Match Today: Arsenal vs Bournemouth 20-08-2022 in the English Premier League
Bournemouth host Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, as Mikel Arteta is keen to maintain his side's 100 per cent record this season. The new Premier League season will be three days old when the action kicks off this weekend. Newly promoted Bournemouth will play host to Arsenal's flamboyant side on Saturday, and Cherry is hoping to do what Brentford did for Arsenal last season, although circumstances have changed for the away side.
Arsenal vs Bournemouth
Scott Parker hopes his players will learn a valuable lesson from last weekend, as Manchester City rioted at the Etihad. Cherries found themselves three goals behind in the first half, and the three points were headed in one direction only. The Bournemouth boss hopes to learn lessons from that defeat and use them against Mikel Arteta's side.
Parker and his men's main objective will be to maintain a strong challenge in the Premier League, although the current fixture list may not offer much hope. After Manchester City and Arsenal, Cherries next faces Liverpool, although there is a certain level of delay after that.
Arteta will be pleased with the way his team has started the season. Arsenal and Manchester City are the only teams left with a record 100 per cent after two days of matches. Arsenal continued their opening night win over Crystal Palace with a star appearance against Leicester City last weekend.
The match also witnessed an exciting debut at home for newcomer Gabriel Jesus, who finished the match with a brace and two assists. Arteta could not have asked for a better offer from his star striker, although he will be keen to motivate Arsenal to maintain their momentum and position themselves in a strong position before facing Manchester United in the sixth round. No surprises from Bournemouth, as he targets three points again.
Mikel Arteta has told the press that he has a full-strength squad for the Bournemouth match, with the exception of Reiss Nelson, who has been sidelined due to a quad injury. Since last week's win over Leicester City, many players who were once questioning their fitness have improved, with the focus on Fabio Vieira.
The Portuguese attacking midfielder missed the pre-season due to injury and won the first minutes of playing with the under-21 team. He played 45 minutes against Swansea City, and Arteta was there to watch his progress. The Arsenal coach hinted at his inclusion in the match day squad.
Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Bournemouth beat Arsenal only once in the Premier League. Arsenal have scored in all 12 matches against Bournemouth in all competitions. Gabriel Jesus has scored in two of his last three Premier League games against Bournemouth. Arsenal opened the scoring in the first ten minutes in three of their last four matches in all competitions against Bournemouth. This season, Arsenal have won the highest 50/50 duels ratio in the Premier League. 55 percent.
Martinelli's collaboration with Gabriel Jesus has been phenomenal, with the 21-year-old showing the form that makes it difficult for Mikel Arteta to let go or consider other options. The Brazilian striker will be eager to score three goals in as many matches as he will be the player who will be the focus against Bournemouth.