Unai Emery’s Arsenal extended their impressive unbeaten run to 17 games and moved within a point of the top four after beating Bournemouth 2-1 today at Dean Court.
The Gunners took the lead after 30 minutes when Bournemouth’s Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma scored into his own net with a worldie of an own goal.
However, Cherries striker Josh King’s superb left-footed finish on the stroke of half-time sent the sides in level at the break.
After looking a little off the pace at times during the opening period, Arsenal began to dominate in the second half and their pressure finally told when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished off an excellent team move from close range in the 67th minute.
Speaking after the game Gunners coach Emery was pleased his side secured another victory, especially after he reverted to three at the back.
“We are happy. We knew it would be difficult and that we needed to win today to be near the top four. Bournemouth were four points behind us and could have been near our position with a win,” Emery told BBC’s MOTD.
“In 90 minutes we deserved to win. We have won with another system.
“Bournemouth pushed a lot but I’m very happy with every player and how they worked. It’s good for next week. We are going to play another match against a top team like Tottenham.”