Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Are Arsenal beatable?

Arsenal are still doing well in their fight to finish in the top four. They have just overtaken Man Utd and will be reluctant to give hat advantage up with a home game against Bournemouth. Beating Arsenal is far from easy with the Gunners only having suffered six defeats this season.

AFCB look to take don Arsenal tonight.
No team outside the top six has found Arsenal very generous at home. They get the job done and Howe has to find a way of preventing them from doing a similar job on Bournemouth. AFCB's away record gives little hope for much defiance, but in the last home game I felt the Cherries were working tremendously hard and were more mentally up for the game than we have seen in previous weeks.

It may be too early to see any players come back into the team, but if Stanislas is even on the bench it would be a bit of a boost for the team. Howe will be looking to reassure his team with any little aspects about Arsenal's vulnerability that he can find. The home match earlier in the season was a tight game and Eddie may be hoping for a similarly close match when AFCB got the first goal. In away games Bournemouth have not scored in their last three games. Getting a head start is most important and if Bournemouth are to get anything form the game you'd say, this must be the first target for them to achieve on the night.

Evening matches have given Bournemouth some good games this season and perhaps playing under floodlights will help spur the lads on. Cardiff managed to score at the Emirates Stadium in January as did Fulham, but it's preventing Arsenal from scoring first that will be high on Howe's agenda for a positive result.

AFCB Away Form

Arsenal Home Form

Possible AFCB line up
AFCB Subs: Begovic, Daniels, Simpson, Rico, Hyndman, Surridge, Mousset

No comments:

Post a comment