Arsenal predicted lineup vs Bournemouth: Time to drop Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz of Arsenal (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Kai Havertz of Arsenal (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) /

Mikel Arteta looks to continue his unbeaten streak as the Gunners travel to the South coast. Here’s the Arsenal predicted lineup vs Bournemouth.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

Between the sticks, I do expect David Raya to return to action. Although Ramsdale impressed in midweek in the Carabao Cup, Raya hasn’t done anything to lose his place in the Premier League matches.

He will be covered by a centre back partnership of Gabriel and William Saliba. This is the partnership that Mikel Arteta knows works best and with both players fit, it’s a no-brainer to pin them together.

On the right, Ben White will play. He played against Brentford in midweek but he’s a fit and agile player who is accustomed to the busy fixture schedule. On the left, Alex Zinchenko will return to the starting XI after he was used as a sub in midweek.

As the holding midfielder, Declan Rice is expected to return to the starting eleven. Football London confirm that he should be available for this match after being subbed off against Spurs. Of course, Martin Odegaard was rested in midweek so he will provide the creativity and I hope Fabio Vieira is given a shot in place of Havertz (although Emile Smith Rowe is also in contention now).

Off the right flank, Bukayo Saka will be fit and available for this game after he was rightfully rested in midweek. Eddie Nketiah will provide the attacking threat since he impressed against Brentford. Off the left, Gabriel Jesus will play, although Trossard could be utilised as a sub since he’s expected to be back.