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Injury news: Francis back in contention

Simon Francis runs against West Bromwich Albion.

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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe revealed that Simon Francis is back in contention for the Arsenal game following a hamstring strain.

Elsewhere, the manager doesn't expect any fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

"We're in pretty good shape," he said.

"I've not seen all the international boys yet but the ones I have seen have come back fine which is a plus.

"Simon Francis is in contention and we're really pleased with his rehab.

"Hamstring injuries are tough to predict and he passed all the tests we expect at this stage. He's a huge player for us, he's our captain and we're really pleased to have him back."

 

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