Arsenal strongest 4-2-3-1 v Bournemouth: Key midfielder starts
By Arsenal correspondent Tony Hughes
Francis Coquelin is in contention to make his first Arsenal start in the Premier League in nearly three months this weekend.
The midfield enforcer made his comeback in the FA Cup win over Burnley last weekend, playing 71 minutes of the Gunners’ 2-1 win.
He made way for Mathieu Flamini in the midweek goal-less draw against Southampton and Arsene Wenger is now weighing up whether to start Coquelin at Bournemouth on Sunday.
In the absence of Coquelin and Santi Cazorla over the last two months, Flamini and Aaron Ramsey have been the first-choice central midfield partnership.
However, Wenger is likely to make changes as Arsenal have failed to score in their last three league matches and have slipped down the table to fourth place, five points adrift of leaders Leicester.
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Theo Walcott could also return to the starting line-up after being overlooked in favour of Joel Campbell for the Southampton clash.
Arsenal (possible): Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey; Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud.