On that occasion, the Gunners could only leave the south coast with a point, though so much has changed since.
On a roll already this season, Arsenal are offered a favourable chance of starting the season with three wins on the bounce, a far cry from their early form of the last campaign.
While Scott Parker’s Bournemouth have impressed at the Vitality Stadium in the opening weeks, this is a game Arsenal are expected to win.
Indeed, anything other than three points would have to be seen as a crushing disappointment.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Where to watch Bournemouth vs Arsenal
TV channel: The Premier League game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports ULTRA HDR.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go App.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.