EPL: Wenger drops Alexis Sanchez as Arsenal lose to Bournemouth

Ruben Hill
January 15, 2018

52, Bellerin, 1-1, min. 70, Wilson.

Below are four talking points from the Vitality Stadium.

Arsene Wenger says that Arsenal's 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth is "very frustrating" and admits he does not know how he men conceded twice to lose at Dean Court.

While Hector Bellerin put the Gunners ahead shortly after the break, they looked toothless for most of the match and collapsed defensively as Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe completed a comeback win for the Cherries.

And Redknapp was scathing in his criticism of Arsenal after the game.

A detailed analysis of Callum Wilson's equaliser and Jordon Ibe's victor may not reflect well on the Arsenal defence, Wenger issuing a strident criticism of his side's efforts at the back.

"It was the same failings, a lack of desire to get back into the game".

Welbeck also came close to opening the scoring, as he was slipped in by Lacazette but Asmir Begovic came out well to deny the winger. Jordan Ibe scored the victor minutes later. Referee Kevin Friend had a brilliant view but turned down strong appeals from those in red and black.

Cech has now been involved in more errors that have led to goals than any other player in the Premier League.

Callum Wilson scored the first, taking advantage of poor keeping from Petr Cech who needlessly came off his line.

Bournemouth had their second of the day soon afterwards when a long ball forward picked out Wilson in the Arsenal box.

Four minutes later the hosts found themselves in front. I'm going with a 2-1 win.

Before Manchester City's game with Liverpool, the North London side are now 23 points off the league leaders and five points off a Champions League place; troublesome times for Arsenal.

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