Arsenal will welcome relegation-battling Bournemouth to Emirates Stadium on Saturday with the view of keeping their title hopes alive.
The Gunners are on the search for a fourth straight win following victories in their last three games Aston Villa, Leicester City and Everton, the latter being a 4-0 drubbing at the Emirates as well.
Mikel Arteta’s men are well on course for a first Premier League title since the 2003/04 season following their five-point lead ahead of second-placed Manchester City.
Gabriel Martinelli scored twice in the Gunners’ thumping win over the Toffees while Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard were also on the scoresheet.
For Bournemouth, they failed to add to the win over Wolverhampton Wanderers away from home as they suffered a battering at home against Pep Guardiola’s side.
Odegaard netted twice in Arsenal’s last meeting against the Cherries with William Saliba also scoring his debut goal for the North London side.
With relegation looking increasingly likely for Bournemouth with their current performances, Gary O’Neil will hope they can cause an update at Emirates but they will need their very best display to achieve a good result against Arsenal.
Arsenal have only lost once in their last nine games at home in the Premier League while have lost six times away from home in that same run.
The game is scheduled to kick off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.
Last weekend, Bournemouth gave Man City a few scares and successfully pierced the champions' defense. Nevertheless, Arteta's revitalized crop will put up a strong fight against any future attempts to hush the Emirates fans. Arsenal should maintain their insurmountable lead in first place with another easy win, scoring many goals along the way, even with midweek fatigue working against them.