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Bournemouth v Arsenal preview, predictions and team news

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 9:30, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 12:53, 25 February 2020

Bournemouth and Arsenal square off for a place in the next round of this season’s FA Cup.

The pair have already met twice in the Premier League with the Gunners coming out on top in October (1-0) before a 1-1 draw on the south coast last month.

This also happens to be the first FA Cup meeting between the sides.

Read on for our Bournemouth v Arsenal preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.

When is Bournemouth vs Arsenal and where can I watch live?

Competition: FA Cup

Venue: Dean Court

Date: Monday, 27 January 2020

Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 1

Live stream: Bet365* are streaming this match live for account holders. Those without a Bet365 account already who are interested in streaming Bournemouth vs Arsenal live can take advantage of this service by following the simple steps below.

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Last five meetings: Bournemouth vs Arsenal

26 December 2019: Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal (Premier League)

6 October 2019: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth (Premier League)

27 February 2019: Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth (Premier League)

25 November 2018: Bournemouth 1-2 Arsenal (Premier League)

14 January 2018: Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Bournemouth (DLLLW) 5-10 Arsenal (DWWWL)

Ones to watch

Bournemouth: Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson recently ended a 15-match goalless streak in the Premier League but had already struck in the FA Cup, scoring in Bournemouth‘s third-round win over Luton (4-0). He will now be hoping to go on a run with the Cherries’ league status on the line. Before that, another opportunity to score against Arsenal.

Key stat: Callum Wilson has scored three goals in six previous matches against Arsenal.

Arsenal: Gabriel Martinelli

Gabriel Martinelli has undoubtedly been a pleasant surprise for Arsenal this season after joining in the summer. Only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored more than the Brazilian teenager in all competitions.

Mikel Arteta will no doubt look to the youngster for inspiration again as his more seasoned stars continue to falter. The Brazilian was outstanding at Stamford Bridge, scoring a wonderful solo goal.

Key stat: Gabriel Martinelli is the first teenager since Nicolas Anelka in 1998/99 to score 10 Arsenal goals in a season.

Team news


Eddie Howe must do without defender Charlie Daniels as well as attacking midfielder David Brooks for the visit of Arsenal on Monday evening. Arnaut Danjuma, Jordan Ibe, Josh King, Chris Mepham, Jack Stacey and Junior Stanislas all remain sidelined.

Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling, meanwhile, are both pushing for starts.

Predicted XI: Boruc; Francis, Mepham, Simpson, Rico; H. Wilson, Cook, Gosling, Fraser; Solanke, Wilson.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang serves the last match of his suspension. Kieran Tierney and Calum Chambers are both out due to respective injuries. Arteta should hand a start to Rob Holding with David Luiz banned. Mattéo Guendouzi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Emiliano Martínez could all start.

Reiss Nelson and Sead Kolasinac are both out, while Sokratis remains doubtful.

Predicted XI: Martinez; Maitland-Niles, Holding, Mustafi, Saka; Guendouzi, Willock; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Lacazette.

Squawka prediction

This will be the third meeting between the sides this season. Arsenal are presently 1-0 up in the mini-series, though we can see this latest encounter ending in another draw meaning a replay – and a fourth match – down the line.

Scoreline prediction: Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal


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