LIVE: Arsenal Vs Bournemouth – English Premier League Football

LIVE: Arsenal vs Bournemouth – English Premier League football

Hello. Welcome to live coverage of the first Premier League match of the day, Arsenal vs. Bournemouth. I’m Margaret D. Regina.


18m ago (13:47 GMT)

Table of Contents

Arsenal ’embracing’ title pressure, says Rice

“Man City are a machine, we can only focus on us,” Rice added. “We’ve had an unbelievable 2024, the record is out of this world.

“Anything can happen in football.”

20m ago (13:45 GMT)

‘Big result’ for Arsenal, says Rice

Arsenal midfielder Rice, who scored the third goal, said the win was all that they needed.

“You saw in the first half that we were dominant. We could have led by four or five points.” He was angry that he missed his babysitter. He felt that he was able to score and assist today, and when he scored he was in his own half and felt it. Goals, assists and three points, that’s what we need. “I’m very happy, it was a great result,” he said.

21m ago (13:34 GMT)

Arsenal go 4 points clear at the top

Arsenal extend their lead over Manchester City by four points, thanks to a solid 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

The North Londoners were excellent throughout the game and sealed the deal with three good goals.

They have 83 points, with two games remaining, while City have 79 points with four games to go. City are playing later on Saturday, as they host Wolverhampton Wanderers.

25m ago (13:30 GMT)

Full time: Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

Arsenal take home the three points against Bournemouth, thanks to goals from Saka, Trossard and Rice.

26m ago (13:30 GMT)

Rice wraps up a solid match

The Arsenal defensive midfielder capped off his outstanding performance with a stunning goal. Jesus holds the ball on the right side and waits for Rice to run into the penalty area.

As Rice moved forward, Jesus pushed the ball inside the penalty area and Rice fired a shot into the far corner of the goal.

29m ago (13:27 GMT)


Rice makes it 3-0 for Arsenal. That’s the job done for the Gunners.

90+7 mins: Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth

29m ago (13:27 GMT)

Ipswich are promoted to the Premier League!

Elsewhere in the Championship, Ipswich Town secured promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season.

32m ago (13:24 GMT)

Rice’s excellent performance

34m ago (13:22 GMT)

Eight minutes added on

Are we going to see another goal by Arsenal or will Bournemouth ruin a clean sheet for the Gunners?

90+2 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

35m ago (13:22 GMT)

Free kick for Bournemouth

Bournemouth received a free kick in front of the penalty area following a foul by Tomiyasu. Christie takes it but Whyte clears it into the corner. Nothing useful will come of it.

90 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

36m ago (13:20 GMT)

Bournemouth make a double change

Aarons and Faivre are on for Bournemouth, replacing Kluivert and Smith.

89 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

38m ago (13:18 GMT)

Gabriel’s goal ruled out!

Gabriel’s superb shot from inside the penalty area into the top corner was ruled out after Havertz was ruled offside in the build-up.

That was a sensational goal by a defender. If he had achieved that goal, it would have been the best goal of the match.

86 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

40m ago (13:16 GMT)

Saka off, Jesus on

Saka, who scored a penalty in the first half, walks off to a round of applause from the fans.

41m ago (13:15 GMT)

Relentless Arsenal

All of Arsenal’s 10 outfield players attempted a shot in this game.

What a stat.

43m ago (13:13 GMT)

Perfect start for substitute Martinelli

Seconds after coming off the bench, Trossard has a goal-scoring chance. He is found in behind and rushes towards goal, but can’t keep his footing as he fumbles the chance.

83 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

44m ago (13:12 GMT)

Havertz offside!

Havertz took a shot from the penalty area and the shot bounced off the crossbar, but during preliminary play the linesman signaled offside.

Meanwhile, Arsenal make a change, bringing on Martinelli for Trossard.

81 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

45m ago (13:10 GMT)

Odegaard hits side netting

At the other end, Arsenal charge forward and pull off a great team move. Odegaard gets the ball following a pull back, but he hits it into the side netting.

The Arsenal fans in the stadium were quite hyped for it to go in!

78 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

46m ago (13:08 GMT)

Bournemouth frustrated

Solanke nudged Raya moments before she had the chance.

The ball first bounced off Christie and hit the crossbar for Semenyo to score.

Iraola wanted a penalty for Saliba for pulling his jersey inside the penalty area, but a VAR review showed there was no problem and the goal was disallowed.

49m ago (13:06 GMT)


Solanke’s foul on Arsenal keeper Raya has ruled out an effort by Semenyo.

50m ago (13:03 GMT)

Trossard doubles Arsenal’s lead

After a great team move, Rice flicked the ball back to Trossard on the left side of the penalty area.

