Arsenal vs Bournemouth LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Bournemouth LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Bournemouth LIVE!

Arsenal have, temporarily at least, gone four points clear of Manchester City at the Premier League summit after brushing aside Bournemouth. The Gunners absolutely dominated the first half of Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off in north London, but had to wait until just before the break to take the lead when Bukayo Saka rolled in a cool penalty following Mark Travers’ foul on Kai Havertz.

The award of the penalty seemed controversial, but it stood after a VAR check. Bournemouth were far more competitive in the second half, but Arsenal doubled their advantage when man of the match Declan Rice teed up Leandro Trossard to score 20 minutes from time.

Antoine Semenyo controversially saw a response for Bournemouth ruled out for a foul by Dominic Solanke on David Raya, before a superb strike from Gabriel was also chalked off for offside ahead of the excellent Rice notching Arsenal’s third in the final moments of stoppage time. Follow Arsenal vs Bournemouth reaction live below, with expert analysis from Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth highlights

  • GOAL! Rice makes it three in final moments

  • NO GOAL! Gabriel strike cancelled out by offside

  • NO GOAL! Semenyo effort ruled out for foul

  • GOAL! Trossard fires in crucial second

  • GOAL! Saka nets penalty before the break

Arteta hails summer signings for taking Arsenal to next level

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Mikel Arteta has hailed Arsenal’s summer signings for taking the squad to a new level, writes Simon Collings at the Emirates.

The Gunners are currently top of the Premier League table and four points clear of Manchester City with just two matches to go, but Pep Guardiola’s side have two games in hand - starting at home to Wolves on Saturday evening.

After fading in the title race last season, Arsenal have stayed true this time around and Arteta has hailed the impact of their summer signings.

Read the article in full here

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Iraola accuses Havertz of diving as Bournemouth fume

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Andoni Iraola conceded that Arsenal fully deserved to beat his Bournemouth team today, but expressed frustration at the officials and accused Kai Havertz of diving.

“I think he [Travers] was [unlucky],” Iraola told TNT Sports. “I don’t think it was a penalty.

“Havertz is the one trying to find the contact and he is diving at the end. It’s a smart decision from Kai Havertz, but I can’t understand it that the VAR hasn’t overturned it.”

Read the full story here

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Arsenal vindicated as Raya seals Golden Glove award outright

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David Raya has won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award in his first season at Arsenal.

The Spaniard sealed the honour with two games still to play this term after keeping his 15th clean sheet of the campaign as Mikel Arteta’s leaders beat Bournemouth 3-0 on Saturday to open up a four-point gap at the top of the table before Manchester City host Wolves in the evening kick-off.

While it has not been a completely pristine campaign for Raya, he has firmly cemented his place as Arsenal’s undisputed first-choice goalkeeper since joining on a £3million season-long loan deal from London rivals Brentford in August.

Read the story in full here

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Remarkable Rice makes mockery of Arsenal price tag

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Even when Arsenal were 2-0 up, and with this game meandering to an end, Declan Rice never stopped running, writes Simon Collings at the Emirates.

That has been the case all season when it comes to Rice, who quite frankly has made a mockery of his £105million transfer fee.

Whatever happens in this title race, he has been Arsenal’s player of the season and his goal here was the icing on the cake of a comfortable victory for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Read Simon’s analysis in full here

Arsenal ratings: Rice sublime as Saliba oozes class

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Here are Simon Collings’ Arsenal ratings from today’s game...

David Raya 5

Made a good save early in the second half. A relieved man when Bournemouth had a goal ruled out after it was judged that Dominic Solanke had fouled him.

Ben White 6

Got into some promising positions early on as he overlapped Saka. Worked hard to keep Justin Kluivert quiet after the break.

William Saliba 8

Despite Arsenal’s domination, he was forced to make a number of vital tackles. A brilliant performance. Oozed class and composure.

Gabriel 6

Had a few shaky moments early on and looked nervy. Scored an outrageous half-volley, but it was ruled out for offside.

Takehiro Tomiyasu 7

Three starts in a row and he should keep his place until the end of the season. Such a reliable and solid performer.

Read in full here

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GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | Leandro Trossard 70'

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A huge, huge second goal for the Gunners to dispel any nerves!

Brilliant from Rice after Odegaard’s pass is cut out, seizing on the loose ball and flicking out to Trossard, who fires past Travers and into the bottom corner.

Relief all around the Emirates. Boy how they needed that.

