• 2nd Half
  • Bournemouth
  • Arsenal
  • Giroud
    90'
  • WilsonSmith
    90'
  • Boruc
    86'
  • Francis
    82'
  • Mustafi
    80'
  • Pérez
    75'
  • Sánchez
    70'
  • FraserSmith
    68'
  • KoscielnyGabriel Paulista
    64'
  • IwobiPérez
    63'
  • KingSurman
    63'
  • Fraser
    58'
  • 1st Half
  • Bournemouth
  • Arsenal
  • Ramsey
    45'
  • Cook
    44'
  • Bellerín
    32'
  • CoquelinOxlade-Chamberlain
    28'
  • Wilson (P)
    20'
  • Daniels
    16'
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Bournemouth - Arsenal
Premier League - 3 January 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+6'

FT: 3-3. It's all over! What a crazy game. Both teams will be pretty fed up with that result but full credit to Arsenal for how they fought back from 3-0 down.

90+5' 

A cynical bodycheck by Xhaka relieves the pressure on Bournemouth.

90+4' 

Bournemouth go on the attack and Smith finds Arter who goes for goal from a tight angle but Cech beats it away.

  • Olivier Giroud
    GoalOlivier GiroudArsenalGOAL! They've done it! Giroud rises highest to divert Xhaka's cross into the far corner with a glancing header! Now can they win it?
    TodayGoals1Assists2On target2Blocked Shots1
90+2'

GOAL! They've done it! Giroud rises highest to divert Xhaka's cross into the far corner with a glancing header! Now can they win it?

90+1'

Six minutes of stoppage time!

89' 

Perez's low cross for Giroud at the near post is put behind by Ake.

87' 

Monreal's cross is blocked by Smith and Arsenal claim handball but to no avail.

  • Artur Boruc
    Yellow cardArtur BorucBournemouthBoruc, ever the showman, is booked for time-wasting.
    TodaySaves by Goalkeeper1Yellow Cards1Free Kicks4
86'

Boruc, ever the showman, is booked for time-wasting.

86' 

Ramsey, teed up by Sanchez, slices a volley wide from ten yards.

85'  

Bournemouth fail to clear a corner a Sanchez dinks a delightful cross to the back post where Giroud is waiting but Smith takes the ball away from him with a vital touch.

  • Simon Francis
    Red cardSimon FrancisBournemouthRED CARD! Out of nowhere Francis comes in with a full-blooded tackle on Ramsey and goes over the top of the ball. The referee whips out a red card straight away and handbags ensue.
    TodayFouls3Red Cards1
83'

RED CARD! Out of nowhere Francis comes in with a full-blooded tackle on Ramsey and goes over the top of the ball. The referee whips out a red card straight away and handbags ensue.

82' 

What a chance! Stanislas slips in Gosling, unmarked, 12 yards out but after taking his time he curls wide. That was the chance.

81' 

Gosling, much to everyone's surprise, keeps what looked like an aimless ball in play in Arsenal's box but doesn't know what to do with and is promptly dispossessed.

  • Shkodran Mustafi
    Yellow cardShkodran MustafiArsenalMustafi's miserable return continues as he's booked, probably for a culmination of fouls.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3
80' 

Mustafi's miserable return continues as he's booked, probably for a culmination of fouls.

77' 

Sanchez tries to feed Monreal down the left but the left-back isn't quite quick enough to get there. The home fans have gone silent.

  • Lucas Pérez
    GoalLucas PérezArsenalGOAL! 3-2! Is the comeback on? Xhaka's ball into the box is looped up by Giroud and Perez smashes the a left-foot volley past Boruc from a tight angle!
    TodayGoals1On target1
75'

GOAL! 3-2! Is the comeback on? Xhaka's ball into the box is looped up by Giroud and Perez smashes the a left-foot volley past Boruc from a tight angle!

