Upon his return from global duty with Chile, Alexis posted an image of him celebrating with Arsenal fans alongside the caption “Back Home FOCUS”. The England worldwide has scored three goals so far this season, one more than he managed in 16 appearances last season. With some of the games that we’ve played at the start of the season it’s not gone too well, but I’m pleased to be on the scoresheet and long may it continue.
The Bournemouth goalkeeper was in for a busy afternoon and he had to push away a Mesut Ozil free-kick as the game was being played nearly exclusively in the visitors’ half.
Writing in his autobiography, “Red Glory: Manchester United and Me”, Edwards said Wenger had shown enough interest in the role to meet him and chief executive Peter Kenyon.
Bournemouth offered very little in the way of their own attacking threat as Wenger relieved some of the early-season tension that had been building around the under-fire Frenchman. One day maybe I will get all the contacts I had during my stay at Arsenal and it would make a few chapters. Yes, of course Man United is attractive, but am I happy here?
He has not appeared since Arsenal’s 6-0 victory against Ludogorets in the Champions League.
The late victor that they conceded against Pep Guardiola’s men did hand them a crushing blow, but the spirited performance was a reflection of how good the side can be when on song.
In 11 games at the Emirates, Jermaine Defoe has still never scored.
Howe rejected the suggestion Bournemouth would benefit from tackling Arsenal when they were on a low.
Wenger added: “Confidence is so important in sport and the best way to get it is to perform like we did today”.
Callum Chambers will face a late fitness test to determine whether he will play or not.
Welbeck went from scorer to provider as he set up Alexander Lacazette who gave Begovic no chance with a great strike from outside the box to put the Gunners 2 – 0 ahead.