Our football match prediction:
Arsenal will be looking to stay in the race for a place in the Champions League when they take on Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium on Matchday 22. The Gunners shared the spoils with the likes of WBA and Chelsea in previous two league fixtures and, no doubt, they are eager to return to winning ways in the Premier League. Coach Arsene Wenger rested key players in the FA Cup loss to Nottingham Forest at the weekend, but the French tactician is going to field the best possible side against Bournemouth. The Cherries struggle in matches against top-table sides and that is the main reason why we predict the capital club will pick up all three points from Sunday’s football game. Eddie Howe’s men have been struggling at the back of late and it has to be noted that they conceded seven goals in total in last three games in the national championship.
Highlighted Player (Benik Afobe):
Benik Afobe is a 183-cm-tall striker who plays for Bournemouth. Afobe is a product of Arsenal youth academy, but he did not make his first-team debut with the Gunners. After spending several seasons on loan at Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton, Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Milton Keynes Dons, Afobe signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Wolverhampton on 14 January, 2015. The pacey attacker scored 22 goals in 46 appearances for Wolves and, as a result, Bournemouth chiefs decided to sign him on 10 January, 2016. Benik scored 4 goals in 12 appearances for the Cherries in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure the top flight survival. It has to be noted that Afobe won the UEFA European Under-17 Championship with England back in 2010. The former Wolves attacker was born in Leyton, England on 12 February, 1993. Benik Afobe is capable of playing as a secondary striker as well.
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.