Trossard easily slotted the ball into the bottom corner for the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium to give them a 2-0 lead.

70 mins: Arsenal 2-0 Bournemouth

52m ago (13:00 GMT)


Trossard puts Arsenal 2-0 up! Goaaaaaaaalllllll🥳🥳🥳

51m ago (12:58 GMT)

Rock solid Saliba

Arsenal’s defenders form an important block to prevent Semenyo from attacking from the left flank towards the penalty area.

Arsenal fans in the stadium are rooting for his great performance.

68 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

52m ago (12:57 GMT)

Kluivert wastes chance

The Dutchman was through on goal, but took too long to settle himself to take a shot, allowing Trossard to track back and close him down.

66 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

54m ago (12:54 GMT)

Free kick for Bournemouth

Solanke wins a free-kick in front of Arsenal’s penalty area after a collision with Gabriel. Kluivert comes forward and climbs over the Arsenal wall, but it rolls over the crossbar!

63 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

56m ago (12:51 GMT)

Chance for Kluivert

The Dutchman fired a shot from the left into the penalty area and over the post.

Bournemouth looked much better in this second half than they did in the first half, when they were under constant pressure from the Gunners.

60 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

57m ago (12:49 GMT)

Odegaard shoots high

Bournemouth switch off in defence, allowing Arsenal to pounce on the ball. Odegaard has the ball at the edge of the box, but he skies his effort in the crowd.

Meanwhile, Partey has picked up a yellow for a foul.

58 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

57m ago (12:48 GMT)

Bournemouth creating chances

Kluivert does a good job of slipping out from the left side, cutting inside and sending the ball into the center. The ball was half-cleared into Scott’s hands, and Scott’s half-volley bounced up and into Raya’s arms.

57 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

59m ago (12:46 GMT)

Great block from Cook!

The Bournemouth defenders make a goal-saving tackle to stop Saka, who was set to poke the ball into the net after being assisted by Havertz with a great pass.

55 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

59m ago (12:44 GMT)

Solanke’s chance saved!

After a challenge on Odegaard was ignored in the center of the park, Solanke snatched the ball and charged towards Arsenal’s penalty area. He tries to take a shot from an angle, but Raya blocks it with her foot.

53 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

59m ago (12:43 GMT)

Chance for Havertz!

The Arsenal attacker found space between two Bournemouth defenders on the edge of the penalty area before firing a shot towards goal, which Travers darted out to his left to block.

52 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

59m ago (12:42 GMT)

Arsenal should’ve been 2-0 up

Saka will be disappointed in his decision to take a first-time shot instead of taking his time and placing it with more precision and power. The lacklustre effort has cost Arsenal their second goal.

50 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (12:40 GMT)

Saka’s shot saved!

Havertz darted past his opponents into the penalty area and caught Saka with a great pass. Saka tries to score, but his power is not enough, and Travers easily dodges it.

49 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (12:35 GMT)

Second half begins

We are back for the second half of this early kickoff game at the Emirates Stadium.

Saka’s first-half penalty separates the teams.

46 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (12:32 GMT)

Starboy Saka

Half time: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

Saka’s 44th-minute penalty kick keeps Arsenal in the lead at the break.

As things stand, Arsenal go four points clear

If they keep winning, Arsenal will have 83 points, four points more than second-place Manchester City. But City still have a game left.

Saka climbs up in the goalscoring charts

A cool and calm penalty from Saka takes the Englishman to the joint-second spot in the top scorers’ list. He and Chelsea’s Cole Palmer occupy the second spot, while Manchester City’s Erling Haaland is first with 21 goals.

13m ago  (12:17 GMT)

Saka climbs up in the goalscoring charts

Saka’s calm and collected penalty moved the Englishman to second place on the scorers’ list. He and Chelsea’s Cole Palmer are in second place, with Manchester City’s Erling Haaland in first place with 21 goals.

14m ago  (12:15 GMT)


Arsenal lead 1-0 at Emirates Stadium!

Saka sends Travers the wrong way, sending the ball into the net for his 20th goal of the season!

44 mins: Arsenal 1-0 Bournemouth

17m ago (12:14 GMT)

Penalty confirmed!

Saka will take the penalty for Arsenal.

18m ago (12:13 GMT)

VAR check

The video assistant referee is taking a look at that penalty decision.

19m ago  (12:12 GMT)


Bournemouth keeper Travers is believed to have brought down Havertz inside the penalty area. The referee signals the point! Travers kicked out his leg to evade the onrushing Arsenal attacker, but fell to the ground after the challenge.

41 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

20m ago  (12:11 GMT)

Travers in the spotlight again

The Bournemouth keeper races off his line to single-handedly punch away a shot from Rice. He hurts his shoulder in the process.

