Bournemouth bounce back to stun Arsenal on south coast


You ready? Here it goes: Alexis Sanchez is nowhere near Arsenal's squad this lunchtime.

After a quiet start, the second half burst into life when Arsenal took the lead after 52 minutes, Hector Bellerin on target after Iwobi had put him through one-on-one with Begovic, who got a hand to the strike but could not stop it.

"He's being vague at the moment". The top line, really, is that Sanchez appears to be off sooner rather than later, whether to Manchester United or Manchester City. The dream of an easier life in Manchester may prove too much of a distraction even if he does play.

Jamie Redknapp has claimed Arsene Wenger's current team is the worst Arsenal side he has ever seen.

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Sterling received similar harsh treatment from Reds fans as he endured another hard match at his old ground last season . City manager Guardiola said: "Normally when this kind of reaction happens it is because he was loved by the fans".

In search of a late equaliser, Arsenal brought on Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey but they were unable to rescue another desperately disappointing afternoon. In the 35th minute, Danny Welbeck's shot was saved by keeper Asmir Begovic but if the Arsenal striker had gone to ground under the challenge of Simon Francis, he may well have won a penalty.

Arsenal broke the deadlock seven minutes after the restart. Bellerin ran onto an excellently weighted pass from Alex Iwobi to steer the ball into the Bournemouth net.

Four minutes later, the home side was on the verge of history after Wilson was again able to cushion the ball in the path of the onrushing Jordan Ibe who's powerful effort beat the helpless Petr Cech with 15 minutes remaining on the clock.

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.