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Anthony Taylor in charge at the Emirates

Anthony Taylor in action

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Anthony Taylor will be the man in the middle as the Cherries travel to Arsenal on Saturday.

The 38-year-old has officiated three Premier League games to date this season, with the most notable of those being Watford’s 3-3 draw with Liverpool on the opening day.

This term, Taylor has already handed out 14 yellow cards and awarded one penalty in English football’s top flight, whilst he has also taken change of a Europa League qualifier between RB Salzburg and FC Viitorul.

Saturday will be the first time that the Cheshire-born referee has taken charge of Eddie Howe’s side since a 0-0 draw with Watford in February 2016, whilst he last officiated Arsenal as they defeated Chelsea in the 2017 FA Cup final.

This weekend, Taylor will be assisted at the Emirates by Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn, with Darren England the fourth official.

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