Confirmed Arsenal line-up v Bournemouth: 28-year-old axed in three changes
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal have made three changes to their side which faces Bournemouth in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.
Arsene Wenger has decided to recall Shkordan Mustafi, Francis Coquelin and Aaron Ramsey back into his line-up.
This has then resulted in 28-year-old Lucas Perez dropping out of the side’s eleven alongside Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny.
Arsenal announced their team on their official Twitter account ahead of the encounter at the Vitality Stadium.
The wait is over, here's our team for #BOUvAFC
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 3, 2017
Arsenal are currently nestled in fourth place in the Premier League table with two points separating them from third placed Manchester City.
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A victory for the north London side on Tuesday could see them move within a point of Liverpool in second after their 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Monday.
However, a defeat or draw for Wenger’s team would present fierce rivals Tottenham with an opportunity to push Arsenal out of the top four and down to fifth.
By contrast, a victory for Bournemouth would see them remain in ninth place in the top flight table, while a heavy defeat could see them drop below Southampton to 10th on goal difference.
Arsenal previously faced the Cherries at the Emirates Stadium in November, which saw a comfortable 3-1 victory for the Gunners with an Alexis Sanchez double accompanied by a Theo Walcott strike.
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