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Arsenal confirmed line-up vs Bournemouth: Old face returns while Oxlade-Chamberlain gets the nod

Arsenal will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Sunday when they host Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium after three consecutive draws in all competitions.

The Gunners have been poor in those games but have still managed to come away with positive results. However, Arsene Wenger will be hoping for all three points on Sunday in order to ensure that they don’t slip further behind their Premier League title rivals.

Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla are still absent through injury, and so the French tactician is forced into a reshuffle with changes from the side that faced Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Mathieu Debuchy returns to the starting line-up after an extended absence, replacing Carl Jenkinson at right back after he failed to entirely convince in recent outings.

Elsewhere, Nacho Monreal is back in the starting XI along with Theo Walcott, while Granit Xhaka replaces Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes in for Alex Iwobi on the left flank.

It will be crucial for Arsenal to make a quick start against Eddie Howe’s side on Sunday and set their intentions early.

In turn, there can be few complaints about this line-up as it is full of energy and pace, but time will tell whether or not it delivers a victory.

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