AFC Bournemouth were top of the table before anyone kicked a ball this season – thanks to the alphabetical order of the table at that time.
They have beaten Villa and were thrashed 4-0 at the Etihad last weekend but will be wary of Arsenal who are second on the log and one of the two teams with maximum points taken this season.
Arteta has a full squad to choose from. Fabio Vieira featured for the U21 midweek and is likely to feature today. I would expect the coach to ease him into the team by having him come on in the last 15 minutes.
Gabriel Jesus with over 80% fantasy ownership is expected to replicate last week display at the Vitality stadium as three points will be vital to the Gunners in their quest to return to the Champions League. His arrival to North London has been impactful so far.
Saka should feature today to make his 100th Premier League appearance. He would be the 2nd youngest player to do so for the Gunners after Cesc Fabregas. Can he mark that anniversary with a goal?
Not sure how Arteta wants to start today’s game with a clean bill of health by the Players? Will Tomiyasu displace Ben White at right back? will Saliba continue at the centre? Will Smith Rowe make his first?
I don’t expect Arteta to change a winning team.
Predicted XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus. A 2-0 win to Arsenal. Gabriel to score a header.