            I hope we do! We play on Saturday…

            1. killamch89 says:

              Sue Tottenham still have Liverpool and Man City to Play at both their home stadiums…They have never won at either and the minimum points they’ll lose is 4…

  22. Declan says:

    Mkhitaryan has been excellent tonight

  23. Sue says:

    Laca!!! I’m even more gutted I couldn’t make tonight now!!!

  24. waal2waal says:

    Arsenal see champions league football insight and there’ll be nothing to stop us after we destroy the spuds – maybe… just maybe all is not lost this campaign?

    1. Sue says:

      We’re looking good right now!!

      1. waal2waal says:

        Yes Sue – and its about time we had some joy – certainly looks like we mean business 🙂

  25. Declan says:

    Kos crocked?

  26. Sue says:

    No Sarri meltdown tonight… all of his substitutions have gone off ?

  27. Ackshay says:

    Every big 6 team rivals except Chelsea have at least 3 goalscoring option. Hoping mkhi can become ours behind lacazette and aubameyang. 2 goals and 3 assists in last 2 matches. 6 goals and 4 assists for the season.

  28. Sue says:

    Well done boys ? very happy with the win

  29. Sue says:


    1. Cracking ?! Oh how I want a result sat lunch time now. Title challengers ????? the spuds and their much praised manager don’t do trophies!

      1. Sue says:

        Nice assist from Giroud, Paul ?
        I really hope we get a result… we might not see Poch, as he should be banned!!
        Those poor little spuds ???

        1. Let’s hope the boys have the fire in the belly that served us so well at the Emirates earlier in the season. Poch should have jumped as soon as he heard the Celtic job was available, might have got some silverware on his cv that way ?

          1. Sue says:

            ? brilliant Paul! You know trophies only build egos & they’re not important Paul, so Poch said.
            .. ?? what is he smoking?? Or is that just his excuse for his team of bottlers?!!!

            1. Ha, yes don’t want to build anything that harry kane can’t spell ?! Bring on Saturday, auba and laca both need to start in my opinion

              1. Sue says:

                Yes I’d like them both to start… not sure what line up he’ll go with though. I hope Koscielny isn’t too bad… I’m not a huge fan of 3 at the back… the defence does worry me a little, so need our best for Saturday ?

                1. As long as the boys are up for it and committed, that’s what I want to see. I think rambo will start sat, but looking forward to it already!! North London is red!

                  1. Sue says:

                    Too bloody right Paul ?

                    1. Waiting for arsenal on match of the day but trippers goal seeing it for I think the 6th time this evening has made the wait worthwhile ?

                    2. Sue says:

                      Hahaha brilliant Paul!! Does get better the more you see it ?

  30. Gily says:

    Seems now time for goals advantage collection.
    Any team you can win, win with a bucket full of goals.
    Well done job!???
    To the next game…

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