2 Ways Mikel Arteta can line-up Arsenal against Bournemouth with Fabio Vieira injury boost

Arsenal visit to Bournemouth today to extend their flawless Premier League start.

The north London team beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in their opener before beating Leicester City 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium, where Gabriel Jesus scored his first goals for the club. Now, they face the Cherries, who were Mikel Arteta’s first opponent as a manager in December 2019.

Arteta’s squad is now second in the league behind Manchester City on goal difference. We look at two possible Arsenal lineups against Scott Parker’s side before today’s match.

Unchanged XI

Arteta has used the same XI in his team’s first two games. Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, and Oleksandr Zinchenko form a formidable back five that allows Zinchenko to invert centrally and partner Thomas Partey in possession.

Granit Xhaka scored and assisted in last week’s win over Leicester, but Martin Odegaard has had a quiet start to the season.

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Jesus have dominated the Norwegian so far

Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Vieira’s debut

Takehiro Tomiyasu’s return to fitness could result in Arteta awarding the Japanese international his first start this season, despite being tough on White. Kieran Tierney’s return gives the manager a selection headache at left back.

Fabio Vieira could make his debut after coming from Porto, but it may be too soon for the Portuguese playmaker, who injured his foot this summer.

Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Vieira, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

2 Ways Mikel Arteta can line-up Arsenal against Bournemouth with Fabio Vieira injury boost
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