Arsenal v Bournemouth: Gunners can get back to winning ways

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All things considered, it’s not been the worst of months for Arsenal, especially given their dreadful form in the month of November over the years. Granted, supporters won’t have been best pleased with their side’s last three performances, but it’s now 18 games in all competitions since Arsene Wenger’s men last lost a game.

And they can extend that run to 19 this weekend when Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth visit the Emirates.

A lot would need to go their way, but there’s a slim chance that the Gunners could be top of the league come close of play on Sunday evening with a convincing win against the Cherries.

That means we can expect plenty of goals in this one, and while the north London outfit head into the game as 2/5 favourites, perhaps the better value is in the home side winning with a -2 handicap. We’re offering odds of 13/5 for them to do exactly that.

Olivier Giroud is yet to start for Arsenal in the Premier League this campaign, but he’s making a solid case for a first-team place, with goals in his last two games.

And here’s a statistic that emphasises just how deadly the French striker has been in front of goal of late – nine of his last 10 efforts on target have found the back of the net.

It’s 3/1 for him to open the scoring, while 4/5 says he nets at any time during the game.

Arsenal recorded two 2-0 victories over Bournemouth in the league last season, with Mesut Ozil scoring in both games.

A third successive 2-0 win for the Gunners over the Cherries would pay 13/2, while 17/10 says the Germany international finds the net against Howe’s men once again. Meanwhile, an optimistic punter can get odds of 30/1 for the midfielder to open the scoring in a 2-0 success.

But Wenger’s side are fast becoming draw specialists, with their last three games finishing honours even, while they’ve only managed a point in four of their last seven outings in all competitions.

It’s 4/1 for Arsenal to be held to a draw once again at the Emirates, while 14/1 says the visitors can do what Middlesbrough managed last month and hold the hosts to a stalemate.

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.