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Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 74 mins

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Semenyo has the ball in the net for Bournemouth after a dreadful punch from Raya and I think Christie volleying against the crossbar.

But a foul had been given for Solanke’s minimal contact on Raya.

There may also have been a foul from Saliba on Billing in there before Solanke challenged Raya.

A lot for the VAR to sort out.

Scott went off for Billing, by the way.

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 85 mins

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Gabriel Jesus on for Saka now.

What a scorching hit from Gabriel!

A superb strike but it’s ruled out for offside!

Decision stands after a VAR check.

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GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth | Declan Rice 97'

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Man of the match Rice makes it three in the final minutes!

Great determination and a fine strike from the England midfielder after persistent work from Gabriel Jesus.

The icing on the cake.

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Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

The Gunners win again to open up a four-point lead at the Premier League summit.

Over to Manchester City in the late kick-off against Wolves...

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 95 mins

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Christie goes in late again on Odegaard and finally he receives an overdue caution.

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 90 mins

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Eight minutes of added time for Arsenal to negotiate.

Bournemouth have sent on the fit-again Faivre and Aarons for Kluivert and captain Smith.

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 80 mins

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Unal has replaced Senesi for Bournemouth, with Arteta sending on Martinelli for Trossard.

Martinelli straight into the action as he charges through on goal and tumbles in the box under pressure from Smith.

No penalty though and it’s rightly cleared after a VAR check.

Havertz also struck the crossbar a few minutes ago but was flagged offside.

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 76 mins

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The decision stands!

Bournemouth will feel extremely hard done by there.

Very, very harsh.

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Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

Trademark finish from Trossard.

Few in this Arsenal squad are better finishers than the Belgian when it falls to him in the box.

Today been a poor advert for VAR. Fans waiting ages for decisions with no clue what is going on.

Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth | 78 mins

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Side netting from Odegaard!

So close to a third for Arsenal that would well and truly kill this game late on.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 65 mins

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This is getting a bit nervy for Arsenal as another long-range Bournemouth effort is blocked.

At the other end, no one gambles on Rice’s enticing ball across the six-yard box.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 63 mins

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Arsenal really need to keep their wits about them here as Kluivert fires off target with a free-kick.

A couple of changes might be needed soon from Arteta to get some fresh legs into the action.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 60 mins

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A second booking in quick succession for Arsenal as Havertz catches Senesi with his arm during an aerial tussle.

Jorginho and Zinchenko are now warming up down the touchline.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 59 mins

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Partey is shown a yellow card for a clumsy foul on Ouattara.

Another warning for Arsenal there as Kluivert lashes wide of the front post.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 57 mins

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Bournemouth have been much more positive in this second half so far, causing Arsenal problems down the left before Scott’s effort driven into the ground is easily claimed by Raya.

At the other end, the Gunners force another corner that goes wide off the head of Gabriel at the front post.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

The game is getting a bit stretched at times now, with Bournemouth starting to throw caution to the wind.

Space opening up for Arsenal going forward, but they need to be careful.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 55 mins

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One of the best sliding tackles you will ever see from Cook there inside the box to stop Saka from tapping in Arsenal’s second.

Absolutely superb challenge keeps Bournemouth in this game.

Timed to perfection.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 53 mins

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That’s Bournemouth’s first chance of the game 53 minutes in as Raya saves with his legs from Solanke at his front post.

Arsenal were furious not to get a free-kick there for Cook’s rough challenge on Odegaard.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 52 mins

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This version of Havertz is such a dangerous weapon for Arsenal.

He again brushes off his marker with some tidy footwork to unleash a low drive that is repelled by Travers.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 49 mins

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A big opportunity for 2-0 early in the second half for Arsenal as Havertz muscles his way past two defenders and lays off to Saka, whose surprisingly rather tame first-time shot is parried by Travers.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

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Back underway at the Emirates - no changes from either manager at half-time.Nerves settled, will Arsenal finish this off quickly?

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Have your say on that rather contentious Arsenal penalty award...

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Ice cold from Arsenal’s starboy.

But was it a penalty? Bournemouth will have their complaints.

But they could easily be down to 10 men after Christie’s early foul on Saka that didn’t even bring a booking.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

The hosts are deservedly ahead thanks to Saka's penalty.

They could, and probably should, be ahead by more.

Arsenal played some brilliant stuff at times and Bournemouth were left hanging on.

