Arsenal manager Unai Emery will hope to guide his team to their first win in four Premier League games when they visit Eddie Howe's Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon. Bournemouth vs. Arsenal kicks off at 1:30 pm GMT (8:30 am EST and 7:00 pm IST) and you can catch all the action live online by checking out the streaming links provided below.
With the last international break of the year behind now, British clubs will be keen to gain momentum heading into the busy Christmas period. Arsenal, who steadied the ship with eleven consecutive wins after their opening losses to Manchester City and Chelsea, have failed to win in the last three Premier League games, drawing matches against Crystal Palace, Liverpool, and Wolves in the process. While the results of the first two of those games were mitigated somewhat by strong performances from Unai Emery's men, they looked particularly vulnerable against Wolves, and Emery is all too aware of it.
Speaking to Marca ahead of the game, Emery said Arsenal needed to control games better and not concede too many goals.
"We've had four draws in our last five games. I've spoken with my team during the international break. Our goal is to finish in the top four but it's not easy. It's harder and harder to get there. Against Liverpool everyone was happy but we only drew. That's not sufficient."
"I know Bournemouth and they are a very prepared team with tactically good movement on the pitch and with a big intensity," Emery said, according to BBC.
Arsenal trail fourth-placed Chelsea by four points and would be hoping to cut the deficit to teams above them with a strong performance against the Cherries, and although Howe acknowledged the task facing his team, he appeared hopeful that every member of his team will turn up with a good performance.
"If one to 11 we are very good, then we can do well. It will be an interesting game to see which attack comes out on top and it will be a great battle for our defenders as well," Howe said.