Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Vieira starts in midfield: Arsenal v Bournemouth – team news

Arsenal take on Bournemouth at the Emirates today, looking for a second home win in a week after the 4-0 drubbing of Everton.

Here are the official line-ups.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Vieira, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Trossard

Subs: Turner, Tierney, White, Kiwior, Holding, Smith Rowe, Xhaka, Jorginho, Nelson

Bournemouth: To follow


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Johnny 4 Hats

You love to see it! Very exciting to have two creative masterminds on the same field. Very much looking forward to seeing how Fabio gets on today.

I just hope we donโ€™t look back at this like a bit of an overindulgence. I doubt we will. But Arteta has put his head above the parapet a little with this selection. If we drop points, we will wonder if it was a little cocky perhaps?

It has to be three today. No pressure lads.


Johnny 4 Hats

Sorry to ask, but has anyone got a good streaming site?

Thanks in advance xxx


I don’t think it’s overindulgence, I just think it’s tactical.

Bournemouth lined up 5-4-1 last week against Man City so Mikel knew they would play 5-4-1 again today. Vieira is more attack-minded than Xhaka to counter that and can pick a pass through their block(s).

If we’re winning in the later stages, Xhaka can come on for Vieira and help close the game out. If things aren’t going well after 60, then ESR can come on.

Johnny 4 Hats

I get that, but you lose that physicality in midfield. Bournemouth will be looking at Odegaard and Vieira and thinking, ‘we can intimidate and boss those two’. I won’t be surprised if both get a nasty challenge or two in the first 10 minutes.

But I’m really not against it and it’s nice to see Arteta becoming a little more malleable.

Phew. The pressure is building a little. Even I can feel it!

Good luck everyone. This is everything we’ve trained for.


Like it. Good chance to give vieira a start. COYG!


Xhaka having a rest is not a bad thing imo. His passing has been off lately. I hope this doesn’t come back to bite me?


Fresh legs. Fresh minds. Even fresher 3 points.


As called by Blogs in the podcast …๐Ÿ‘

Bleeding Gums Murphy

Brown nose

Shane Molloy



COYG. Please another professional 3 points


I guess arteta has been reading my tweet on tweeter…i like this changes ,bar tierney whom i want to see play.
City winning .Bournemouth for the taking
#COYG lets smash em


Dream line-up LETS GO!


Ebuka Nwaokeke

Let’s wrap it up boys.. City are beating Newcastle


Loving how strong our squad is looking. Can’t wait for Jesus to be added back into the team.

Bournemouth look like they’re lining up 5-4-1 so it’s a decent game for Vieira to show off some of his intricate passing ability as he likely won’t have much time on the ball.


Different looking line up. Let’s get the same result. COYG!!!

Luzhny-jerk reaction

Is Eddie ill/injured? Didn’t see him on the bench.


Ankle injury

canon fodder

…he has been carrying it for some time hence him being off colour of late.

Sunil Singhvi


Teryima Adi

Let’s beat them, guys. COYG!!!

Billy bob

Poor start to the game, unfortunately not been a good day thus far and suspect it will not be improved by arsenal winning!!!


Need to get Xhaka on.
And perhaps sign a top class striker in the summer..


That would have been a pen for every other team.


What a nightmare


Granit and Jorginho please, Partey is having one of his useless games again.


That aged well (if it ever gets out of moderation!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚


3-2 WOW!!! Can’t effing believe it!!


Wow. I love these boys – what a turnaround


How can I sleep tonight? This team is phenomenal.

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