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Confirmed line-ups: Bournemouth vs Arsenal: Lacazette & Ozil start for Gunners

By on December 26, 2019

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Arsenal are at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon as Mikel Arteta begins his reign as manager with a tricky trip to Bournemouth.

The Spaniard has made three changes from the side that drew at Everton with Alexandre Lacazette recalled in attack in place of Gabriel Martinelli – who misses out with a knock.

Mesut Ozil is also recalled to the Arsenal attack with Emile Smith Rowe making way. Reiss Nelson keeps his place on the right-wing so Nicolas Pepe has to settle for a place on the bench.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles keeps his place at right-back so Hector Bellerin must have failed a late fitness test while Sokratis is recalled in defence to replace the suspended Calum Chambers.

Bukayo Saka starts at left-back again with Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac both ruled out.

Here are the line-ups:

Bournemouth

Ramsdale; S.Cook, Mepham, Simpson; Stacey, L.Cook, Lerma, Gosling, Fraser; C.Wilson, King.

Subs: Boruc, Surman, Solanke, Stanislas, Harry Wilson, Billing, Kilkenny

Arsenal

Leno; Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Saka; Torreira, Xhaka; Nelson, Özil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

Subs: Pepe, Mustafi, Martinez, Mavropanos, Willock, Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe

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