Arsenal team news: Best possible XI to face Bournemouth

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24th Nov, 2016 | 5:35pm

Arsenal best possible 4-2-3-1 v Bournemouth: Sanchez axed

By Emma Sanders

Alexis Sanchez should be dropped from the starting line-up as Arsenal take on Bournemouth in their next Premier League fixture on Sunday.

It has been reported the Chilean played through injury against Manchester United so he should be rested against Bournemouth after also starting the midweek 2-2 draw against Paris Saint-Germain.

Olivier Giroud is yet to make a Premier League start this season but after scoring his fifth goal in five games for Arsenal he should be handed a position in the starting XI.

The Frenchman should start up front, with Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott as the attacking trio behind him.

Ozil has scored seven goals and notched up three assists in the number 10 role for Arsenal this season and Walcott has already netted eight goals in all competitions from a wide attacking position.

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Ramsey should retain his place in the starting XI but as part of the front three and not in midfield where he played on Wednesday evening against PSG.

Kieran Gibbs should make way for Nacho Monreal at left-back but Carl Jenkinson deserves to keep his place at left-back, despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain coming on for him as a substitute in Arsenal’s last two fixtures.

The youngster has done reasonably well since Hector Bellerin was forced to sit out through injury and he should line up in defence alongside Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi.

The centre-backs can be protected by the midfield duo of Mohammed Elneny and Francia Coquelin, who have started three league games alongside each other this season.

Petr Cech is the obvious choice in goal.

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