Ozil and Sanchez both missing: Bournemouth v Arsenal teams

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Arsenal team news 2017-18

Arsenal travel to Bournemouth looking for that rarest of things this season, an away win.

Arsene Wenger knows his team need the three points today, but the task is made more difficult as Mesut Ozil remains sidelined with a knee injury, and Alexis Sanchez is not in the squad as he’s on the verge of leaving the club.

Here are today’s official line-ups.

Bournemouth: Begovic, Cook, Ake, Francis, Smith, Gosling, Cook, Daniels, Ibe, Fraser, Wilson

Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Surman, Arter, Pugh, Mousset, Afobe

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

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Elneny, Ramsey, Kolasinac, Walcott, Nketiah

Follow the game on the Arseblog live blog

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Michael Bolton Wanderers
Michael Bolton Wanderers

Should be enough to beat Bournemouth IF we’re up for it. But this eleven is kind of average

Deano

Yeah pretty thin isn’t it. Top four just looks really unlikely with that lineup.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

Do you really think so? What makes you think we can win today?

Michael Bolton Wanderers
Michael Bolton Wanderers

Lacazette I guess

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

Yeah he has been really good of late….

flash
flash

That’s a mid table team

Deano

Should be good enough to see off Bournemouth, depends what effort is on display, the Forest effort or the chavski.

Ross
Ross

Welbz and iwobi need to up their game big time

allezkev
allezkev

Good to see Ntekiah on the bench

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

I am not. It means he will play every weekend and he just aint there yet, and maybe never.

SFME
SFME

Anybody has thoughts why Sead doesnt play?

Belfast Gooner
Belfast Gooner

Coming back from Injury. Maybe don’t want to risk him if he is still not 100%.

Arsengogot
Arsengogot

Oh arsenal we love you❤❤❤

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

We do, but it is hard these days.

Ars
Ars

Shit

Sydneysider
Sydneysider

So..that must be the end for Alexis I see..
For today..let us pick up those three points. COYG.

Dean
Dean

How uninspiring a squad is that, future looks bleak.
Signed
Eternal optimist.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

Both be utd players by wednsday. We are now officially a small club. Many people at arsenal must die. I shouldnt say stuff like this. But for fuck sake. They fuck us up, take our money and laugh at us. This is just madness and no one cares. Utvid out of control.

InTheNorthBank
InTheNorthBank

Take advice from your name.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

True. I am just so pissed noe. I am sorry. But things need to change. Take a look at Sunderland. We are not there yet, but it is not impossible..

Spanish Gooner
Spanish Gooner

Have you ever considered another hobby?

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

I have. But i have done this since 1987. Many times i wish i didnt love arsenal. I cant help it. But i am just so angry. I now miss David hillier, Kevin Campbell, George Graham and a 0-0 draw at Sheffield United. You know things are bad when you miss those days.

Damobot
Damobot

Whats the point anymore !!! Its hopeless

Hank1979
Hank1979

we look very light without creatively ozil. i am over sanchez. the situation has to have been a priblem within the group. looking forwatd to playing against him. some serious investment required but for now 3 points is vital.

Spanish Gooner
Spanish Gooner

Imo Wenger’s best work since 2004 was getting us into the CL with some questionable players (looking at you Denilson) playing great football, and I’m excited for it to happen again. COYG!!!

AmericanGooner
AmericanGooner

@Easy Tiger … This is called optimism. It helps you to stay sane even in the bleakest of situations.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

Agreed. And it is important. But it can also be naivity. We should be careful which it is.

JinJon
JinJon

Squad is looking seriously stretched! Hope this lot can click today, COYG ??

Kinghenrythe14th
Kinghenrythe14th

I see us grinding out a very boring 1 nil win with a pragmatic performance. Expect Elneny to come in and seal off the match with his trademark energy and sideways passing once we get a lead.

Amusa
Amusa

If we sell to United just for a few more million.
I think it shows we have given up as a club.
The club, owner and manager should be ashamed.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

They dont care. They make profitt out of stupid fans as myself.

Eric Blair
Eric Blair

Ridiculous to sell to Utd and Mourinho, City are out of our league and will be for the next 2-3 years probably but Utd are piss poor and we should be all over them, not giving them a helping hand. Plus, Mourinho. Let that sink in.

Easy tiger
Easy tiger

Thankfully someone else see the madness…

ArseyMcArsebutt
ArseyMcArsebutt

Team like that we’re sure to boss mid table
Here’s to sixth place champions.

Stringer+Bell
Stringer+Bell

The future look so bright ? what a team Wenger has essembled. I thought it was great to keep both Ozil and Sanchez at start of season. Then again I’m only (mostly) in hindsight. Our manager is paid 8 million a year to make these decisions

Santi Claws
Santi Claws

Fear not, Jack is going to have a stormer and drag us to glorious victory. You heard it here first.

ScotchEggsRule
ScotchEggsRule

How’d that work out..?

Bai Blagoi
Bai Blagoi

1. Seo is in the squad – very good he has recovered
2. Theo is in as wee – means he is not THAT close to leaving as Alexis
3. Eddie is on the bench as well – either we are limited on attacking options or he has continued his progress in training. Hopefully both.

Cris
Cris

4. Hopefully us.

TrueGunner
TrueGunner

Good lineup and We have Wilshere gunners?

John
John

Main problem with this team right now is the lack of form, all the ingredients are there I think. Welbeck Iwobi Lacazette all need to find some, and at least one of them this game if we are to win..

Espen
Espen

Iwobi should go out on loan. Sorry to Iwobi fans but he is getting useless on the pitch.

Hank1979
Hank1979

jesus welbeck is piss poor

Chippys chip
Chippys chip

Arsene wenger and stan kroenke get out of our club

santori
santori

BOTH gone.

But don’t worry we have Danny Welbeck, Walcott, Elneny.

The future is bright for Arsenal FC

We sell Alexis to City (most likely) or United.

We replace with an unproven and young (again) Malcolm for 40m (close to same price as Ozil) instead of asimilar priced and PL blooded Mahrez.

Forget Draxler bc we clearly have a creative genius in Welbeck on the left.

Lacazette is world class. Sell Giroud, never mind he scores more per minutes played….apparently Lacazette doesn’t get the right service. If we say the same for TGSTEL or Gervinho or Chamakh…

We are defensively feet of clay. But don’t worry we have big guns up top, firepower will gun us through…oh wait.

Turtle speed
Turtle speed

The lack of offensive performance was telling. This is what we are with no offense. A team that ships 2 goals and scores 1… All after taking the lead.