Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Bournemouth play host to Arsenal at their Vitality Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of the FA Cup round 4. The Cherries booked their place in the last 32 by beating Luton Town 4-0 in front of home fans, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Monday’s football match against Arsenal. Considering that Bournemouth have been struggling to find their form in the Premier League of late, we do not believe that home win should be considered.
The Gunners, on the other hand, aim to save the season by going all the way in the FA Cup, and we are positive that Mikel Arteta is going to field the best possible side against the Cherries. Anyhow, we believe that the visitors are closer to winning Monday’s clash than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Jordon Ibe):
Jordon Ibe is regarded as one of the most talented players in England. Ibe was born on 8 December, 1995 and he began his senior career at Wycombe Wanderers. After being on Liverpool’s radar during the 2011/2012 season, the Premier League club made their move and eventually secured his signature on 20 December 2011 for an undisclosed fee.
Jordan Ibe plays as a winger and he is well known for impressive pace, power and control. He made 27 appearances for Liverpool in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and he scored one goal in the process. On 14 July, 2016 he signed a four-year contract with Bournemouth for a fee of £15m (club record).
Ibe received his first call-up for England U21 in August 2015, but is has to be noted that he is also eligible to play for Nigeria through his father. However, Ibe confirmed in 2015 that he would represent the England national team on international stage.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.