Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth confirmed as Fabio Vieira starts in midfield along with surprise change

Mikel Arteta has named his Arsenal XI to take on Bournemouth in the Premier League.

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Arsenal have made three changes from their win against Everton on Wednesday.

Takehiro Tomiyasu replaces Ben White at right back, while Thomas Partey returns to midfield after recovering from a muscular injury.

Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira partners Partey in midfield after his recent impressive cameo appearances, while Bukayo Saka, Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Martinelli continue in attack.

The Gunners boast an equally strong substitutes bench with Ben White, Granit Xhaka, Jorginho and Emile Smith Rowe among the options for Arteta to call upon when needed.

Arteta’s side could extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points if they beat Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, with Manchester City recording a 2-0 win over Newcastle earlier in the day.

Arsenal XI vs Bournemouth: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Vieira, Odegaard; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli.

Arsenal subs: Turner, Tierney, White, Kiwior, Holding, Jorginho, Xhaka, Nelson, Smith Rowe.