Bournemouth add to Arsenal woes with a surprise win

Olivier Giroud

Hector Bellerin gave Arsenal the lead in the second half, before a four minute double from the Cherries gave them the win.

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi made his 13th English Premier League appearance for Arsenal this season as they lost 2-1 to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.

"He's being vague at the moment. The situation is not completely decided one way or the other, so I left him at home", the manager said.

Sanchez, who is in the final year of his contract, has been a long-term target for Manchester City and was expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in a £60 million ($82 million, 67 million euros) transfer on the final day of the last transfer window had Arsenal completed a deal for Monaco's Thomas Lemar. The dream of an easier life in Manchester may prove too much of a distraction even if he does play.

The home side mustered the first attempt when Adam Smith fired wide early on, but after eight minutes Arsenal were within a whisker of breaking through. Referee Kevin Friend had a brilliant view but turned down strong appeals from those in red and black.

African ambassadors demand apology from Trump
Earlier, the 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks, while Botswana and Senegal hauled in the U.S. ambassador to complain. Ghana is widely seen as a stable, peaceful country in an often turbulent region, and has close ties to the United States .

Arsenal broke the deadlock seven minutes after the restart.

Ryan Fraser and Ibe struggled to get into the game in the first half, with lone striker Wilson consequently left isolated up against the visitors' back three.

Bournemouth were perhaps quite unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty before the break as Iwobi looked to have moved his arm towards the ball from a corner.

Four minutes later, the home side was on the verge of history after Wilson was again able to cushion the ball in the path of the onrushing Jordan Ibe who's powerful effort beat the helpless Petr Cech with 15 minutes remaining on the clock.

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