Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have maintained a 100 per cent winning record after three games of the 2022/23 Premier League season as the Gunners head off to Bournemouth this weekend.
The Cherries enjoyed a winning return to the top flight thanks to a 2-0 victory at home to Aston Villa on the opening weekend, but they were brushed aside at defending champions Manchester City last time out.
Arteta will be looking to build on Arsenal’s early-season positivity at the Vitality Stadium as they look to keep up the pressure on their rivals.
Scott Parker admitted the defeat at City was expected but the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder will be looking to pose a challenge to Arteta’s visitors.
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What time is Bournemouth vs. Arsenal?
Bournemouth play host to Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, UK. It kicks off at 5:30 pm BST on Sat, Aug 20.
|Date||Sat, Aug 20||Sat, Aug 20||Sat, Aug 20||Sun, Aug 21|
|time||17:30 BST||12:30 ET||12:30 ET||02:30 AEST|
How to watch Bournemouth vs. Arsenal
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|Streaming||Sky GO||Universo NOW||fuboTV||Optus Sports|
UK: Matches are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
Bournemouth vs. Arsenal predicted lineups
Parker kept changes to a minimum for Bournemouth’s first two games of the Premier League season with eight of the same starting XI lining up against Villa and City.
Dominic Solanke is expected to be back fit after missing out against Pep Guardiola’s side, with Parker set to make a late call on the striker. Ryan Fredericks and Joe Rothwell are out, but new signing Marcos Senesic could be involved.
Bournemouth predicted lineup (3-4-3): Travers (GK) – Mepham, Lerma, Kelly – Smith, Cook, Pearson, Stacey – Tavernier, Moore, Solanke
Summer signing Fabio Vieira is back in training for Arsenal but the Portugal international is not ready to make his debut.
Arteta is set to stick with an unchanged starting XI for the third straight game on the south coast.
Arsenal predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale (GK) – White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko – Partey, Xhaka – Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli – Jesus
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Bournemouth vs. Arsenal betting odds
Arsenal are strong favorites to win this game, despite a solid start on home soil for Bournemouth, with Arteta determined not to drop unexpected points in the opening weeks of the season.
The Gunners have netted six goals in their first two outings of the campaign and have won seven of their 10 Premier League meetings with the Cherries, losing just once.
|About 2.5 Goals||8/11||-130||1.74|
|Both Teams to Score||10/11||+100||1.90|