Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Arsenal will be aiming to cement top position in the standings when they take on Bournemouth on Matchday 26. The Gunners are determined to win their first league title since 2005, and their display in a 1-0 win over Leicester City is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of upcoming challenges. Gabriel Jesus and Mohamed Elneny remain in the treatment room, but they should be the only absentees in the home team.
The Cherries, on the other hand, sit in the relegation zone with 21 points on their account. Since Bournemouth experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Man City, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. In the first half of the season Arsenal recorded a routine 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. The visitors will be without the likes of Kelly, Zabarnyi, Tavernier, Cook, and Brooks in Saturday’s encounter.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Partey):
After starting his youth career at Odometah, Thomas Partey was spotted by Atletico Madrid scouts in 2011 and he soon joined the Estadio Vicente Calderon outfit. The defensive midfielder, who born in Odumase Krobo, Ghana on 13 June, 1993, played 33 league games for Atletico Madrid B, while making 14 league appearances for the first team.
After ending his loan spells with Mallorca and Almeria, Thomas Partey returned to Atletico Madrid in 2015 and he made his debut for Diego Simeone’s team in a 1-0 win over Espanyol. The Ghanaian footballer played in the 2015/2016 Champions League final against Real Madrid, coming as a substitute in the 116th minute of the game.
Thomas Partey made his Ghana debut in a 2-0 win over Mauritius in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match. His main position is defensive midfield, but the Atletico Madrid man is capable of playing as a central midfielder as well. Partey scored two goals for los Rojiblancos in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.