Picking the Best Potential Arsenal Lineup to Face Bournemouth on Sunday

​Since being knocked out of this years FA Cup to Championship side Nottingham Forest last weekend, Arsène Wenger and his players are yet again under pressure as fans begin the slide back into unrest.

In recent seasons, it's been the FA Cup where Arsenal have been able to turn to when things around them, the league and other competitions, repeatedly turned sour.

Returning to Premier League action, a win away to Bournemouth will not only be vital but will be at the very least expected by Arsenal's fanbase, here's how they could line up down on the south coast. 


  • Cech

​Cech hasn't missed a single minute of Premier League action this season, so it almost goes without saying that he's probably the first name on the team sheet. The Czech veteran will be aiming for his tenth clean sheet of the season so far. 


  • Chambers
  • Mustafi
  • Holding

Arsenal look to be without three of their first team defenders for quite some time as Sead Kolašinac, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are all ruled out. Without many options remaining, Wenger will stick with the back three that kept Chelsea at bay on Wednesday night. 

With Chambers and Holding still rather inexperienced, it will be another testing fixture for the German international in the middle of the line.


  • Bellerin
  • Xhaka
  • Elneny
  • Maitland-Niles

After enjoying his first spell of consistent football for a very long time, once again Jack Wilshere limped off with injury and was replaced by the out of favour Mohamed Elneny. Wether or not the injury is more serious than Arsenal would like remains unknown, though it's still pretty unlikely that the England international will make it back by Sunday. 

Providing the width will again be Héctor Bellerín and newcomer Ainsley Maitland-Niles - who has impressed in recent weeks with his relaxed style of play and his desire to get forward and make things happen. 


  • Özil
  • Lacazette
  • Alexis

​While Mauricio Pellegrino chose to leave Virgil van Dijk out of his team selection when he knew he would be off to Liverpool in the coming weeks, Arsène Wenger will do nothing of the sort. With Alexis Sanchez' departure reportedly imminent, the manager decided to bring him on during the second half against Chelsea in midweek, though he was largely unable to affect play. 

Mesut Özil looks set to start though he does have a slight issue with his knee, so don't be too surprised if Alex Iwobi takes his spot - while Alexandre Lacazette looks set to lead the attack once again.