Arsenal team news: Predicted line up for Bournemouth as Unai Emery gets fitness boost | Football | Sport


Arsenal boss Unai Emery will be hoping Kieran Tierney is available to make his first Premier League start this weekend.

The Gunners welcome Bournemouth to the Emirates after a 4-0 win over Standard Liege in the Europa League.

Tierney played the full 90 minutes in that clash having missed Monday’s draw at Manchester United.

Arsenal’s youngsters again impressed in the Europa League but Emery is likely to go back to his senior pros with Hector Bellerin also featuring on Thursday.

But there’s unlikely to be a place for Mesut Ozil, with Emery admitting the German doesn’t deserve a place in the side.

“I am thinking every time to decide with the best players for each match and the best players in the squad to play and help us,” Emery said after the Europa League victory.

“When I decided he isn’t in the squad, it is because I think another player deserves it more.

“Sunday we have another match. And we are going to decide the same.

“The best first 11 possible to achieve our target to win on Sunday and also adapt to that difficult of playing Bournemouth.

“[We want to] carry on our way that is the same in each match.”

Emery is likely to go slightly more attacking against Bournemouth so Dani Ceballos could be given a start over Lucas Torreira.

Bukayo Saka could also earn another start with Alexandre Lacazette yet to return to full fitness.

Arsenal predicted line-up vs Bournemouth – Premier League

(4-2-3-1): Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, David Luiz, Tierney; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pepe, Ceballos, Saka; Aubameyang


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