Arsenal 3 – 1 Bournemouth as Walcott second half goal restore Arsenal lead with Callum Wilson who scored Bournemouth’s first ever goal against Arsenal as Callum Wilson equalises after Alexis Sanchez’s opener goal.
Arsenal hostde AFC Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon in the premier league game hoping to end their winless streak of last three competitive games. They started stronger when they scored inside first 15 minutes thanks to error at the back by AFC Bournemouth and Sanchez applied the finishing touches. However Bournemouth were back in it in 23rd minute where Callum Wilson scored to make it 1-1. Walcott scored just after the break to put Arsenal back in front.
Theo Walcott heads in for Arsenal against Bournemouth. Arsenal ended a run of three successive draws as Alexis Sanchez scored twice and Theo Walcott once to secure victory over Bournemouth. The pressure was on the Gunners after rivals Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City won on Saturday, and they were gifted the lead when Steve Cook’s poor backpass allowed Sanchez to calmly sidefoot past keeper Adam Federici.
But Callum Wilson equalised with a penalty after referee Mike Jones judged the striker was fouled by Nacho Monreal and, against a rattled home side, Bournemouth missed two good chances when an unmarked Adam Smith headed over before Brad Smith had an angled shot saved. Arsenal almost restored their lead when a Sanchez strike came off the crossbar but Walcott did score when he headed in a Monreal cross. Monreal escaped conceding another penalty when a Simon Francis pass struck him on the arm in the area before keeper Petr Cech made a crucial save from Benik Afobe.
Sanchez made sure of the win when he slotted in an Olivier Giroud cross, moving the Gunners three points behind top-flight leaders Chelsea and two shy of Liverpool and City.
Arsenal 3 – 1 Bournemouth Premier League Match Highlights
- 12′ 1 – 0 Alexis Sanchez took advantage of terrible mistake at the back by Bournemouth and put Arsenal 1-0 in lead.
- 23′ 1 – 1 [Penalty] Callum Wilson brought Bournemouth back into it in 23rd minute as Arsenal started to feel pressure.
53′ 2 – 1 Theo Walcott scored just after the break to put Arsenal back in lead.
90’+1 3 – 1 Sánchez made sure of the win when he slotted in an Olivier Giroud cross.
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