Another outstanding Bournemouth player in doubt for Iraola joining the trio for Arsenal clash

Andoni Iraola, the manager of Bournemouth, will decide late on whether to select Dominic Solanke, Tyler Adams, and Luis Sinisterra for the match against Arsenal.

Iraola, who took over for Gary O’Neil in June, will face Mikel Arteta, a childhood buddy, for the first time as a manager on Saturday when they square off in the Premier League at the Vitality Stadium.

Solanke, who suffered an ankle injury in the midweek Carabao Cup victory against Stoke, is expecting to fully recover soon. Summer acquisitions Adams and Sinisterra, who joined from Championship team Leeds United, haven’t seen much action thus far.

Iraola told a press conference: “We still don’t know with some players. We’re training (on Friday) afternoon so, especially with Dom, he didn’t train (on Thursday). We will try for sure to have him available, but we don’t know.”

USA captain Adams made his Cherries debut off the bench against Stoke. It was his first appearance since March following hamstring surgery.

Sinisterra, on a season-long loan, made his first appearance for Bournemouth in their recent 0-0 draw with Chelsea.Bournemouth 3-0 Huddersfield: Dominic Solanke double steers Cherries to  victory | Football News | Sky SportsIraola said: “Tyler is one of the cases we are waiting on too. We need to see how he is after playing his first minutes since being out for a while.

“The medical team are monitoring him, so we will take the decisions depending on how he is.

“In terms of Luis, it would have been good to give him some minutes against Stoke, but of course we couldn’t.

He played well against Chelsea, and we are aware of his talent. Hopefully, we will soon get to see more of it.

Iraola and Arteta, a former head coach of Rayo Vallecano, grew up together in Gipuzkoa, northern Spain, and were teammates for the neighborhood team Antiguoko.

The same Basque team included Xabi Alonso, the manager of Bayer Leverkusen.

Since his arrival in the English south coast, Arteta has been in contact with Iraola, he said at a press appearance on Friday.

“We know each other really well. We played together, we had fantastic times together,” Arteta said.

“That’s the beauty of football that 30 years later we are here together in the Premier League as managers. I’m really happy for that.”

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