AFC BOURNEMOUTH boss Andoni Iraola hopes to have Lloyd Kelly available next weekend after the defender missed Cherries’ 3-0 defeat to Arsenal through illness.

Cherries were left on the wrong side of two controversial decisions as Arsenal eventually turned their dominance into a 3-0 win to maintain their title charge.

Kelly was notably absent, with winger Dango Ouattara once again slotting in as a makeshift left-back.

After the game Iraola confirmed that Kelly had been struck down by a bug, with the Cherries head coach implying it was the same illness that has being doing the rounds throughout the team.

Iraola told the Daily Echo: “Lloyd was ill.

“We've been the last two, three weeks, almost everyone has gone through two or three days ill.

“Something is going on there, I don't know, but I hope like the same way as Zaba (Illia Zabarnyi) and Phillip (Billing) this past week, I hope he recovers and he can play.”

Fellow defender Senesi came off late on, with striker Enes Unal replacing the Argentine.

Asked if it was tactical or down to Senesi’s issue with his back, Iraola replied: “After the Wolves game away, Marcos has made a big effort against Brighton at home and today to play because I think we needed him and I'm really thankful because for sure he wasn't 100 per cent.

“But I appreciate the effort he has made to play.”