Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe will not underestimate the “huge quality” of Arsenal as his side look to heap more pressure on the Gunners with a first Premier League win.
The Cherries head to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday having lost all three of their league matches so far, including a 2-1 home defeat by Manchester City before the international break.
After winning their opening match with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Leicester on a Friday night, Arsenal have since been beaten at Stoke and then humiliated 4-0 at Liverpool to leave manager Arsene Wenger once again facing questions over the direction of the team and his continued leadership.
Despite all of the rumblings of discontent within the Gunners’ camp, Howe knows just what damage a fully-focused Arsenal side can inflict.
“There’s not just one player that you have to look out for, when you play a team like Arsenal it’s a collective with huge quality in all positions,” Howe said.
“Our focus has to be on our collective and how we can stop their team functioning while obviously causing them a threat the other way going forwards. “I have huge respect for them as a football club, but hopefully this one will swing our way.”
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