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

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It took a long time to come, but Arsenal have the half-time lead that their dominance definitely warranted.

They will want to put this game firmly to bed as soon as possible after the break.

As it stands, they have a four-point lead at the Premier League summit before Manchester City host Wolves later on.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | Bukayo Saka 45'

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No mistake from Saka, who rolls in easily as the Emirates erupts!

Cool as you like. Not sure what Travers was doing there...

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Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth | 46 mins

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Into four minutes of added time.

Can Arsenal make it a quick-fire double before the interval?

Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

A few fans had headed into the concourse early - probably to beat the queues for a pint.

But they came charging out when that penalty went in.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 44 mins

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Penalty confirmed!

Saka to step up and give Arsenal a deserved lead just before the break...

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 42 mins

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VAR will look at this as replays show Havertz deliberately left his left leg trailing there in order to make contact with Travers, who was careless.

A huge decision coming up. They are also checking a possible offside.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 42 mins

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Havertz is slid in by Odegaard and rounds Travers, being brought down by the Bournemouth ‘keeper.

The referee points to the spot...

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 39 mins

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Travers is down for Bournemouth now, I think he collided with Zabarnyi as Rice tried to connect with another dangerous Arsenal delivery into the six-yard box.

The Cherries goalkeeper is fine to continue.

A few signs of frustration now from this Arsenal crowd...

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 38 mins

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Still dominant Arsenal can’t find the breakthrough!

Odegaard’s cross to the back post is nodded down by Havertz for Rice, who takes too long to hit his half-volley and is leaning back as he drills not too far wide.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 36 mins

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Odegaard gets to the byline and finds White, whose low cross into the six-yard box goes off Havertz and wide.

However, the German’s blushes are spared by the offside flag.

Arteta will be extremely frustrated if this is still 0-0 at half-time.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 34 mins

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Signs of the sheer intensity dropping just a little from Arsenal now.

However, here they come again as Saka’s latest attempt is deflected into the air and claimed safely by Travers.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 30 mins

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Arsenal could do nothing with the free-kick that resulted from Christie’s latest infringement.

Now Bournemouth are finally managing to get their foot on the ball for the first time today.

They will be extremely grateful for a spell of possession to gain some respite from the onslaught.

Talk about weathering the storm...

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

Just the 12 shots from Arsenal during that opening 30 minutes.

Big quarter of an hour coming up now. Arteta will want something to show for all this dominance.

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Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 27 mins

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Travers is called into action once again to keep out a smart low effort from Partey.

The follow-up is then blocked as Arsenal earn another corner that is cleared.

Another Christie foul, still no yellow card...

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 25 mins

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Havertz clashes with Zabarnyi and wants a penalty, but winds up conceding a free-kick.

Right decision from referee David Coote.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

Arsenal are just lacking the finishing touch so far.

Plenty of nice build-up play and they’ve got Bournemouth on the ropes.

The Cherries are surviving with some last-ditch defending.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 23 mins

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Another huge chance for Arsenal wasted.

Tomiyasu does brilliantly to head Odegaard’s free-kick back into the path of Partey, who blasts over the top.

Just the 96 per cent possession for Arsenal in the last five minutes.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 21 mins

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Scott into the book for Bournemouth after scything down Trossard.

The pressure from the Gunners is just relentless, but they are yet to find the breakthrough.

Once the floodgates open, this could be any score.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 20 mins

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Honestly, how have Arsenal not scored yet?!

Travers with another save from Saka at his near post before the latter’s corner is almost headed in by Tomiyasu.

Another vital block from Bournemouth.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 18 mins

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Surely that first Arsenal goal is coming soon.

They are in behind again, with Travers keeping out Saliba’s strike before Trossard blasts over the crossbar.

Bournemouth have no out ball whatsoever and cannot live with the speed of Arsenal’s attacks.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

Christie has done well to not even get a yellow card there. Remarkable refereeing.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 15 mins

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Shot after shot being blocked by Bournemouth’s hard-working and attentive defence before Travers makes a solid save from Havertz.

Was that Christie again with another bad challenge on Havertz?

He’s walking a very fine line.

The crowd now stops to applaud in memory of Daniel Anjorin, the 14-year-old Arsenal fan who was tragically killed in a sword attack in Hainault earlier this week.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 13 mins

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Not even a booking for Christie, who is hugely fortunate to get away with that.

Saka asking questions of the fourth official as he gets back to his feet.

