EPL: Bournemouth come from behind to beat lacklustre Arsenal 2-1

  • EPL: Bournemouth come from behind to beat lacklustre Arsenal 2-1

EPL: Bournemouth come from behind to beat lacklustre Arsenal 2-1

The Londoners fell 1-2 to Bournemouth, continuing a run of bad results and now find themselves stuck on the sixth position, six points adrift from Liverpool, who lie 4th, with a match to play with the leaders, Manchester City later today.

The Arsenal boss told the BBC: "We were 1-0 up and suddenly we lost two goals and we don't know where they came from".

The Gunners took the lead through Hector Bellerin in the 52nd minute of the Premier League encounter, but then saw Callum Wilson peg them back 20 minutes from time.

INCIDENTS: Premier League fixture between Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium.

If this is Arsenal without Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, their fans ought to be very anxious about the future indeed. 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 risky and we paid for that.

And for the first, many fans will have been scratching their heads wondering what Petr Cech was doing coming so far off his line to try and take the ball.

How significant is Arsenal's defeat to Bournemouth? Overall we have to look at it in a very objective and harsh way we made mistakes we should not have made. Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud are still sidelined, while Aaron Ramsey and Sead Kolasinac were on the bench after returning from injuries. "We worked incredibly hard, we had a game plan to make it uncomfortable for them and try to get after them. That is why I made a decision to focus on the game". Knocked out in the FA Cup third round, out of the top four in the league, and their best player in Sanchez leaving - Wenger has a massive job on his hand if he is to somehow rescue something from this season.

Mattias is ESPN FC's Arsenal correspondent.