40 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

22m ago  (12:09 GMT)

Rice hits wide!

A big chance for Arsenal as Rice’s powerful shot from the box flies wide of the far post. Rice was fed the ball by Havertz who nodded it into his path.

39 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

24m ago  (12:07 GMT)

Intensity dipped

Arsenal touched the ball inside Bournemouth’s penalty area 26 times, while Bournemouth touched the ball inside Arsenal’s penalty area only four times. That explains Arsenal’s dominance in this match. However, the Gunners relieved some of the pressure in the final minutes as Bournemouth had more possession.

36 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

39m ago (11:58 GMT)

Partey’s shot saved

Bournemouth keeper Travers was again a contender, diving to his right and parrying Partey’s low shot from the edge of the box.

27 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

47m ago (11:55 GMT)

A look at the stats

Arsenal have 79 percent possession as compared with Bournemouth’s 21 percent. The Gunners have had 12 shots so far, with three on target, while Bournemouth have had only one shot which wasn’t on target.

25 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

50m ago (11:52 GMT)

Bournemouth under pressure

Mr. Travers has a lot to do in the Emirates this morning. He parried Saka’s shot and Arsenal tried again from a corner kick. DF Tomiyasu made good contact with the ball that flowed into the penalty area from a corner kick, but his header was blocked on the goal line.

22 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

52m ago  (11:51 GMT)

Chance for Arsenal!

Bournemouth keeper Travers saves a shot from Saka near the post before Trossard sends the rebound over the bar!

20 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

57m ago  (11:47 GMT)

Players pray tribute

Players from both sides pause to pay their respects to 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin, who was killed in a knife attack in north London.

14 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth 

1h ago (11:43 GMT)

Saka down on the ground

Saka appeared to be injured following a challenge from Cook and then Christie. Television replays showed that he suffered a cut on his shin as a result of a big challenge from Christie. The Arsenal striker received treatment on his left leg and was sent to the sideline.

14 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (11:39 GMT)

Bournemouth’s defenders putting their bodies on the line

Bournemouth defender Smith made consecutive saves, stopping first Trossard and then Odegaard’s shots inside the penalty area.

8 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (11:37 GMT)

Chance for Arsenal

Arsenal defensive midfielder Rice won the ball in midfield, burst into Bournemouth’s penalty area and passed to Saka on the right. However, the assist came too late for Saka and he ended up only getting a corner kick.

7 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (11:35 GMT)

Good start for Arsenal

The sun is shining at the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal are already looking to put pressure on Bournemouth. White pushed the ball into the penalty area and Havertz tried to pass to Saka, but the ball was intercepted.

3 mins: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (11:30 GMT)


Arsenal vs Bournemouth in Matchweek 36 of the Premier League is under way at Emirates Stadium. A win will send the Gunners four points clear on the top of the table.

1 min: Arsenal 0-0 Bournemouth

1h ago (11:25 GMT)

Kickoff soon

The players entered the pitch at Emirates Stadium for the match. Kickoff is in 5 minutes.

If you’re just joining, here’s a summary of team news.

Arsenal: David Raya, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz, Leandro Trossard.

Bournemouth: Mark Travers, Adam Smith, Marcos Senesi, Ilia Zabarny, Dhango Ouattara, Lewis Cook, Alex Scott, Ryan Christie, Justin Kluivert, Antoine Semenyo, Dominic Solanke.

1h ago (11:25 GMT)

The atmosphere builds

1h ago (11:20 GMT)

Stat attack – Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s 10th place going into this round is based on their highest point total of 48 points in the English top flight.

If the Cherries win further, they will surpass and equal the club’s Premier League record of 13 wins. Bournemouth’s six league away wins this season are also a club record, and they could surpass that with a win at the Emirates.

However, the south coast club had problems against the top five. So far, they have scored just one goal in nine games against the leaders.

1h ago (11:15 GMT)

Stat attack – Arsenal

Arsenal have won 13 of their 15 Premier League fixtures in this calendar year.

The Gunners’ 25 top-flight victories this season are one shy of matching the club’s Premier League record for a single campaign.

1h ago  (11:10 GMT)

Arsenal’s Raya close to securing the Golden Glove

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya has conceded the most goals in the Premier League this season with 14. With only a limited number of games remaining, it’s hard to beat the Gunners stopper. Raya is therefore guaranteed at least a share of this season’s Golden Glove award.

2h ago (11:05 GMT)

The Premier League’s leading scorers

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland leads the season’s top scorers with 21 goals. Chelsea’s Cole Palmer is second with 20 goals. Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins and Newcastle United’s Alexander Isak are tied for third with 19 goals each. Dominic Solanke is fifth on the list with 18 goals, while Arsenal’s top scorer is Bukayo Saka with 15 goals.

