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Premier League: Lineups for Bournemouth vs Arsenal revealed

Arsene Wenger has dropped Alexis Sanchez from his matchday squad!

SNS | New Delhi |

Arsenal travel to the Vitality Stadium to take on AFC Bournemouth in a Premier League clash on Saturday and the lineups for the tie have been revealed by their respective managers.

 

Eddie Howe’s men, 17th in the table, are trotting out in a 3-4-3 formation with Asmir Begovic retaining his place between the sticks behind a three-man defence of Nathan Ake, Simon Francis and Steve Cook.

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Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels are the wing-backs for the tie against the Gunners while Dan Gosling and Lewis Cook anchor the midfield with Jordon Ibe and Ryan Fraser giving Callum Wilson support up top.

 

Sixth-ranked Arsenal, are in their standard 3-4-3 but the omission of wantaway winger Alexis Sanchez from the matchday squad has added fuel to the fire that the Chilean is on the verge of a possible move to Manchester United.

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Petr Cech starts in goal behind of a back-three of Calum Chambers, Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding while Hector Bellerin and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are operating on the wings.

Jack Wilshere partners Granit Xhaka in the midfield pivot with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line and the Frenchman will have Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck for support form the wings.

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Bournemouth have shown signs of a revival in recent weeks and will be backing themselves to nab three invaluable points against an Arsenal side that have struggled to win away from home.

Bournemouth: Begovic, S Cook, Ake, Francis, A Smith, Daniels, L Cook, Gosling, Fraser, Ibe and Wilson.

Arsenal: Cech, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck and Lacazette.

Match starts at 13.30 GMT/1900 IST.