Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth: Three standout players as Gunners keep title race on

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  • Arsenal defeats Bournemouth to grab all three points at home
  • Mikel Arteta’s win keeps pressure on Pep Guardiola Manchester City in the title race
  • Bournemouth fans were angry with some refereeing decisions
Arsenal 3-0 Bournemouth: Three standout players as Gunners keep title race on​
Bukayo Saka celebrating his goal.

The Gunners are not slowing down as they grabbed all three points in the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Arsenal’s dominant display against Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium has set the stage for a tense afternoon, as Arteta’s side now rely on City slipping up in their later fixture against Wolves which will further boost their title hopes.

In the 45th minute, Bukayo Saka opened the scoring from the penalty spot with a deserved penalty awarded to the Gunners; Arsenal headed into the first-half break with a win.

In the second half Leandro Trossard and Declan Rice secured a crucial three points with late goals, Despite an Antoine Semenyo goal being disallowed in the final moments, Bournemouth finds themselves in 10th place on the table.

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Three standout players in the Arsenal vs Bournemouth game

1. Declan Rice

Rice was crucial in the game against Bournemouth, creating a chance for Leandro Trossard in the 70th minute and scoring a goal to seal the win.

2. Bukayo Saka

The English youngster was all over the field putting pressure on the opposition, Saka won a penalty and slotted the ball past Travers with good composure.

Kai Havertz and Saka

3. Kai Havertz

Although Havertz did not score a goal, his presence and link-up in the box caused lots of issues with the Cherries. This pressure created a penalty before the break.

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Bournemouth fans aggrieved with refereeing decisions

Some referee decisions appeared to favor the home team. Despite the Cherries’ belief they had narrowed the deficit after Trossard’s goal, referee David Coote disallowed Antoine Semenyo’s follow-up due to a foul on Raya during the buildup. This decision left Andoni Iraola visibly frustrated on the sidelines, as he argued that Philip Billing had been fouled in the penalty area.

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