Match date: 28 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 6/10
| Pick: 1 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
2-0 - Won
Arsenal is playing good football in this season, they had some crisis but when finally seemed that they found their form and had four straight victories in a row faced with Southampton in previous round and were smashed 0:4 on the road, that was their most convincing defeat in league in this season. In that match they showed maybe worst performances in this campaign and Southampton outplayed them and deserved that victory. They will now host newcomers Bournemouth and must go for a victory to recoup that negative result from last round. They are still at 2nd position with two points less than Leicester and can't afford another defeat since third Manchester City has only one point less. Arsenal is one of main pretenders for the title in this campaign, they must consolidate their squad and win all three points here in front of their fans. Arsenal is among most effective teams while except previous match showed good defensive skills. Premier league became maybe most unpredictable competition, but Arsenal now must come up to expectation and achieve positive outcome at all costs. Coach Arsene Venger is still have a lot of problems with injuries, midfielders Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta and forwards Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck are all still out of action.
Bornemouth on the other hand occupies 14th position at the table and they improved their form since start of this campaign. They managed to get out of relegation zone and now coming here after six matches without defeat but it will be very hard to continue with positive results against such strong opponent. Their main goal in this season is to keep their Premier league status and if continue with performances like so far four sure will achieve that. They managed to defeat Manchester United and Chelsea but it will be very hard to continue with good results here against Arsenal who has imperative to win. Bournemouth conceded 32 goals in previous 18 matches and they must improve their defense in order to continue with good results. They must try to at least save their net here but to achieve that must play on very high level. As for absent players, defenders Tyrone Mings, Tommy Elphick, attacking midfielder Max Gradel and forward Callum Wilson will miss this match due to injuries, attacking midfielder Christian Atsu is out due to his injury problems while forwards Lee Tomin and Joshua King are in doubt due to a minor injuries.
Arsenal is playing good football and they must recover that negative result from last round, they will for sure go for a victory here and try to achieve another positive outcome here, while Bournemouth is also in good shape but they now have a really hard task to earn some points against one of the strongest teams in league, I expect that Arsenal will achieve convincing victory here.