Bournemouth v Arsenal preview: Jack Wilshere in contention to play

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GETTY Paul Merson is convinced that Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal will lose to Bournemouth this weekend

It's been a mixed last seven days as we were dumped out of the FA Cup with a disappointing defeat at Nottingham Forest but came away with a very useful 0-0 draw in the first leg of our Carabao Cup semi final at Chelsea in midweek.

Last weekend, the Cherries were one of several Premier League sides who failed to impress in the FA Cup third-round.

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

Jack Wilshere could play against his former club as Arsenal travel to Bournemouth on Super Sunday. Both forwards have been battling hamstring complaints, but could yet return for the match.

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Tottenham then host Everton at Wembley in the day's late kickoff, before Bournemouth take on Arsenal and Liverpool face Manchester City on Sunday.

Bournemouth remain without striker Jermain Defoe, who is recovering from a fractured ankle, while forward Josh King has an "outside chance" of featuring, according to Howe, per Neil Perrett at the Bournemouth Daily Echo. Who will come out on top?

Watch a preview of Sunday's Premier League fixtures including Bournemouth v Arsenal.

Bournemouth have never won in six previous encounters with Arsenal, and conceded at least twice in each of those games.

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The Gunners have conceded eight goals in their last four league matches.

They could win back-to-back games at the Vitality Stadium for the first time since last March.

The west London side are now preparing to welcome the Foxes to Stamford Bridge as they look to get their campaign back on track and climb the table.

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