Arsenal vs Bournemouth prediction

Arsenal return to domestic action on Sunday following their 4-0 thrashing of Standard Liege in the Europa League at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

Unai Emery greatly rotated his squad for European action which included Hector Bellerin making his return after a lengthy injury layoff. Teenager Gabriel Martinelli impressed with a brace so you can expect the Brazilian to start on the bench in this game and may even get a run out in the second half.

The Gunners were 3-2 winners after their previous Europa League match, and that was after a trip to Germany and then playing with 10 men following Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ first half red card.

Bournemouth do head to North London in good form with seven points from their last three games that sees them start the weekend in the top half. However, Eddie Howe’s side haven’t come up against a team as good as Arsenal during that run.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the best players in the first seven weekends of the 2019-20 season, whilst Bukayo Saka looks like an exciting prospect down the left wing. Nicolas Pepe has yet to set the world alight since his club record move to Arsenal over the summer but if he shows what he’s capable of this weekend then Bournemouth will be in a world of trouble.

Callum Wilson and Josh King are playing well for the Cherries which will come as a concern for Emery’s side because their defence is still below par. However, I think we’re in for an exciting game on Sunday which sees Arsenal outscoring the visitors.

Best bet: Arsenal to win is 1.49 with Betfair