Mesut Özil has keept his place in Arsenal’s starting line-up following their surprise 4-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton on Boxing day.

The Germany international will be looking to bounce back as they look to overtake Leicester City at the top of the table. Arsenal are currently two points behind the league leaders and a point ahead of Manchester City who sit in third place.

Özil has provided 15 assists in 16 league games which is not only the best record in England but also the top five leagues in Europe including Spain, France, Germany and Italy.

The newly promoted Bournemouth are unbeaten in their last five games and can move up to 13th place with a victory over the Gunners today.

Özil will match the club record set by Thierry Heny for assists provided in a single season if he sets up another goal tonight.

Arsenal v Bournemouth

Kick-Off: 17:30
Stadium: Emirates Stadium

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Chambers, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud

Bournemouth: Boruc, Daniels, Cook, Francis, Smith, Gosling, Arter, Surman, Ritchie, Pugh, King

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