The 4 Talking Points From Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal

Arsene Wenger's Arsenal

The Cherries have never won a game against Arsenal (D1 L5), and have let in at least two goals in every match played against Arsene Wenger's side.

Goals by Callum Wilson and Jordan Ibe earned Bournemouth their first ever win over Arsenal and a valuable three points after the Cherries fought back to win 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Callum Wilson equalized in the 70th minute for Bournemouth before setting up Jordon Ibe for the victor in the 74th minute, intensifying Arsenal's problems in what could be developing into another crisis under Arsene Wenger.

Seven minutes into the second half, Arsenal took the lead as Hector Bellerin found the back of the net with a close range finish although Begovic could have done better.

First Petr Cech was unable to cut out Fraser's teasing cross with Wilson converting before Ibe smashed home after Wilson did brilliantly to tee him up.

Mesut Ozil was also missing because of injury and Arsenal's lineup looked a shadow of the past teams under Wenger. Get the app to get the game.


The Gunners got off to a positive and hit the upright in the opening 10 minutes through Ainsley Maitland-Niles' powerful strike.

Alexandre Lacazette, a player who has been low on confidence of late started up top - and with Sanchez departing the Frenchman now has an even bigger onus on him to become Arsenal's main goal scorer, something he couldn't manage on the day.

Bournemouth were perhaps quite unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty before the break as Iwobi looked to have moved his arm towards the ball from a corner.

For Arsenal, their season is falling away without a trace.

The victory lifted Bournemouth up into 13th place, while Arsenal remain five points adrift of Tottenham Hotspur in sixth.

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