Bournemouth 0 – 2 Arsenal: Gunners gets vital but uninspiring win

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BPL Season 2015/2016: Bournemouth 0 – 2 Arsenal

Match review and rants by a Malaysian Gooner

Surprisingly, after a four-game winless streak including the no-win November, we are still in it for the title with Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City above us. When we dropped to our favourite spot of 4th, I thought, here we are again but Leicester hasn’t disappointed and kept the title alive by beating Manchester City at their turf. Which means that if we beat Leicester City next week, both us and our North London rival would only be 2 points behind them. Interesting.

Our win at Bournemouth certainly wasn’t an inspiring win and definitely did not send Leicester any true statement. If anything, it’d only fire them up to avenge their 2-5 loss against us. Bourne has the second worst home record in the league this season and yet we were only able to score two goals against them. Sure, it’s unfair to put it this way. But if you watched the match, you’d easily sense the lack of confidence, passion and even hunger among the team.

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We scored two back-to-back goals, both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez played decently, and that’s about it offensively. Fantastic composed headed cutback by Olivier Giroud to the unmarked Ozil at the centre of the box, and the second goal finish by Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was good as well. Apparently his first goal in five years?

We were still very shaky defensively against this team that’s battling to stay out of the relegation zone and we were fucking up our own chances. Petr Cech had to pull a double save as well towards the end of the game. It’s funny how we can be seeking for confidence and yet lack focus at the same time. Aaron Ramsey was complete shit again — giving away possession, overly desperate to go for the glory, fucking up counter attacks — and this was throughout the match. And therefore I named him: The Ruiner of Chances. Although, to be fair, he was involved in both goals and the second one was an assist from him.

Nonetheless, it was good to see one of our key midfielders, Francis Coquelin, gradually coming back. For those who were wondering why le boss Arsene Wenger didn’t start him, it’s because he wasn’t fully fit yet. But I hope he would be for next week’s important game against Leicester. It’s not only important to us, but to all the other title-chasers as well. Cause’ if Leicester defeats us too, at Emirates Stadium, it’d be quite clear that these fellas are legit potential title catchers.

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