Arsenal FC – Our home record against Bournemouth

The 2018–19 AFC Bournemouth season is the club’s fourth consecutive season in the top flight of English football and their 129th year in existence.

Bournemouth’s stadium is the smallest in the Premier League, they play their home matches at Dean Court, which has a capacity of 11,329, and this season it will be the smallest stadium in the Premier League.

Dean Court early 1970s

The club’s badge has Bournemouth’s red and black stripes and also a footballer heading a ball.

The club is currently owned by Maxim Demin, a Russian multi-millionaire involved in the petrochemicals trading industry. He became co-owner of then Football League side A.F.C. Bournemouth with Eddie Mitchell, reportedly paying £850,000 for his share of the club. Subsequently (in 2015) the club were promoted to the Premier League. In 2015, he sold a 25% share in the club to Peak 6 Investments, although he remains the majority shareholder.

Demin spent £5 million on a mansion in Sandbanks (Dorset), also known as ‘Britain’s Palm Beach’.  He then promptly demolished it and employed Eddie Mitchell to rebuild a state of the art house.

Danny scored 2 in Arsenal’s 3-0 win in September 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTON

Bournemouth is currently 10th in the Premier League with a record of W10, D4, L13, GF38, GA48. They have conceded 1.78 goals per game while we have scored 2.04 per game overall and 2.07 at home.

We have already beaten them away from home, sneaking the points with a narrow 2-1 victory. They scored one of the best OGs you’re ever likely to see to put us in front, before equalising on the stroke of half time with us committing 23 men forward. Auba got the winner midway through the second half. Remarkably we were wearing our pistachio kit – not sure if that was our first and only win in that kit in the Premier League?

Alex’s perfectly weighted pass inside the full back set up Kola to cross for Auba’s winner

We have a 100% home record against Bournemouth and I feel that, regardless of our squeaky defence, our attacking strength will be too much for them.



80 Responses to Arsenal FC – Our home record against Bournemouth

  1. mickydidit89 says:

    Thanks very much GN5

    Sounds to me from what you’re saying about this Maxim Demin fella, that Bournemouth have very much landed themselves a Tier 2 Demi Oligarch. If you are going to oil up, then do it properly 🙂

    I believe you’ve omitted two things: language schools and Mr Wagner 🙂

  2. chas says:

    Thanks, GN5.

    Here’s that OG from the game in November in highlights.

  3. TotalArsenal says:

    Another fine post from the Canadian Cannonball! Bournemouth are survivors and this is mainly due to Howe’s expert tactical and interpersonal skills. A rare English management talent and one who I reckon could well manage the mighty Arse one day.
    Nervous about tomorrow’s game.

  4. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Thank you GN5. Agree with all the comments so far. Mr. Wagner doing a fine job, and especially about the quality of Oiler ownership.

    JM put up a link to a Guardian article I was searching for but it is not the one I had in mind. This was about how the atmosphere around the club has changed since Dein and how this has impacted upon the enjoyment of watching The Arsenal. It was an excellent piece but I can’t find it as I only have access to the truncated International Guardian not the UK version.

  5. chas says:

    I hear Wagner’s in line for the Leicester job.
    I wouldn’t have thought Bournemouth would be willing to let him go. ☺

    Will look for Grauniad article when I get back home.

  6. VP of Oz says:

    yes chas, thats me circa 1974

    would never have known what a gravatar was if not for this site.

    6:45am Thurs kick-off is a shame as I have a 7am work meeting. I’ll being using the pause button alot and hanging around the loos.

    weather here for next 5 days over here – Wed 89.6F, Thurs 96.8F, Fri 98.6F(1st day of Autumn), Sat 98.6F, Sun 91.4F

    brilliant times

    I predict a 3:1 win against the AFC B’s

  7. VP of Oz says:

    another great historical post GN5, many thanks
    always great reading

  8. VP of Oz says:

    on other matters –

    these are the headlines over this side of the world on the ABC as we dont have a brexit – fossilised poo, puddings in sewers and China President compared to Winnie the Pooh:

    Devil poo fossils found on the mainland spark hope for their successful return
    More than 3,000 years after Tasmanian devils disappeared off the mainland, evidence of how they co-existed with other animals has been unearthed in fossilised poo.

    Residents of UK town roasted after Yorkshire puddings dumped into sewer
    A water company in south-east England issues a reminder for residents to dispose of their food waste thoughtfully after a town sewer is blocked by a glut of Yorkshire puddings.

