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Match preview: predicted line up for Bournemouth match

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Arsenal head into the match against Bournemouth this weekend sitting sixth in the premier league table. The good news is that Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasinac were part of the full training session on Friday according to the Mirror and could return for the game.

Goalkeeper:

Petr Cech is expected to return to the first team after being rested for the Carabao Cup first leg semi final against Chelsea, a game in which David Ospina kept a clean sheet. Cech continues his search for his 200th Premier League clean sheet against Bournemouth and he hope he finally gets it with a shutout against the Cherries.

Defenders:

Arsene Wenger has rotated between a back four and a back three this season but recently has favoured the back three. Shkodran Mustafi is expected to lead the line in the absence of Koscielny and he will be paired with Rob Holding and Chambers while Per Mertesacker will take his place on the bench.

Midfielders:

The return of Kolasinac from injury means that Wenger has options to call on at left wing back. However, he is expected to stick with the in-form Maitland-Niles at left wing back with Bellerin keeping his place on the right, despite a dip in recent form.

The return of Ramsey could mean that Wenger could field the trio of Xhaka, Ramsey and Wilshere in the centre of the park with Wilshere playing high up the park just behind the striker. Ozil is a doubt for the game and it’s unlikely that Wenger will risk the German on Sunday, a knee problem to blame for his probable omission.

Attackers:

Despite the fact that the future of Alexis Sanchez is still undecided, Wenger has opted to keep playing the Chilean as his ability can win matches for the Gunners, however this weekend it’s thought that he may not even be in the squad, so Danny Welbeck will be called upon. Despite scoring his last league goal against Manchester United in the 3-1 defeat Arsenal suffered at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger will keep the faith with Alexandre Lacazette up top.

COYG!

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