Posted on November 25, 2018 by ADMIN

View From The Enemy – Cherries aim for fast start to undo Arsenal’s unbeaten run

So Arsenal travel to the South Coast today to take on Bournemouth, who are just four points below us in the table, and our series of tough games begin with probably the easiest of the three. Despite their fine record, the Cherries have lost their last two games. Man United can be forgiven, but the defeat to Newcastle will have given them a shock and they will will want to bounce back to winning ways. This is a game that Cherries fans will think they can win, so maybe you could pop over to Matchbbok and find one to take some money off them. It’s a great way to bet so click on this to learn more here about Match Betting.

So just to show you why Bournemouth fans are confident, this weeks View From The Enemy is from the Bournemouth fansite the Cherry Chimes, and Peter Bell thinks that his side can punish Arsenal’s slow starts to our games. He blogged……

AFCB can set up a win in the first 45 minutes against Arsenal
Arsenal have an unenviable record of not being ahead in any of their Premier League games by half time and yet they have managed to rack up seven wins from their 12 matches, and have only been beaten by Chelsea and Man City. Unai Emery has shaped Arsenal into a team that relishes a fight back, but their slow starts could be their undoing against AFCB.

Against Leicester, Arsenal managed to win having gone a goal down but they could only muster a draw against Wolves having conceded first. Even Fulham, who Arsenal swept aside 5-1 went into their match level at half-time. So if Eddie Howe can engender his players to come out with the kind of start they made against Man United, in their last home match and take their chances, Bournemouth could find themselves out of sight by half-time against Arsenal.

Catching Arsenal cold is surely what Bournemouth will aim to do. For all the praise for the way Aubameyang has been scoring goals (seven so far) and the forward play of Ozil (three goals) and Lacazette (five goals), there is a weakness about Arsenal’s defence, which has let in 15 goals, only one less than AFCB. Arsenal have also only managed two clean sheets. Kolasinac has come in for most of the criticism, while Petr Cech has been replaced by Bernd Leo in goal. The midfield performances of Iwobi and Xhaka have also not found top gear this season and with big games for Arsenal to play against Spurs and Man United next, the Bournemouth match is perhaps a last chance for some of these players to demonstrate that they have what it takes to be starting in a Unai Emery’s team.

So Arsenal come to Dean Court with confidence in going on an unbeaten run, but knowing that they have found defeats when they have played other teams in the top six. Wolves gave them a scare in their last outing on home turf and playing away at AFCB is likely to be a bigger test for Arsenal. They also play Bournemouth at perhaps a moment when Eddie Howe is desperate to get back to winning ways after the Cherries’ recent defeats.

So there is a little bit of confidence about today’s rivals, and they also know they beat us last season so may bot be too apprehensive about our unbeaten run.

Should we be worried?

9 thoughts on “View From The Enemy – Cherries aim for fast start to undo Arsenal’s unbeaten run

  1. Sue

    We all know our defence is dodgy & we have a few mistakes in us, so I am a little on edge about today’s game. If we all turn up today, then yes we could quite easily come away with all 3 points (although I thought that against Wolves & look how cr*p that was)
    We’ve been waiting 2 weeks for this game, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint…. COYG

  2. Innit

    Feel same way as Sue
    Our defense bothers me every match
    They may have difficulty with Callum Wilson
    But if we all play our best we can WIN

    Our draw at home was very disappointing
    I expected us to win that match and draw today
    Now I desperately want a win
    Lets win away now to make up for our draw at home


  3. Eddie Hoyte

    I’m sure with them saying they’ll hope to attack us from the first half, they won’t do that totally and risk being caught out of position… Arsenal is one team who despite their dodgy defense, you don’t want to get caught on the counter attack… It’ll be a normal match, it’s fine we are wary of Bournemouth but I’d say it’s cus we drew our last 3 matches.
    I’m sure Emery and the boys know what’s at stake here, getting close to Chelsea and running away from Manchester Utd. I expect us to get back to winning ways today, we tend to perform very well after Int breaks. Please Niles at LB, I’ve never been convinced by Kolasinac, he’s not good when marking oppositions

    1. Eddie Hoyte

      Bellerin was doing well before he got injured.. I’d rather have Bellerin and Miles at RB and LB than have Niles and Kolasinac at RB n LB… When Monreal returns, Niles should be given the chance at RB

  4. Aubamezzette

    We should start with 3 CMs for control of midfield especially in the first half.

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