Unai Emery and his Gunners are currently on a 16-game unbeaten run in all competitions and sit in fifth position in the table, while Bournemouth find themselves just below Arsenal in sixth place and are performing above expectations, racking up 20 points in 12 games so far this season.
A good attacking game of football looks likely to occur at the Emirates, and goals are to be expected with Arsenal scoring 26 and conceding 15 times so far, while Bournemouth have netted 21 times and let in 16.
So here are 10 match facts and stats provided by OPTA for you to know before kick-off:
1. Bournemouth haven’t won any of their six games in all competitions against Arsenal (D1 L5), conceding at least twice in every match.
2. Arsenal fought from 3-0 down to earn a point in this exact fixture last season, the only time they’ve ever come back from such a deficit in the Premier League.
3. The Cherries have conceded in each of their last nine Premier League games – only Stoke (12) are on a longer current run coming into this matchday.
4. Bournemouth won their last home league match, against Everton. They’ve not won back-to-back Premier League games at the Vitality Stadium since March 2017.
5. Only Chelsea (13) have scored more headed goals than Arsenal (9) in the Premier League this season, while no side has conceded more via headers than Bournemouth (9).
6. Arsenal have conceded four penalty goals in their last three games in all competitions – the two conceded in the Premier League have cost them a total of four points, while they also conceded two against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup to help see them eliminated from the competition.
7. Bournemouth have lost 10 of their 13 Premier League games played on a Sunday (W1 D2 L10), conceding in every match for a total of 33 goals (2.5 per game).
8. The last time Arsenal drew three consecutive Premier League games was in September 2014; while they’ve not drawn three in a row when scoring the first goal since December 2008.
9. Jordon Ibe has recorded the most shots on target without finding the net in the Premier League this season (10).
10. Alexandre Lacazette hasn’t scored in any of his last seven Premier League games; it’s his longest run without a goal in league competition since a run of 10 between February and May 2013.