The Cherries journey into the the Premiership for the very first time means that AFC Bournemouth will be mixing with the English elite on level terms every week.
Here we get ready for the upcoming season with a look at AFC Bournemouth’s head to head record, pick the best fans sites for essential info and five to follow, and banter with, on Twitter. We continue the ‘Premier League we’re having a laugh’ series with perennial top four finishers and once ‘Invincibles’ – Arsenal.
THE ONLY TIME WE MET
OCT 27th 1987 – LITTLEWOODS CUP
ARSENAL 3 AFC BOURNEMOUTH 0
It is nearly 30 years ago that AFC Bournemouth travelled to Highbury in the third round of the league cup (known as the Littelwoods Cup then) and got soundly beaten by First Division Arsenal. Just over 26,000 saw goals from Kevin Richardson, Alan Smith and a penalty from Michael Thomas send the home side into the fourth round.
The Cherries lineup that day included stalwarts Sean O’Driscoll, Paul Morrell, Mark Newson, Gerry Peyton, Tony Pulis, Mark Whitlock and John Williams. These were and still are the only AFC Bournemouth players to have graced the Highbury turf and played the Premiership giants in a competitive game, until the upcoming season.
FIVE FAN SITES
01. ARSEBLOG – An Arsenal blog, it’s fucking excellent
02. ARSENAL MANIA – The Arsenal site for Arsenal fans
03. ARSENAL FAN TV – ArsenalFanTV specialises in filming videos where fans are able to express their unbiased opinions
04. DAILY CANNON – Started in 2008 [as LadyArse] Daily Cannon is now a collection of writers which long-ago outgrew the original site name
05. THE GOONER – The Gooner is an online site and well-established magazine with plenty to say on Arsenal
FIVE TO FOLLOW
01. ARSENAL MAGAZINE – @ArsenalMagazine – All the latest news and updates from the writers of Arsenal FC’s Official Magazine and Matchday Programme.
02. ARSENAL FC GUNNERS – @GunnersAFC – Arsenal FC news updates, videos & stream links. Everything an Arsenal fan needs in one place!
03. ARSENAL FC – @ArsenalLatest24 – Arsenal FC fan page tweeting all the latest news, as well as pictures, polls, vines, lineups, comps and more!
04. ARSENAL RELATED – @ArsenalsRelated – Stay up to date with the latest News, Rumours, Pictures, Vines, Quotes, Stats and Facts all about Arsenal Football Club. London is red.
05. GUNNERBLOG –
@gunnerblog – AFC account of football writer @jamesmcnicholas (Gunnerblog, Bleacher Report, Mirror Football, CNN, Squawka & ESPN).