Arsenal’s hunt for a first Premier League title since 2004 continues this weekend, as they welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates. The Gunners remain top of the standings coming into the 26th round of fixtures, and they could move further clear of Manchester City this weekend, depending on other results.
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Arsenal’s title credentials will be challenged over the coming weeks, as they face the prospect of balancing their domestic and European campaigns. The Gunners resume their Europa League challenge after this fixture against Bournemouth, as they travel to Portugal to take on Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. How serious Mikel Arteta takes that competition remains to be seen, as the Gunners find themselves in a position of a lifetime in the Premier League.
Arsenal remains top of the standings after winning crucial back-to-back away games in the Midlands against Aston Villa and Leicester City. However, Arteta will be keen to sharpen up his defence, as they have been allowed goals to readily over recent months.
Bournemouth is still scrapping for their lives at the opposite end of the Premier League standings, as they come into this fixture at the Emirates sitting 19th in the standings. The Cherries have picked up just a single victory from their previous six matches, but an unlikely success in London could lift them out of the bottom three at this crucial stage.
Bournemouth was well beaten in their previous league fixture, as Manchester City claimed a dominant 4-1 win at the Vitality. The Cherries have struggled away from home all season, as they have managed just two victories from 12 matches.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Head to Head
Arsenal has picked up nine victories from their previous 12 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions. That includes a straightforward 3-0 win in the previous meeting between the sides this term. The Gunners have also picked up five straight wins at the Emirates against the Cherries.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth Prediction
This looks set to be one of the straightforward predictions of the weekend, as it looks challenging to see anything other than a home win for the title-challenging Arsenal. We expect the Gunners to run out comfortable winners by a 3-0 scoreline.
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