Bournemouth vs Arsenal: LIVE! Latest score, goal updates, what time does it start and team news

Bournemouth host Arsenal in Sunday’s early kick-off – but the build-up to the match has been dominated by Alexis Sanchez.

The forward has not travelled with his team-mates to the south coast and is likely to complete a move to Manchester United in the coming hours, with City set to miss out on their man at the final hurdle.

Arsenal will still be expected to beat Bournemouth even without him in their starting XI and a win for the Gunners will take them a point behind north London rivals Tottenham. Bournemouth are meanwhile hoping to climb as high as 13th with a win.

Follow live coverage of the match below.

Live Updates

Fans arrive at the Vitality Stadium ahead of kick-off at 1.30pm

Bournemouth vs Arsenal – last five meetings

  • Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth, September 2017 (Premier League)
  • Bournemouth 3-3 Arsenal, January 2017 (Premier League)
  • Arsenal 3-1 Bournemouth, November 2016 (Premier League)
  • Bournemouth 0-2 Arsenal, February 2016 (Premier League)
  • Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth, December 2015 (Premier League)

Arsenal produced a late fightback to draw 3-3 with Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last January

Wenger explains Sanchez’s omission

Alexis Sanchez has been left out of the Arsenal squad for today’s match and Arsene Wenger has explained why.
“His situation is not completely decided one way or the other so I left him at home,” Wenger told Sky Sports.
“Don’t read too much into it because even I don’t know which way it will go.”
The Chile international has been linked with a January switch to either Manchester United or Manchester City.

Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this month

Bournemouth vs Arsenal team news

Bournemouth starting XI: Begovic; Francis, Ake, S Cook; Smith, Gosling, L Cook, Daniels; Fraser, Ibe, Wilson
Subs: Boruc, Simpson, Surman, Arter, Pugh, Mousset, Afobe
Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Chambers, Mustafi, Holding; Bellerin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles; Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette
Subs: Ospina, Kolasinac, Mertesacker, Elneny, Ramsey, Walcott, Nketiah​

Arsene Wenger arrives at the Vitality Stadium

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Join live blogging extraordinaire Liam Corless shortly for team news, build-up and minute-by-minute coverage. Just nobody mention Alexis Sanchez. 

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