BOURNEMOUTH, Sporting Alert – Team news, TV channels and starting lineups for today’s English Premier League between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium.
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Missing from the squad altogether is forward Alexis Sanchez, who did not traveled with Arsenal for the game.
Sanchez, who is the subject of a January move to either Manchester City or Manchester United, has six months left on his contract and Gunners manager Arsene Wenger appears ready to sell Chilean in this transfer window, rather than losing him for nothing in the summer.
The Frenchman said nothing hasn’t been decided as yet, but is expecting more clarity very soon.
“He’s been vague at the moment, his situation is not decided one way or the other so I left him at home,” Wenger told Sky Sports on Sunday.
The forward came on as a substitute for Arsenal in the Carabao Cup goalless draw at Chelsea in midweek, but the 29-year-old is apparently desperate for a move away from the Emirates before this window closes.
Sanchez trained and looked fairly happy on Saturday, but Wenger did admit on Friday that the former Barcelona forward is unlikely to sign a new deal to stay.
BOURNEMOUTH TEAM NEWS
Bournemouth Team to play Arsenal: Begovic, Francis, Steve Cook, Ake, Adam Smith, Lewis Cook, Gosling, Daniels, Ibe, Fraser, Callum Wilson. Subs: Boruc, Surman, Pugh, Arter, Afobe, Mousset, Simpson.
Josh King and Junior Stanislas, who have been battling with hamstring pro both failed to pass late fitness tests and will not feature for Bournemouth.
Lewis Cook and Dan Gosling start for Bournemouth, while Ryan Fraser is back in the starting lineup and Harry Arter on the bench.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Jack Wilshere starts again in midfield for Arsenal, while Rob Holding is also in the starting backline. Mesut Ozil, who was 50-50 for the game with a knee problem did not recover in time.
Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi will support Alexandre Lacazette in the attack.
Arsenal Team to play Bournemouth: Cech, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette. Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Walcott, Kolasinac, Elneny, Nketiah