Unai Emery will be without four players for the trip to Bournemouth


The Gunners are now fifth, four points behind London rivals Chelsea as they look to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in three years.

The north Londoners haven't qualified for Europe's premier club competition for the last two seasons.

"We've had a great start, we want to conquer that top four and get ourselves back in there as soon as we can". Arsenal have somewhat slipped in the standings and now sit 5th courtesy some disappointing results which have seen the Gunners drop six points in the last three games.

Bournemouth will have been grateful for the recent global break, a chance to regroup and watch the Uefa Nations League following two back-to-back defeats in the league before a crucial home fixture against Unai Emery's Arsenal.

So Arsenal travel to the South Coast today to take on Bournemouth, who are just four points below us in the table, and our series of tough games begin with probably the easiest of the three. It is credit to Bournemouth, who have been criticised for their transfer activity in the past, that each of those players would command a sizeable resale value if they were forced to sell, with Fraser still only 24 years old, while King and Wilson are both 26.

More news: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho eager to keep Matteo Darmian

"In this formation I think it is harder to find a place for Ozil".

"In the cup competitions we want to maintain our place in the Europa League and we're on a good run in the Carabao Cup and have a good game against Spurs coming up".

"But we need time, we need work, but also in the football, the new test is the next match". We are improving things.

Emery said: "I respect Wenger a lot, but no matter how much information he gave me, I had to change things". But how many have we conceded? 15. We are working and speaking to do more. "The first step we need to do is get back into the Champions League and then we need to start competing and then we need to start winning the biggest trophies in the game".