Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 17 games and moved to within a point of the top four after beating Bournemouth 2-1 at Dean Court earlier today.
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 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 Aubameyang finished of an excellent team move from close range in the 67th minute.
Speaking after the game the Gabonese striker admitted his side had to up their intensity levels to seal the win.
“Of course we knew that it would be a tough game and it was, but it’s good to win and go back home with the points.’’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports.
“I think the goal before half-time was bad for us. At half-time we spoke and knew that we had to come back with intensity and do better.
“We are following the process, that’s what it is and we are continuing this way.”