Bournemouth v Arsenal: match preview

Arsenal need a victory, after a run of four matches without a win in all competitions, but Bournemouth will prove difficult opposition and will cause Arsène Wenger’s defence problems

How Arsène Wenger, who will again be peering from the stands, would love a victory after the nightmare in Nottingham. Arsenal are winless in four in all competitions – their longest barren run since a streak of five starting in February 2016 – and that could easily continue. Eddie Howe can count on making chances with ease against Wenger’s notional defence and that could be enough as the burden of Arsenal’s successes may no longer be able to lie squarely on Alexis Sánchez’s shoulders. The dre...