By Emma Sanders
Arsenal could make four changes to the side which drew 2-2 with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday evening when they take on Bournemouth on Sunday.
Theo Walcott is expected to return to the starting XI after he came on as a late substitute against PSG but midfield duo Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey are likely to be axed from the side along with Kieran Gibbs and David Ospina.
Nacho Monreal, Petr Cech, Mohammed Elneny and Walcott, who had a 10-minute runout as a substitute against PSG, are expected to come back into the starting line-up.
Walcott, who has scored eight goals in 14 appearances in all competitions so far this season, will be expected to line-up in a front three consisting of Alexis Sanchez and Giroud, with Mesut Ozil sitting in behind as a number 10.
Olivier Giroud could retain his place in the starting XI after he scored his fifth goal on Wednesday despite making just two European starts and six Premier League substitute appearances this season.
The Frenchman has been overlooked for the majority of the campaign, with Sanchez getting the nod up-front for the Gunners but it has been become increasingly hard for Wenger to ignore Giroud’s form and he may retain his place.
Goalkeeper Cech will undoubtedly take up his familiar position as the Arsenal number one with David Ospina dropping to the bench like he usually does for Premier League fixtures.
Elneny and Coquelin should sit in their familiar positions as holding midfielders, ahead of a back four consisting of centre-back duo Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny.
The defensive duo are likely to be joined by Monreal, who started the last league game against Manchester United and Carl Jenkinson who featured against PSG and United in the last week.
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