John Barnes states his prediction for Bournemouth v Arsenal

John Barnes looks ahead to Arsenal's Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon

John Barnes is backing Arsenal to return to winning ways when they travel to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The north London side head into the game on the back of their frustrating goalless draw with Southampton at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night.

Arsenal have failed to score in their last three top-flight outings and will be desperate to reignite their title hopes with victory against Bournemouth.

The Gunners dropped down into fourth place following their draw against the Saints in midweek, as their local rivals Tottenham leapfrogged them in the table.

However, former Liverpool and England man Barnes is fully expecting to see Arsenal return to winning ways on Sunday and is tipping a 3-1 win for the Gunners.

Writing in his column for Titanbet, Barnes said: “This is a must win for Arsenal, who have been leapfrogged by Spurs and can see Leicester moving away at the top.

“Bournemouth themselves play good football, but I think their open style will work for the Gunners, who have the ability to exploit even the smallest gaps. Goalscorers – Aaron Ramsey and Benik Afobe.”

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Arsenal, who finished third last season, are aiming to win their first Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in 2003-04.

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