Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

More misery for Arsene Wenger as Bournemouth fight back to beat Arsenal

More misery for Arsene Wenger as Bournemouth fight back to beat Arsenal

Wenger admitted on Friday that Sanchez would not be signing a new deal, paving the way for him to leave the club in the current transfer window, adding that a bidding war could help Arsenal.

With star forward Alexis Sanchez left at home, Arsenal squandered a lead by conceding two goals in five minutes to lose 1-2 at Bournemouth in the Premier League yesterday.

Although the Gunners looked nervous they still looked the most unsafe in the first half, and when Bellerin gave us the lead just after the break it looked like we were finally going to win a game at last.

INCIDENTS: Premier League fixture between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium. Look at their frontline, there's no feeling from us it's a weaker frontline.

Glorious stuff, unless you're an Arsenal fan, in which case it's another symptom of just how quickly they threw three points away. We looked a bit lacklustre in the final third, not sharp enough to create chances and that's why as well when you are 1-0 up normally you should create more to be unsafe and we paid for that.

"The two goals were of high quality so I am really pleased that gave us the boost towards the end of the game".

How significant is Arsenal's defeat to Bournemouth?

Wenger, though, pointed to a shortage of available players when attempting to explain the poor performance.

"I think we've built confidence from doing that the last few weeks". We had to win the game.

It was a selection that displayed the alarming lack of quality available to Arsene Wenger - who was also missing Mesut Ozil through injury - meaning the Gunners' boss was forced to field an XI which from the outset looked as though it would struggle for goals - and indeed that was the case. "It's a massive lift, we need points against whoever are playing".

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