After disappointing performances away to Stoke and at Liverpool, Danny Welbeck found his shooting boots netting a brace against Eddie Howe’s side. Club record signing Alexandre Lacazette was also on target to keep up his goalscoring run at The Emirates.
Nothing less than a win would do against Bournemotuh and the result has instilled some confidence back into the Arsenal side after two discouraging results and a disappointing transfer window. However, the Gunners’ real test will come in this weekend’s meeting with Chelsea.
Take a look at FIVE things we learned from the 3-0 victory over the Cherries…
WELBECK MAKING PROGRESS
Danny Welbeck has been heavily criticised in the past for his inability to find the back of the net. The England striker was profligate against Stoke and ineffective at Liverpool, but fired Arsenal to victory on Saturday.
The forward could finally be finding his feet in front of goal.
RAMSEY ON FORM
Questions were raised prior to the game as to whether Ramsey should start, but the 26 year-old Welshman returned to his best form against the Cherries.
Ramsey controlled the middle of the park, showed intelligence on and off the ball and even registered an assist to his name.
SANCHEZ MIND FRAME
Alexis Sanchez was dropped to the bench following reports the 28 year-old was desperate to leave the club on deadline day.
Further rumours suggest the Chilean has lost his passion to play for the club, but Arsene Wenger has rubbished any claims.
Arsenal fans were incensed following the Liverpool defeat that new left-back Sead Kolasinac was left out of the side.
It seemed the Frenchman was determined to play as many players out of position as possible.However, Wenger’s change of heart has proved pivotal as Kolasinac impressed back in his natural position on Saturday.
REAL TEST CHELSEA
As aforementioned, it will be easier to determine Arsenal’s league credentials at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Beating lesser sides like Bournemouth at home is expected, but the real test comes away to a top six side – the last time Arsenal faced a rival we were thumped 4-0. Hopefully the team can respond.