Arsenal moves to third in the premier league table after securing a win against Bournemouth all thanks to David Luiz as his ninth minute header and his first arsenal goal as a gunner turned out to be all that separated the two sides.
The gunners had chances of extending their lead with the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang going so close to scoring. Moreover, they nearly failed to hold onto the three points with Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, Jack Stacey and Josh King giving the gunners hard time at the Emirates.
However, Arsenal claimed a hard earned three points and go into the international break with only Manchester City and Liverpool above them. Thing looked abit damp for the Arsenal after their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford on Monday night but their thrashing of Standard Liege in their Europa League fixture on Thursday lifted the gunners’ spirit slightly and they started this game very confidently.
Bournemouth was much more potent in attack in the second half and were nearly level when Wilson rounded Bernd Leno from a tight angle but his ball across was cleared away. Jack Stacey’s cross-cum-shot forced Leno into making a smart save, while Matteo Guendouzi made a vital block to deny King a certain goal on 89 minutes.
Aubameyang almost scored when he hit the cross bar on the stretch from approximately six yards out in stoppage time, although the striker was deemed offside when the low cross came in.
But none of that mattered for the gunners in the end for they held onto the win.
By Linda Amiani