It is fair to say that AFCB's possession football will be challenged against Arsenal and it will be a fascinating midfield tussle on the tight Dean Court pitch. AFCB will go at Arsenal and attack down the flanks and it is probably the Cherries best chance of success, whereas Wenger will know that set pieces have been a problem for AFCB and drawing fouls in and around the Cherries' box is something Arsenal are likely to do well. Defending corners is an area where Artur Boruc and his defenders are going to have to be extra vigilant, but they can look to break fast from such situations when they do win the ball.
|The Cherries have not been beaten by any team|
home and away yet - Arsenal are trying to break that record
having eaten AFCB at the Emirates stadium.
What Howe does not want to see is any gifted goals. It is important that AFCB look to frustrate and get Arsenal to do the things they don't want to like running back towards their own goal. Against the big teams you just can't afford to give them a head start. Having taken some points off of Leicester, Man Utd and West Ham though, the Cherries know that they can get chances against teams in the top six. At home there has only been three wins for AFCB so far, despite there being only three Vitality games where they have failed to score. So there is a good possibility that the Cherries will get a good chance of a goal, but the bigger question we hope is, if they do get ahead, can they defend a lead against a top side like Arsenal?
Enjoy the game! UTCIAD!
Premier Talk has an article that comments on yesterday's top of the table clash – Bellissimo Leicester!