Arsenal looking to extend unbeaten run to eight games as they welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates
It would be a little naive to get too carried away with recent Arsenal results. But the signs are good that the team is improving. Wins in the Europa League and Carabao Cup are uplifting but the Premier League is a whole different ball game as Bournemouth will no doubt show today.
The fact that most of the fans were disappointed by the draw at Old Trafford shows how far Arsenal have come over the last few weeks, The belief is there that we can beat almost anyone, especially at the Emirates.
But we cannot forget the first-half performance against Aston Villa and second half against Watford. There are no easy Premier League opponents.
A lot will depend on what team Unai Emery puts out. But I am confident it will be a team strong enough to beat Bournemouth.
The Cherries will give a good account of themselves, they have some very good and dangerous players and will be a test for Arsenal today.
They will try and take advantage down the flanks if Tierney and Bellerin are absent. They will also try and shackle Pepe and Aubameyang and will look to spoil and be negative when defending.
If Arsenal takes a positive attitude to this game I am certain they will win, if they set out negatively as they did against Tottenham and Man Utd then points will be dropped.
Arsenal must play to their strengths and not Bournemouth’s and the unbeaten run will extend to eight games.
In better words, if Arsenal drop points they will only have themselves to blame.