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?


Updated: March 5, 2019 — 1:32 am


  1. 3 at the back again!!!! No No No!

    1. Brilliant πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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

  2. 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. πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜†
      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 πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜…πŸ˜†

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

      1. And Ozil makes you eat your words.

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

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

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

      1. Nice one Gily 😊

    1. Hurrah hurrah GB πŸ‘

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

  4. What a surprise.great finish

  5. 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. 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 πŸ˜‚

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

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

    1. Lol I was just about to write that sue ,,someone’s watching sky sports app πŸ‘
      My streams down so was watching it aswell

      1. Haha I sure am Dan! Will watch MOTD later…

  7. Yo Mkhi you’re so fine πŸ‘πŸ˜€

    1. Did ozil get an assist aswell πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    2. Ooh make that 32 assists for Mesut now πŸ˜‰

  8. Sh1t celebrating to soon

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

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

  10. The defence again.

    1. 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?

  11. Bloody hell… no clean sheet…

    1. no Sue. Ozilllll

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

    1. Jenks, the “corporal”!!

  13. 1000th Premier league goal we have conceded

  14. Guendozi is not doing us favours at the moment 😫

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

  16. Mkhi & Mesut 😍

  17. #prayforbournemouth

  18. 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

  19. Spuds are 1-0 down

    1. 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. Oh I’d love nothing more πŸ‘Š

        1. 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. I hope we do! We play on Saturday…

          2. 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…

  20. Mkhitaryan has been excellent tonight

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

  22. 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. We’re looking good right now!!

      1. Yes Sue – and its about time we had some joy – certainly looks like we mean business πŸ™‚

  23. Kos crocked?

  24. No Sarri meltdown tonight… all of his substitutions have gone off πŸ˜€

  25. 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.

  26. Well done boys πŸ‘Œ very happy with the win


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

      1. Nice assist from Giroud, Paul πŸ‘Š
        I really hope we get a result… we might not see Poch, as he should be banned!!
        Those poor little spuds πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        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 πŸ˜‚

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

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

          3. 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 πŸ‘Š

          4. 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!

          5. Too bloody right Paul πŸ”΄

          6. 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 πŸ˜‚

          7. Hahaha brilliant Paul!! Does get better the more you see it πŸ˜†

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

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