Liverpool dropped points yesterday against Sunderland and if Arsenal beat Bournemouth tonight then they will just be a point behind the Reds.
Not to forget, the Cherries defeated the Merseysiders at home and the Gunners cannot take them lightly.
As far as Arsenal’s team news is concerned, record signing Mesut Ozil missed the last game vs Crystal Palace due to illness and the German international has not recovered as yet because and is not part of the squad for tonight’s game against Bournemouth.
Mustafi has returned to the starting XI in place of Brazilian defender Gabriel. The former Valencia star will once again partner Laurent Koscielny in the central defense.
Lucas Perez started the last game vs the Eagles but he is on the bench tonight. The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez are starting in the attack behind lone center forward Olivier Giroud.
Here is Arsenal’s confirmed XI formation vs Bournemouth.
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