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Arsenal vs Bournemouth live: Arsene Wenger will desperately want to get the Gunners back to winning ways





Weng will it end?

Frenchman has seen his side lose their last two matches against Stoke and Liverpool in their previous matches

ARSENAL host Bournemouth at the Emirates as Arsene Wenger looks to shake off claims the club are currently in crisis.

The Gunners have lost their previous two matches before international break, against Stoke and Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger says other fancied clubs are in a similar position to Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger will hope his side can get back to winning ways

While Bournemouth are yet to win a Premier League match this season after suffering defeats in each game this season, against West Brom, Watford and Manchester City.

But in their last outing against City, it was an improved performance from Eddie Howe’s men and they were lucky to lose after Raheem Sterling’s last minute winner.

Facts

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  • Arsenal’s three home meetings with Bournemouth in all competitions have all ended in victory, with
    the most recent being a 3-1 win in November last season.
  • Bournemouth have only avoided defeat once in all competitions against the Gunners – this came at the Vitality Stadium last season, when the Cherries let a three-goal lead slip to draw 3-3 in January in the Premier League.
  • Arsenal have won their last 23 home Premier League matches against sides who started that day in the relegation zone, since drawing 4-4 with Spurs in October 2008.
  • Arsenal have not lost three of their opening four games to a league campaign since 1982-83 (W0 D1 L3 – finished 10th).
  • The Gunners haven’t suffered three successive Premier League defeats since January 2012.
  • Arsenal have conceded on average 1.43 goals per league game in 2017, their highest rate in a calendar year since 1965 (1.77).
  • Since winning three of their first four Premier League trips to London (L1), Bournemouth have lost five of their last six (D1), losing most recently 0-4 to Spurs in April last season.
  • Arsenal have allowed their opponents an xG (expected goals) total of 5.3 in their three Premier League games this season; this is higher than their own xG total of 4.6.
  • Bournemouth have started the league season with three defeats – they have lost their opening four games to a league campaign on only two previous occasions: 1994-95 and 1983-84 (both in the third tier).
  • There have been just eight previous instances of a side losing their opening four games to a Premier League season; the last being Southampton in 2012-13. Of these eight sides, four have been relegated.
  • Arsene Wenger has won more Premier League matches at Arsenal (458 of 793 games) than the other 19 managers in the competition have won in the competition at their current clubs combined (379 of 907 games).
  • Jermain Defoe has scored against Arsenal for three different clubs in the Premier League (West Ham, Tottenham & Sunderland) – the only player to have scored versus the Gunners in the competitition for more clubs is Darren Bent (5).

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