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EPL HIGHLIGHT: BOURNEMOUTH 2-1 ARSENAL

The absence of Alexis Sanchez was keenly felt by Arsenal as they lost away to Bournemouth in the Premier League.
Arsenal experienced an uncomfortable taste of life without Alexis Sanchez on Sunday, as they gave up the lead to lose 2-1 away to struggling Bournemouth.
The visitors were missing two key players on the south coast, where a knee injury kept Mesut Ozil out of the team and Sanchez was omitted as he continues to be linked with a move to Manchester City or Manchester United.
The absence of the Gunners’ chief creator and most potent attacking threat told as they struggled to break down the home team prior to Hector Bellerin’s 52nd-minute opener.
Two goals inside four minutes from Callum Wilson and Jordon Ibe turned the game after Hector Bellerin had fired the visitors ahead.
Arsene Wenger’s team have not won since the turn of the year and are five games without victory in all competitions.
Callum Wilson’s equaliser with 20 minutes to go was quickly followed by Jordon Ibe’s first Premier League goal for Bournemouth and proved enough to register a famous victory for Eddie Howe’s team, who are now unbeaten in their last five matches across all competitions.
MATCH FACTS AND STATS
Bournemouth (3-4-2-1): Begovic 6; Francis 6, S. Cook 6.5, Ake 7; A.Smith 6.5, Gosling 6.5, L. Cook 7, Daniels 5 (Mousset 63); Ibe 6.5 (Pugh 86), Fraser 7; Wilson 8 (Afobe 90).
Subs not used: Boruc, Surman, Arter, Simpson.
Booked: Gosling, Francis
Goals: Wilson 70, Ibe 74
Manager: Eddie Howe 7
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech 5.5; Chambers 6 (Ramsey 73, 6), Mustafi 6, Holding 6; Bellerin 6.5, Wilshere 7.5, Xhaka 6, Maitland-Niles 6.5; Iwobi 5.5 (Walcott 76, 5), Welbeck 5.5; Lacazette 5.
Subs not used: Ospina, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Elneny, Nketiah.
Booked: Xhaka, Wilshere
Goal: Bellerin 52
Manager: Arsene Wenger 5
Referee: Kevin Friend 6.

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