A relief for Arsenal as their star man is okay to continue.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 11 mins

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Saka shrugs off the close attention of Cook before being caught above the knee by Christie, whose foot was very high there.

Saka beats the ground in pain and frustration.

VAR will take a look at this as the England winger receives treatment.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

12.30pm kick-offs can often have subdued atmospheres, but it's lively here so far.

Vital Arsenal start well, though, so that this place doesn't get nervy.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 10 mins

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Absolutely dominant stuff from Arsenal this, as you might expect.

They are monopolising possession totally, with Trossard in behind once and denied before he is then played in from the byline by White, with his latest attempt well blocked by Senesi.

This could be a very long afternoon for Bournemouth, on this evidence.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 7 mins

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Bournemouth are under siege already here as Rice leads a blistering Arsenal counter-attack and plays in Saka, whose effort is blocked behind by Ouattara.

Travers gets a hand to the corner before an air shot from Trossard, who then cuts inside and has another effort blocked.

Bournemouth’s players are putting their bodies on the line with another terrific block to deny Odegaard.

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Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 4 mins

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Plenty of early pressure from Arsenal, forcing the Cherries into a panicky clearance that they get away with.

The aggressive hosts have started with a really good tempo and are pressing high with real intensity.

Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth | 2 mins

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A lively start from both sides as Gabriel repels a Bournemouth free-kick from the left and Semenyo’s header then fails to trouble Arsenal goalkeeper Raya.

The Gunners come forward quickly in response with some intricate passing, but they can’t fashion an early chance.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth

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Underway in north London!

Can Arsenal put the pressure on Man City by opening up a four-point gap ahead of the defending champions’ clash with Wolves later?

It’s another huge, huge game for the Gunners...

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Here come the teams at a sun-kissed Emirates!

A great atmosphere already inside the ground.

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It’s a truly glorious afternoon in north London, where Arsenal will hope the sun continues to shine on their Premier League title bid.

Kick-off on the way!

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Standard Sport’s Simon Collings reacts to that team news from the Emirates as Mikel Arteta names an unchanged Arsenal lineup for the third game in a row...

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Confirmation from Bournemouth that Lloyd Kelly misses this afternoon’s game through illness.

A big blow for the Cherries defensively.

Semenyo starts for Bournemouth but no Kelly

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A huge boost for Bournemouth is Antoine Semenyo being deemed fit to start this afternoon despite the injury he suffered against Brighton last weekend.

Illia Zabarnyi returns in defence after illness, but there’s no Lloyd Kelly in the squad at all.

Bournemouth’s only other change sees Ryan Christie preferred to Enes Unal.

Romain Faivre is fit enough for the bench, as is Philip Billing.

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Arsenal unchanged again with no Timber in squad

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So Mikel Arteta opts for an unchanged team for the third game in a row after last weekend’s chaotic north London derby win at Tottenham.

Takehiro Tomiyasu holds off Oleksandr Zinchenko to keep his spot at left-back, while Thomas Partey is again preferred to Jorginho in midfield as Leandro Trossard starts again in attack ahead of Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus.

The biggest surprise is the complete absence of Jurrien Timber, who isn’t among the substitutes.

Arsenal’s bench is also unchanged.

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Bournemouth lineup

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Bournemouth team: Travers, Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Ouattara, Cook, Christie, Semenyo, Scott, Kluivert, Solanke

Subs: Neto, Faivre, Hill, Unal, Billing, Aarons, McKenna, Kinsey-Wellings, Sadi

Arsenal lineup

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Arsenal team: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Odegaard, Partey, Rice, Saka, Havertz, Trossard

Subs: Ramsdale, Gabriel Jesus, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Nketiah, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Zinchenko

Jurrien Timber update

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Official team news is now less than 15 minutes away, but there are early whispers on social media this morning that Jurrien Timber is not involved today for Arsenal after all.

We’ll see very shortly if that’s accurate...

Arsenal to honour 'Invincibles' heroes during season finale

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Some breaking news now courtesy of Standard Sport’s Simon Collings, who reports that Arsenal have invited the members of their famous 2003-04 ‘Invincibles’ squad plus former boss Arsene Wenger to attend the final game of the season against Everton at the Emirates on May 19.

The players and staff are expected to be in attendance for the game and have also been asked to a special lunch to celebrate their iconic achievements.

Read the full story here

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Arteta dismisses reports over Arsenal selling Gabriel Jesus

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One player who won’t be leaving Arsenal at the end of the season it seems is Gabriel Jesus.

