Mesut Ozil in race to be fit for Bournemouth clash

Without further ado, take a look at how we expect the Gunners to line up at the Vitality Stadium come Sunday afternoon.

Arsenal have endured a curious week, having been dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship side Nottingham Forest before recording a creditable goalless draw at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Given recent dropped points against Chelsea and West Brom, both games that they were leading midway through the second half, the lost ground in the race for the top four makes this a must-win fixture.

"We have an uncertainty over Ozil, who will have a test earliest tomorrow", said Wenger.

Jack Wilshere suffered an ankle injury vs Conte's men and he should be replaced by Mohamed Elneny in the midfield.

Wales' Aaron Ramsey is back in the squad but Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud all remain on the sidelines.

Tottenham then host Everton at Wembley in the day's late kickoff, before Bournemouth take on Arsenal and Liverpool face Manchester City on Sunday. Tyrone Mings and Jermain Defoe remain long-term absentees and Arsenal also have injury problems. As we have seen in contrast in many Arsenal games in the past, when they play narrowly, attempting to slalom through a forest of legs that stretch only the width of the penalty area, engineering openings and creating chances can be extremely hard.

Vanessa Coleman

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