Arsenal v Bournemouth - Confirmed lineups - Wenger makes major changes

Arsenal v Bournemouth - Confirmed lineups - Wenger makes major changes

Arsenal v Bournemouth - Confirmed lineups - Wenger makes major changes

Lacazette was snapped up boasting a more prolific record than Chamakh, so Wenger will be confident that history will not repeat itself with his latest attacking signing from France.

Organisation, patience and mental fortitude will be needed by Arsenal if they are to earn a win against a side likely to soak up pressure and look to expose the Gunners' defensive frailties on the break.

"Why not? We have only played three games - and two away games".

The Frenchman also praised the performance of Danny Welbeck, who scored twice in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

Arsene Wenger has his work cut as he tries to unite his divided dressing room and can't afford to drop points in front of their own fans.

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"I had a chat with him after the game and he didn't look unhappy". Wenger insists that he doesn't want the forward to leave the club and claims that there is a chance he can keep him.

"That's where I think in England you come to the wrong conclusions always - if England has not won on an global level in over 50 years, it's maybe time at some stage to come to the right conclusions", Wenger told a news conference.

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Sanchez could take some time to get back to full fitness, but the Chilean is likely to start alongside Mesut Ozil - just behind the main striker.

"You are not naive enough to think that will not happen".

Arsenal have won four of the five previous meetings, with the exception being January's 3-3 draw at the Vitality Stadium - when the Gunners recovered from 3-0 down.

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Wenger still believes that the fans are on his side, however.

"Every manager would agree that it should be kicked out before the first game".

However, they have won their last six league games at the Emirates, scoring a total of 15 goals. They have lost their last two league matches.

He insisted that allowing uncertainty over the futures of key players to spill over into the start of the season was hurting the game. A draw would represent their worst start since the 2011-12 campaign.

Having offered no threat in the opening 45 minutes, Bournemouth nearly pulled a goal back within three minutes of the restart when Jermain Defoe got on the end of Jordon Ibe's cross but saw his downward header come back off the post before failing to react in time to convert the rebound.

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Probability of away win: 10%.

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