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

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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.

COYFG!!!!

Johnny 4 Hats

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

Thanks in advance xxx

Sakatatties

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.

Daveo

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

Paul

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?

Dada

Fresh legs. Fresh minds. Even fresher 3 points.

Chipper49

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

Bleeding Gums Murphy

Brown nose

Shane Molloy

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Bodmas

COYG. Please another professional 3 points

Bryan

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

Henrik

Dream line-up LETS GO!

Coyg!

Ebuka Nwaokeke

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

Sakatatties

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.

Abhi

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.

Ealing

Ankle injury

canon fodder

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

Sunil Singhvi

Injured

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!!!

Leon

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

Shthappens

That would have been a pen for every other team.

Ealing

What a nightmare

Vonnie

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

Vonnie

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

shokim

3-2 WOW!!! Can’t effing believe it!!

James

Wow. I love these boys – what a turnaround

Mkh

How can I sleep tonight? This team is phenomenal.

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