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Arsenal team news vs. Bournemouth: Alexis Sanchez on the bench as Wenger recalls Lacazette and Kolasinac

Arsenal team news vs. Bournemouth: Alexis Sanchez on the bench as Wenger recalls Lacazette and Kolasinac

Alexandre Lacazette starts for Arsenal in this afternoon’s clash against Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium, but Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench.

The Chilean international, who came close to leaving the Gunners on transfer deadline day last month, posted an image on Instagram yesterday afternoon stating he was ready for the game but has been left among the substitutes.

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Elsewhere, Skhodran Mustafi, Sead Kolasinac and Lacazette are recalled to the side, while Danny Welbeck retains his place despite being wasteful across his last two appearances.

Arsene Wenger made a couple of strange calls with his team selection against Liverpool before the international break – all of which backfired and resulted in a 4-0 loss at Anfield – which has left the Gunners in a relative must-win situation.

They come into the game on the back of two straight losses and will be keen to get back to winning ways to avoid being cut adrift at the top of the table even at this early stage of the season.

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