|They managed to keep their Premier league status after reaching strongest English league for the first time in last campaign while in this season it seems that will manage to end up above red zone again, however in 20th round they have very strong opponents in front of them, they will host Arsenal and I’m not so sure that can avoid defeat. In previous round they managed to get back on the tracks and celebrated over Swansea with convincing result, before that suffered two defeats against strong sides Chelsea and Southampton. This is their fourth meeting with Gunners in one year and in previous three were defeated, in those games scored only one goal and conceded seven, now must show some really great defensive skills to keep a clean sheet but i doubt that can save their net. All in all hosts achieved solid results, they were struggling to find consistency and failed to achieve two consecutive victories so far in this season, now will try to surprise and end that negative record in duels with Gunners but simple it seems like almost impossible mission. Hosts were decent in offense but here must show some pretty good skills to earn points against title contenders but they are underdogs and gap in quality of these two sides is pretty big so i don’t believe that hosts can avoid defeat. Let’s just add that midfielders Marc Pugh (4/1) and Lewis Cook (1/0) will both stay out of action due to injuries.
Arsenal meanwhile had a good season, they did a great Job in Champions league, in Premier league are at third spot but already are nine points behind leaders Chelsea and can’t afford anymore gaps to stay in title race, they are coming here after two victories, most recently defeated Crystal Palace while before that were better than West Brom, those two victories were good for their morale after two defeats against Manchester City and Everton, they now must continue in same manner and collect points here to at least retain their current spot. One again Gunners are in title race but in previous 15 season they failed to win the Premier league although were always among candidates, to reduce the difference between them and leaders they can’t loose points in games like these, they are clear favorites and victory must be achieved at all costs, however in past season they somehow failed to earn points when it was most important, in this season again did that and those recent defeats against Citizens and Everton can cost them a title. Here victory is their only option, despite hosts are underdogs they must play on high level to overcome them, without any doubts Arsenal is having enough quality to earn points here at Dean Court. Coach Arsene Venger can’t count on injured defenders Mathieu Debuchy (1/0), Kieran Gibs (5/0), Per Mertesacker (0/0), midfielder Santi Cazorla (8/2), forwards Theo Walcot (16/8) and Chuba Akpom (2/3) while midfielder Mesut Ozil (17/5) is in doubt due to his illness problems.
Bournemouth did a pretty good job so far by their standards and 10th spot seems like more than decent result, now i doubt that can avoid defeat against Arsenal which can’t afford anymore failures, simple they must win to keep up with Liverpool and Chelsea, here will be under pressure, hosts aren’t without chances but I’m pretty sure that Arsenal will manage to win this game and collect another three points.