    ‘Your mother is a moron’: China pulls horror game over hidden insults to President Xi Jinping
    Taiwanese horror game Devotion is pulled in mainland China after drawing the ire of gamers who found a hidden insult to Chinese President Xi Jinping, including comparisons to Winnie the Pooh.

  9. LB says:

    I am surprised that you guys still use Fahrenheit?

  10. VP of Oz says:

    we dont, i have to google it
    but i thought most readers are in imperial
    32, 36, 37, 37, 33

  11. chas says:

    Had a look for the Guardian article and can’t find anything which looks like you describe.

    Was it online or a hardcopy paper?

  12. Rasp says:

    Morning all, thanks for the posts over the last few days – I decided to stay away until the negativity subsided 🙄

    Thanks GN5, I always enjoy reading your pre-pre-matches … have you considered writing a history of Mr Wagner, he certainly seems to have crammed a lot into his managerial career 🙂

    The reason why we have more passes at the back is simply because we play out from the back now, my perception from games is that the ball (and therefore game) is being controlled more by our midfielders … Guendouzi in particular.

    If we win tomorrow we will be 11 points ahead of the same stage last season and in 4th rather than 6th place … plenty to be happy with, still in the first season under a new manager. None of us can influence the stuff revolving around the owner, and I’m pretty sure none of us will stop supporting the Arsenal because we don’t like his business model … it is sad that we’ve lost that connection I agree.

  13. RC78 says:

    It will be a tough game…I think that if we score first, we can open the flood gates but if don’t score first or don’t score int he first half, the game will be edgy because Bournemouth is an odd team that can play superbly against big teams or get destroyed by both top and weak teams…

    I say we play high pressure so I d play with 3 at the back:

    Leno – Mustafi, Sok, Kos – AMN (or Mikhy or Suarez), LT, Guendouzi, Kola – Ramsey, Auba – Laca

    I keep Lichten, Monreal, Xhaka, Ozil, Mikhy and Iwobi on the bench and trust the fielded team to score early on…

    Prediction: 4-2
    – Laca to score early on a Kola’s assist
    – Auba to double the score before half-time, fed by Laca
    – Ramsey to add a third, early in the second half,
    – Bournemouth to score one
    – Iwobi to add a fourth as he replaces Laca
    – Bournemouth to pull one back before the end of the game

    MOTM: Lacazette or Kola

  14. GunnerN5 says:

    Morning all,

    I will be out for most of the day, so I will catch up later.

  15. fred1266 says:

    VP were do u live

  16. Fred Jacob says:

    in (just testing something)

  17. LBG says:

    Not as interesting as lol!

  18. chas says:

    Fred Jabob ……. Interesting
    SuperArsenalFanTV ……. Interesting

    Is that you alongside the Thierry Henry statue, Fredster?
    Shame you won’t let us see it a bit bigger!

  19. fred1266 says:

    was able to get LGB message via emal not chas so still not working

  20. mickydidit89 says:

    Love the snow dome vid

    My favourite thing I bought for my son was a fat bastard gunner that sings all the old favourites…good ‘ol arsenal…etc

    Still press the button whenever I go into his room

  21. chas says:

    Do you mean LGBT, Fred?

  22. mickydidit89 says:

    No draws allowed. You must pick a preferred winner between Chavs and Spuds in tomorrow’s game

    I’d go Chavs

  23. fred1266 says:

    yea chas LBG own

  24. fred1266 says:

    so seems it either my email not working with wordpress since my other email works fine

  25. LBG says:

    Chas, you are awful!
    Re Snow dome vid – since when was that toothbrush red and yellow? Is he blind, as well as easy impressed?

  26. fred1266 says:

    was my first arsenal stuff mate what not to be impressed about

  27. fred1266 says:

    the 125th anniversary jersey now that one a classic

  28. LBG says:

    Got my own blog going with Fred,via WordPress. What are we going to call it Fred?

  29. LBG says:

    What about LotsofLoveforArsenal?

  30. fred1266 says:


  31. fred1266 says:

    that reminds of chas double pivot

  32. Big Raddy says:

    Micky. A dilemna. Hobson’s Choice.

    We are unlikely to catch the Spuds and they are out of the title race. Chavs however are imploding which is always good to watch.

    But … if they lose Sarri is doomed and the Chavs will get the new manager bounce which threatens both our 4th place and our Europa chances.

  33. mickydidit89 says:

    Mmmm, Erik

    The Spuds are just eight points away from 5th. They are more than capable of blowing that with 33 points still left to play for

    I believe in them and their capabilities 🙂

  34. mickydidit89 says:

    We win tomorrow, Spuds lose, gap 4 points 🙂

  35. mickydidit89 says:


    I’m assuming we get past Rennes (which I have no interest in going to) and then hoping for one of many very tasty looking destinations left in the Europa.

