5 non-negotiable starters for Arsenal vs Bournemouth

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5. Declan Rice

Speaking of mistakes, Declan Rice also made a pretty big one at the weekend. He conceded a penalty towards the end of the game, allowing Spurs to reduce the score difference to just one goal.

Does it negate all the world-class quality Rice has displayed throughout the season? Absolutely not. He WILL and absolutely MUST start for Arsenal vs Bournemouth.

Other than his foul inside the Arsenal box, which appeared to me as a mistake anyway, Rice had a magnificent display against Tottenham. Even given the pressure throughout the match, Rice only made one mistake.

As far as revolutionary signings go, not many top Arsenal. It is hilarious that Arsenal fans now chance "Declan Rice, we got him half price" and there is not much irony in that statement. Given the hindsight, Mikel Arteta would be hard-pressed not to spent £210m on signing Declan Rice.

In the title run-in, he is a key player for Arsenal.


Who are your non-negotiable starters for Arsenal vs Bournemouth?