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      Arsenal move back into first with win against Cherries

      2024/05/04 14:37

      Arsenal moved to the top of the Premier League once again after a comfortable victory at home to Bournemouth.

      If there was any suspicion that Andoni Iraola's Bournemouth were going to become a potential banana skin for the Gunners then those doubts were soon proven wrong with Arsenal dominating the first 45 minutes at the Emirates Stadium.

      Indeed, Arsenal had nine attempts inside the opening 20 minutes but had to wait until before half-time before they opened the scoring from the penalty spot.

      Kai Havertz made sure to leave his leg dangling as he went around goalkeeper Mark Travers with VAR taking a long look at the incident but did not interfere with referee David Coote's decision.

      Bukayo Saka's penalty was coolheaded as he left Travers wrong-footed and passed the ball into the net.

      The Cherries did improve in the second half but as they grew into the game Arsenal struck for a second time. Leo Trossard finished off Declan Rice's fine pass with 75 minutes gone in the game.

      The visitors did think they had scored themselves when an effort cannoned back off the crossbar and was converted on the rebound but the goal was disallowed for an apparent foul by Dominic Solanke on David Raya.

      It looked like a soft decision and a classic case of goalkeepers getting given extra protection.

      Arsenal themselves had a goal disallowed when Gabriel fired in a superb effort with his left peg only for the offside flag to go off.

      Eventually, the home side got a third goal that they deserved with a quick counterattack late into the game that Rice finished off.

      That result puts Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Manchester City's game against Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening.



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      2024-05-04 15h36m by edavidson
      As an Arsenal fan, I have to say that I am disappointed with the tone of this article. It's not fair to dismiss Bournemouth as just a potential banana skin for Arsenal. They are a strong team and deserve more respect. And while I am happy with the win, it's important to acknowledge that it wasn't a comfortable victory as the article claims. Bournemouth put up a fight and we had to work hard for the three points. Let's give credit where credit is
      2024-05-04 15h18m by ocollinsworth
      As an Arsenal fan, I am absolutely thrilled with this comfortable victory against Bournemouth. We dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead through a coolly taken penalty by Saka. The second half saw a slight improvement from Bournemouth, but we still managed to score again and secure the win. Let's hope we can maintain this form and stay at the top of the Premier League!
      2024-05-04 14h56m by banderson1976
      As an Arsenal fan, I am absolutely thrilled with another win and reclaiming the top spot in the Premier League! The first half was an absolute display of dominance from our boys and I couldn't be prouder. And kudos to Havertz for his clever penalty, VAR can try but we still got our well-deserved goal. Saka's penalty was just the cherry on top, cool and composed as always. Let's keep this momentum going, Gunners!
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