    Passports at the ready for March?

  36. fred1266 says:

    any news on Litch, wonder who will be playing RB

  37. chas says:

    How are you going to get a ticket if we get to the QFs?

  38. chas says:

    The only time I’ve ever wanted the spuds to win was when they were playing Man U on the last day of the season at The Old Cowshed and we had Villa at Highbury.
    We had to win and the red mancs lose or draw, I think.

    I think the spuds even went 1 up but soon returned to type and lost. It wasn’t even deliberate.

    We won 3-0 or something in vain.

  39. chas says:

    I’d go

    But luckily for us there something good in each result. If we beat Bournemouth, of course.

  40. Big Raddy says:

    Exactly chas. If we win any result in the Chavs game is good.

  41. Big Raddy says:

    Passport ready. Tickets? I am sure we can buy a couple on the Dark Web using crypto-currency

  42. mickydidit89 says:


    Forgery, and if that doesn’t go well, then follow the Erik advice 🙂

  43. Fred1266 says:

    Do you guys still have my merci arsene jersey

  44. mickydidit89 says:


    “was my first arsenal stuff mate what not to be impressed about”

    You’re fast closing in on Blog Superstar status in my book

    Completely agree. What’s not to like. I’m very close to getting the snow dome

  45. mickydidit89 says:

    Non, Fred

  46. mickydidit89 says:

    Blimey, I see Brendon Wagner has just left Celtic for Leicester. I thought he was meant to be doing rather well there

  47. Big Raddy says:

    Fred. No. I have it 😀

  48. Fred1266 says:

    Good stuff

  49. fred1266 says:

    Yep snow domes are the best

  50. chas says:

    You’d only flog it, Freddie-baby, as you seem a bit of a wide boy.

    In the nicest possible way, of course. A bit like a Trinidadian Del-boy.

  51. mickydidit89 says:

    If you fancy a change, Chas, simply turn your gravatar through 180

  52. chas says:

    The lamp would be upside down then.
    Who ever heard of an upside down lamp?

  53. mickydidit89 says:

    I know, silly me

    Added excitement to tonight’s game with the other match going on

  54. chas says:


    Last night’s games – only interesting for fans of the clubs playing.
    Tonight’s – a whole different ball game.

  55. chas says:

    Highbury 1929

  56. mickydidit89 says:

    I love those montages (?)

    Who’s the bloke in middle of 3 on boat? Bald bloke? and one in back of car?

  57. chas says:

    Kevin Webster from Corrie, Michael Le Vell is his real name.

  58. chas says:

    Clock end with both boxes and terracing. Not a common shot.

  59. chas says:

    Back of the car is Cilla – she’s in all of them somewhere – bit like where’s Wally.

    Not sure about bald chap in purple tie – assumed he was an EU negotiator.

  60. chas says:

    Chris Grayling apparently.

  61. LBG says:

    Grayling…..Transport Minister.
    From Tottenham website. Tottenham have now announced their new supplier of toiletries ( presumably for the new Shithole!)

  62. LBG says:

    Grayling is the idiot who gave the ferry contract to the company with no ferries, is overseeing the HS2 line buying up properties and destroying villages rather than building tunnels, and who oversaw the ” new timetables” on all trains last year.

  63. mickydidit89 says:

    Ok, thanks

  64. LBG says:

    And “Phil”looks like he is either holding on to his rollocks……or a dead pigeon he’s strangled.

  65. chas says:

    It’s a bottle of whisky from when he was an alkie on ‘Enders.

  66. LBG says:

    Doubtful about Cilla!
    Have a good day, early birders.

  67. chas says:

    Off for a swim.
    Outdoors, too, in February!

  68. mickydidit89 says:

    Outdoor swim eh. Impressive. Cold water is one of the great life enhancing forces

    Ok, back to work

  69. Big Raddy says:

    Morning All,

    Sorry to have missed the morning crew. 😦

    7.16. Do you think that is her natural hair colour?

  70. Big Raddy says:

    Swimming outdoors in winter is for masochists. My wife is an winter bather.

  71. LB says:

    That spider broach doesn’t do Cilla any favours.

    Morning peeps.

  72. mickydidit89 says:

    Spider broach. Ziggy Stardust hair. Spider from Mars.

    Works well 🙂

  73. mickydidit89 says:

    “so Didit, what did you discuss on the football blog today?”

    “Cilla Black’s broach”


  74. Big Raddy says:

    There is a New Post

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