Bournemouth vs Arsenal match: Arteta’s First Game in-charge Ends 1-1 Draw

Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth in Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge.

There were some encouraging signs for Arsenal, who dominated possession for long spells of the game, but were unable to grab a win for the new head coach, as both sides shared point.

Dan Gosling put Bournemouth in front in the 35th minute but the Gunners fought back after the break as Aubameyang’s scored his 12th Premier League goal of the season in the 63th ensuring that Arteta avoided defeat in his first match as the head coach.

The Gunners stay 11th on the log, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, while Bournemouth dropped to 15th despite the point.


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Arteta’s half-time team talk proved even more difficult when Joshua King was unable to squeeze the ball past Leno at his near post.

It was a well-deserved equaliser for the visitors, who dominated possession for long periods at the Vitality Stadium and they would have completed the turnaround with a quick second had Lacazette been able to finish when played through on goal by David Luiz.