Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all won on Saturday, so when Arsenal host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday, only one result will do. Arsene Wenger will be well aware of that fact and the manager will be praying the dreaded November curse does not strike again.
Try as they might, Arsenal have flattered to deceive in November in recent years, and that hasn't shown any signs of changing this season either, with the London side struggling to pick up wins both in the Premier League – they drew against Tottenham and Manchester United -- and Champions League – they lost control of top spot in Group A after a 2-2 draw with PSG.
However, despite playing some poor football, Arsenal have still managed to maintain their unbeaten run – they haven't lost a single game since the opening day of the season – but a fighting draw will not do this time.
Against Bournemouth, Arsenal need to find their creative edge again to keep that distance between themselves and the top three to a minimum.
"I believe we have to find our game back," Wenger said. "We didn't lose but if you do not create, that will not last.
"It's important that we find our simplicity, speed and pacy combinations back. We missed that fluency, and that security in our decision-making that made us dangerous in the final third a little bit. That is what is at stake for us.
"It depends now what we will do for the last weeks of November to assess it [as a month]. But at the moment, we haven't lost. We had difficult games – Tottenham, Man United and of course Paris Saint-Germain. It's three difficult games in a row but let's see how we finish November."
Arsenal will be hosting a Bournemouth side that have struggled recently. Having picked up a memorable 6-1 win over Hull City, Eddie Howe's side have found the going tough, failing to pick up a single win in four games after, before finally beating Stoke.
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Arsenal vs Bournemouth is scheduled for a 2.15pm GMT (7.45pm IST, 9.15am ET) start. Live Streaming and TV information is below.
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