The Chilean was all set to move to the Cityzens but Arsenal’s move for a replacement in Thomas Lemar fell through.
“I always have problems understanding what a legend is and what a legend isn’t”, Wenger said. With the experienced Jermain Defoe leading the attack, they could well cause an unexpected upset for Arsenal. Coutinhoback Philippe Coutinho returned to training with his Liverpool teammates on Thursday after being on global duty. Wenger repeated his call for the summer window to shut before the start of the season, as he fears that players can be tapped-up by rival clubs – even on the eve of matches.
Of course, we don’t know exactly what Wenger has seen to lead him to make such a decision. Wilshere is getting stronger every day. As far as goals are concerned, I think we should go for both teams to score since I think the Gunners will concede at home judging by their recent defensive performances. “Today I am not very convinced that we can maintain it”, he said. ‘He needs to come back to full fitness, which he was not at Liverpool. It’s very hard to set a time. “I hope not. But it’s inevitable”, he said. Barring a 10-minute period in the opening game against Leicester City, Arsenal have been abject on the field. Alexandre Lacazette will be expected to start too after his unexpected drop to the bench against Liverpool. Firstly, Bournemouth are still yet to win this season despite coming of the back of two promising campaigns and looking to push on this year.
The important point mentioned by Star is that contrary to other reports suggesting that Lemar rejected Arsenal, it is understood that the deal did not happen because the player was on global duty on deadline day. Still, last season, “cherries” took the honorable ninth place.
Callum Wilson remains on the road to recovery from a cruciate ligament rupture while Simon Francis, Junior Stanislas and Nathan Ake are all injury doubts.
– Arsenal will not try to win ugly. The defeat was Arsenal’s second in a row, but the French manager backed his team to respond when they host Bournemouth in the league on Saturday.
Bournemouth Stats: Bournemouth have lost all 3 of their league games.
Arsenal have been floundering in their attempts to launch a genuine Premier League title challenge for nearly a decade.