The former Manchester City striker has endured a difficult second campaign at the Emirates, largely outshone by Kai Havertz in that centre-forward role.

However, Mikel Arteta said on Friday that speculation over a likely summer exit for Jesus was wide of the mark.

He insisted: “I don’t know where this is coming from.”

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Arteta keen for Jorginho stay after Arsenal contract offer

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It will be interesting to see if Jorginho earns back his place in the Arsenal midfield this afternoon, particularly with Thomas Partey having impressed with his two starts last week.

The Italian is out of contract at the end of the season, though a fresh offer has been made and the Gunners are confident that he will snub interest from the likes of Juventus, Lazio and Napoli in Serie A in order to commit his future to Arsenal.

Arteta said of Jorginho yesterday: “I would love to keep him. He knows that.

“The club is fully supportive of that. He’s a really important player with us on and off the field and he makes us better so I want him to stay.”

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Arteta delighted by Timber return as competition ramps up

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Jurrien Timber did not play for Arsenal’s U21s in their thumping 6-2 win over Manchester United on Friday night, paving the way for his return to the senior squad today.

On the confidence boost received by his return, Arteta said on Friday: “It does because it increases the quality of the training sessions.

“You see how commanding he is, his leadership and his quality, and the rest have to lift it up.

“They start to demand more from each other and they look at each other and say: ‘I better be good because I want to keep playing.’ These are very positive for the squad.”

On Timber’s potential impact after so long out, the Gunners boss added: “We’re not going to know until we throw him in. It’s tricky because it's only three games to go and he’s missed eight months of football.

“He’s played only 50 minutes of football with the under-21s, so it's a question that has to be resolved only by throwing him on the pitch and seeing what happens.

“We have to try to nail that decision.”

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Arsenal vs Bournemouth score prediction

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Arsenal may not have been at their very best of late but it’s difficult to see them losing at home for only the third time this season, despite Bournemouth’s impressive recent form.

Arsenal to win, 2-0.

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Bournemouth team news

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Bournemouth’s selection issues appear to be easing meanwhile, with Ghana forward Antoine Semenyo expected to be involved today after scans came back clear on a worrying-looking injury sustained during last weekend’s 3-0 win over Brighton.

Illia Zabarnyi and Philip Billing are in contention after illness, while French midfielder Romain Faivre is also fit again.

Tyler Adams, Chris Mepham, Luis Sinisterra, Marcus Tavernier and Ryan Fredericks are all still out, while Hungarian left-back Milos Kerkez remains suspended after his sending off in the recent win over Wolves.

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Arsenal team news

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Arsenal have the luxury of a fully-fit squad to choose from this afternoon as they look to keep their bid for a first Premier League title for two decades alive and kicking heading into the final stretch.

Jurrien Timber is in contention to make his first appearance since the opening day of the season, having completed his return to full fitness with the Under-21s following eight months out in the aftermath of knee surgery.

The Dutchman seems likely to be on the bench today as Mikel Arteta ponders a few other selection dilemmas, most notably who to deploy at left-back with Oleksandr Zinchenko, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jakub Kiwior all competing for the spot.

It could yet be a position that the versatile Timber ends up filling during the final throes of this campaign.

Elsewhere, Jorginho is pushing to take Thomas Partey’s spot in midfield, while Leandro Trossard, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus are all competing for a starting role on the left wing.

Decisions, decisions!

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How to watch Arsenal vs Bournemouth

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TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate. Coverage starts at 11.30am BST.

Live stream: Subscribers will also be able to watch on a live stream online via the Discovery+ app or website.

Arsenal vs Bournemouth live

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Good morning and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Arsenal vs Bournemouth in the Premier League.

We’ve got another massive day in store in a captivating 2023/24 title race, with the Gunners desperate for another win this lunchtime that would put them four points clear of Manchester City before Pep Guardiola’s defending champions - who of course still boast that potentially pivotal game in hand - entertain Wolves at the Etihad Stadium later this afternoon.

But they might not have things all their own way against a mid-table Bournemouth side searching for a third straight win who have already accumulated their best-ever Premier League points tally during a memorable first campaign under the leadership of Andoni Iraola.

Kick-off today is at 12:30pm BST, so keep it here for live updates and all the latest team news.

We’ll also have expert comment and analysis from Standard Sport’s Arsenal correspondent Simon Collings from a sunny Emirates Stadium.

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