On the injury front Danny Welbeck played an hour of Arsenal’s Under-21 match against Brighton on Friday afternoon, and reports suggest he came through unscathed. Arsenal won 4-1. Mr Wenger said he hopes to have Welbeck back in first-team squad within three weeks, adding, “I believe that he needs to play two or three games before thinking about coming back into the first team.”
So to Bournemouth and nice to see that the media has picked up on our research from the home game over when we last played Bournemouth. They’re a bit late with it, but now are doing the “28 years since the last match, and now just 41 days between the two games.” They must be quite glad we do some background checks, to same them the trouble.
Anyway just to remind you…
- Arsenal 2 (Gabriel, Ozil) Bournemouth 0, Premier League, December 2015
- Arsenal 3 (Richardson, Smith, Thomas (pen)) Bournemouth 0, League Cup, October 1987
The press are also quite big on the fact that Bournemouth have won four of their last six and we’ve won two. But we knew that. The aaa speak of little else. The AFC Bournemouth games were
- Drew with Leicester
- Lost to West Ham
- Won against Norwich
- Drew with Sunderland
- Won against C Palace
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|10||West Ham United||35||4||47|
The injury table now has just three Arsenal players in it – Rosicky, Santi C and Jack.
It puts us 14th. Bournemouth have four. Funny, since the Untold articles on just which team gets the most injury, digging up the training pitches, changing training methods etc, we ain’t heard too much on that.
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|13||West Bromwich Albion||4|
Hey ho, we’ll win. 2-1 I suspect. Dodgy refereeing though is to be expected.