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Team news: Unchanged again, Vieira on bench

Arsenal celebrate against Leicester

For the first time since the 2003/04 campaign, we have named an unchanged side for the third straight game at the start of a season as Mikel Arteta keeps faith with the same players that won our first two games.

That means that Bukayo Saka is set to make his 100th Premier League appearance for the club, having made his debut on New Year's Day 2019, and starts in an attack including Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli, who is looking to score in a fourth-straight league appearance.

However, there has been a change to our bench from the 4-2 win against Leicester City last week, with Fabio Vieira named amongst the replacements for the first time having played 45 minutes of our under-21s’ game against Swansea City in midweek.

Bournemouth meanwhile have made three changes to the side that lost 4-0 to Manchester City last weekend, with recent signing Marcos Senesi handed a first start 

Jordan Zemura also returns having missed last week through Covid-19, replacing Jack Stacey at left-back, and Phillip Billing also returns and takes Lewis Cook’s spot in the heart of midfield, with Ryan Christie also dropping to the bench.

With Dominic Solanke still out with an ankle injury, Kieffer Moore starts once again in attack, having scored in each of his last three home league games.

Bournemouth: Travers, A. Smith, Mepham, Lerma, Kelly, Zemura, Billing, Senisi, Pearson, Tavernier, Moore. Subs: Neto, Stacey, Hill, Cook, Marcondes, Christie, Anthony, Lowe, Dembele

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus. Subs: Turner, Tierney, Tomiyasu, Holding, Elneny, Sambi, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Nketiah.

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