2h ago (11:00 GMT)

Head-to-head: Arsenal vs Bournemouth

This will be the 16th meeting between the two sides. Arsenal have won 12 meetings compared to Bournemouth’s only victory. The first came in October 1987, when the Gunners won 3-0 in a League Cup match at Highbury.

2h ago (10:53 GMT)

How have the teams lined up?

Arsenal have opted for a 4-3-3 formation featuring a front three of Saka, Havertz and Trossard.

Bournemouth will line up in a 4-2-3-1 shape led by their striker Solanke.

2h ago (10:50 GMT)

Recap of Bournemouth’s last game

Bournemouth had a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Brighton in the final match thanks to goals from Senesi, Unal and Kluivert. The victory took Bournemouth to a club-record 48 points in the Premier League with three games remaining. This is two points better than the previous record of 46 points, set in the 2016-17 season.

2h ago (10:44 GMT)

Recap of Arsenal’s last game

Arsenal ran out 3-2 winners against Spurs in the North London derby last week, with Saka and Havertz scoring for the Gunners, while Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was guilty of conceding an own goal.

The victory maintained Arsenal’s top spot in the league standings.

2h ago (10:39 GMT)

Arsenal unchanged from last game, Bournemouth make 2 changes

Arsenal have made no changes to the squad that won the north London derby 3-2 against Tottenham Hotspur last week. Bournemouth made two changes from the team that won 3-0 at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, bringing on Zabarny and Christie for Lloyd Kelly and Enes Unal.

2h ago (10:34 GMT)

Bournemouth’s lineup

Bournemouth: Mark Travers, Adam Smith, Marcos Senesi, Illia Zabarnyi, Dango Ouattara, Lewis Cook, Alex Scott, Ryan Christie, Justin Kluivert, Antoine Semenyo, Dominic Solanke

2h ago (10:30 GMT)

Arsenal’s lineup

Arsenal: David Raya, Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, Declan Rice, Bukayo Saka, Kai Havertz, Leandro Trossard

2h ago (10:29 GMT)

Early Bournemouth team news

Bournemouth will be without Milos Kerkes, who is serving the second of a three-game suspension. Antoine Semenyo is suffering from a knee injury, but there is a chance he will be able to recover. Luis Sinisterra and Marcus Tavernier are both likely to miss out.

3h ago (10:20 GMT)

Early Arsenal team news

Arsenal’s Julian Timber has returned to the Gunners after tearing his cruciate ligament in the first game of the season. The Dutch defender’s return means Mikel Arteta has a full-fledged squad to choose from.

3h ago (10:12 GMT)

The Premier League table for Matchweek 36

Arsenal won against Bournemouth, increasing their lead over Premier League leaders Manchester City to four points. This means they will advance to the round of 16, ahead of Liverpool, who have been leading the league for a long time.

However, City host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final Premier League match of the day and will be hoping for a turnaround from the Gunners that will give them a chance to take the lead.

3h ago (09:56 GMT)

Chelsea hit Tottenham’s Champions League hopes on Thursday

Tottenham Hotspur’s terrible form at Stamford Bridge continued on Thursday, losing 2-0 to Chelsea.

Spurs are now seven points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa, while Manchester United are six points behind the North Londoners with four games in hand.

Fifth place would be enough to secure another Champions League spot for next season.

3h ago (09:41 GMT)

Don’t underestimate the lesser Premier League teams

Arsenal and Manchester City are in great form with 15 points since the start of April. But no team in the Premier League should be underestimated.

Everton, who are 15th in the table, are third in the league with 14 points.

4h ago (09:25 GMT)

Here’s how the latest Premier League round shapes up

There are five Premier League games to be played on Saturday with a further three on Sunday.

Matchweek 36, which began with Luton’s 1-1 draw with Everton last night, will be rounded off on Monday when Crystal Palace entertain Manchester United.

4h ago (09:10 GMT)

The run in for the Premier League’s bottom four

Luton Town remain mired in the bottom three but all hope is not lost for the Hatters.

4h ago (08:55 GMT)

Luton remain in the Premier League bottom three after Everton draw

This week’s Premier League fixtures began with a 1-1 draw between Luton Town and Everton on Friday night.

The point was not enough to move the Hatters out of the relegation zone.

4h ago (08:40 GMT)

Welcome to our live coverage

Hello. Welcome to live coverage of the first Premier League match of the day, Arsenal vs. Bournemouth. The Gunners are at the top of the table with a one point lead over defending champions Manchester City, who still have a game in hand. Bournemouth are in 10th place in the league with back-to-back wins.

I’m Margaret D. Regina. We’ll bring you the build-up, team news and text commentary ahead of the 11:30am GMT kick-off at London’s Emirates Stadium.



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