Arsenal v Bournemouth – Form guide points to an easy 3 points for the Gunners

Arsenal play host to Bournemouth tomorrow afternoon, who are currently just three points above bottom placed Southampton and looking set to be in the relegation dogfight until the end of the season.

The Cherries are in terrible form, with just one win in their last 11 League games, and that includes 8 defeats with just one solitary win at Wolves, while Arsenal have made the Emirates into a fortress with their only defeat in 12 home games was against Champions Man City, and they go into this game full of confidence after winning their last three, scoring nine goals in the process.

Considering everyone was predicting Arsenal’s downfall when Gabriel Jesus got injured in the World Cup, but luckily Nketiah stepped up to cover, and it certainly can’t be ignored that Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Martin Ødegaard have also scored 30 goals between them. Trossard’s arrival in January has given the Gunners even more firepower, so we are hardly lacking in the attacking department without our Brazilian talisman.

So, on the bare form on paper, Arsenal will be very very hot favourites, and when you have a look at the historical Head-to-head meetings it doesn’t look any better for the Cherries. They have taken just one point off us in our last 5 League meetings, and Arsenal were very comfortable when winning 3-0 at the Vitality Stadium earlier in the season, and there is absolutely no way that I can see this game being any more difficult back at the Emirates…

We all know that there are “no easy games” in the Premier League, but I’m struggling to think of any easier game for Arsenal right now!

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  1. Not until the fat lady sings , we should not approach this game with any cavalier attitude, this game needs our uttermost attention,

    There is a strong possibility Bournmouth will visit the Emirates with a low block set up, this is the system that gives us the most challenge, we got to hit them hard and early.

    Apart from Xhaka that may need a little rest the same team that started on Wednesday should do the trick again.

    1. Spot on Gs.Unfortunately Arteta seems reluctant to consider resting Xhaka who has not made much of a contribution in the last 4/5 games I have seen.It’s relatively easy to field an unchanged side from our lofty position but sometimes one of two changes can recharge batteries which have fun down.A win is not a foregone conclusion by any means, and I hope our defenders set out with a real determination to keep another clean sheet.

      1. @Grandad – Arteta is the manager and knows what he is doing. In spite of all the vitriol he has endured over the project he is midwifing, the club is in pole position. The team will drop points as will all the other 19 clubs, but he is doing a great balancing job so far and when he needs to rest Xhaka, it will happen.

        Remember, he has already prepared fans for that eventuality by praising Fabio Vieira the other day.

    2. Exactly …..why do Arsenal fans continually jinx the the team with predictions!

      Each game is hard whatever anyone says !
      One game at a time !


  2. No EPL match is easy, we must approach every game with so much force,especially low block teams,
    Nketiah seems to do better as sub for now,
    I really love the interchange between Trossard and Martineli, hope we can see now that Martineli wasn’t the problem.

  3. Please stop this arrogance with “easy” games and “easy” points….Even the Everton game of wednesday wasn’t that easy until Saka’s goal…..I will take any win may it be ugly

    1. Good points.
      It is getting irritating seeing people trot out these “easy games” narratives.
      It is disrespectful to other teams and demonstrates an unnecessary arrogance. It is also rarely true.

  4. It will be an easy game because we know and believe in our team. We are currently the best team in EPL and I don’t think the cherries will pose much threat at the Emirates. I agree with the writer, this shouldn’t be a difficult fame for us.

  5. Please don’t jinx this game

    We usually mess up whenever we go saying “easy game”

    Everton – Arsenal was one of the most easy games I could think of for us

    Everybody was beating Everton, their fans angry, protesting, their club was in a mess

    It was too easy for us
    But guess what – we lost

    Abeg make una no jinx this match for us
    No match is easy

    1. “Jinx! “JINX”!! YOU SEEM TO BELIEVE that Gooners free opinions somehow control the result! If only we could!

      Whatever next; witch doctors maybe!!

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