Mikel Arteta is a rookie manager who was until his Arsenal managerial appointment the assistant to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola.
The Spaniard did more than enough to convince the Arsenal board that he’s the right man for the job at the age of 37.
He takes charge of the Arsenal team who are in the bottom half of the table at this stage for the first time in almost four decades.
A win over Bournemouth would go a long way to improve the position of the Gunners on the Premier League table.
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Arsenal have won the last three meetings between the two teams and are favourites to make it four league victories in a row against Bournemouth.
Mikel Arteta will be without Calum Chambers who misses out due to suspension from five yellow cards though Sokratis Papasthathopoulos is back from his own suspension from the accumulation of five yellow cards.
Likely Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth (4-3-3): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Sokratis Papasthathopoulos, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles; Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, Mesut Ozil; Nicholas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.