Round up of the press conferences from injury guru Ben Dinnery ahead of FPL Gameweek 31. All the latest team news for fantasy football managers to digest before making those all-important transfers. 

 

AFC Bournemouth

Bournemouth face one of the top-flights in-form sides and will need to improve upon Saturdays' performance if they hope to take anything from Molineux. David Brooks (cramp and fractured hand) will be fine while Eddie Howe confirms Philip Billing (ankle) has responded well and he could return to the matchday squad. Josh King was forced off on Saturday after being caught by Gary Cahill's follow-through, but his ankle injury is not as severe as initially feared, and he faces a late fitness test. No Ryan Fraser for the Cherries after he refused to sign a short-term contract extension. "He has played his last game for the football club," said Howe. "He won't be involved with us for the last nine games; I only want players who are fully focused on the relegation battle that we have ahead."

 

Arsenal

We're only two games into Project Restart, and already the Gunners are in crisis following back-to-back defeats. While the loss at City was expected, losing at Brighton was almost unforgivable after taking the lead through Nicolas Pépé. Emiliano Martinez looks set to see out the season following Bernd Leno's unfortunate setback, and although the extent of his knee injury is yet to be confirmed, suffice to say, it looked serious enough to end his campaign…. and then some! Pablo Mari (ankle) will seek further specialist assessment, meaning he could've played his last game at The Emirates. Still, there is hope for Granit Xhaka who is aiming to train again within the next two weeks following an ankle sprain. With no Calum Chambers or Sokratis due to injury – the latter should be back in early July – Mikel Arteta will be forced to pair Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi for now with David Luiz due to return in GW32. Cedric Soares will be another option once he recovers from surgery on a nasal fracture. That just leaves Lucas Torreira who is maybe 2-3 weeks away from joining the group. Mesut Ozil was an unused substitute at the Amex after missing out altogether three days earlier.

 

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