73' 

With team-mates bursting through ahead of him, Giroud opts to shoot from 25 yards and Boruc saves comfortably. Bournemouth suddenly look shaky though.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    GoalAlexis SánchezArsenalGOAL! Arsenal have a lifeline. Giroud flicks on Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross and Sanchez scores at the back post with a diving header.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Fouls against1
70'

GOAL! Arsenal have a lifeline. Giroud flicks on Oxlade-Chamberlain's cross and Sanchez scores at the back post with a diving header.

69' 

Giroud attempts an overhead kick from a Sanchez cross, completely missing the ball.

67' 

That challenge has hurt Fraser, who is being withdrawn for Adam Smith.

66' 

Fraser's in again but Oxlade-Chamberlain gets back to make a brilliant sliding tackle at full stretch.

64' 

Fraser is suddenly popping up everywhere and gets on the end of Stanislas pass on the edge of the box but shoots over under pressure from Gabriel.

  • Gabriel Paulista
    OffLaurent KoscielnyArsenalAnd finally Gabriel is also coming on for Koscielny.
    TodayFouls against1Free Kicks3
  • Gabriel Paulista
    OnGabriel PaulistaArsenal
64' 

And finally Gabriel is also coming on for Koscielny.

  • Lucas Pérez
    OffAlex IwobiArsenalMeanwhile Arsenal bring on Perez for the ineffectual Iwobi.
    TodayFouls against1Wide1Offsides1
  • Lucas Pérez
    OnLucas PérezArsenal
63' 

Meanwhile Arsenal bring on Perez for the ineffectual Iwobi.

  • Andrew Surman
    OffJoshua KingBournemouthThe excellent King is replaced by Surman.
    TodayWide1
  • Andrew Surman
    OnAndrew SurmanBournemouth
63' 

The excellent King is replaced by Surman.

61' 

Stanislas forces Cech into a smart save from a free-kick which the lacklustre Mustafi had given away.

60' 

Arsenal work the ball to Sanchez on the left, who cuts in and shoots but his effort is deflected narrowly wide.

  • Ryan Fraser
    GoalRyan FraserBournemouthGOAL! This time it stands and Bournemouth have three! Bellerin gets his pocket picked by Fraser down the left who then runs through on goal and nutmegs Cech to score!
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against3Free Kicks1
58'

GOAL! This time it stands and Bournemouth have three! Bellerin gets his pocket picked by Fraser down the left who then runs through on goal and nutmegs Cech to score!

56' 

No goal! King's cross is punched clear by Cech but only as far as Arter who blasts home, via Wilson's arm, and the referee correctly disallows the goal. Had Wilson managed to get out of the way though, that was probably curling back in.

53' 

King catches Giroud with his studs - unintentionally - as the Arsenal man makes a slide tackle and he's hurt.

52' 

Ramsey squares up Cook in box but just gets the ball caught under his feet, allowing Cook to stab clear.

50' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain gets the better of his man down the right again and crosses for Giroud who's unable to get any meaningful contact on the ball.

47' 

Monreal and Sanchez combine to allow the former to cross but they're thwarted by the linesman's flag.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

We're back underway. No changes at half-time.

 

The last time Arsenal were trailing at half-time in a Premier League match was in February last year, when they lost 3-2 to Manchester United.

 

New waters indeed.

  • End of 1st Half
45+3'

HT: 2-0. Bournemouth go into the break deservedly in front. They've been at Arsenal's throats from the outset and, if anything, the scoreline flatters the visitors.

  • Aaron Ramsey
    Yellow cardAaron RamseyArsenalIwobi gives the ball away in his own half and Ramsey is forced to take one for the team, bringing down Wilson as he looked to run at the Arsenal defence.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls1Offsides1
45+3'

Iwobi gives the ball away in his own half and Ramsey is forced to take one for the team, bringing down Wilson as he looked to run at the Arsenal defence.

45+2' 

Stanislas sends a curling effort about a yard wide of Cech's left-hand post.

45+1' 

Ake strides through the Arsenal midfield with far too little hassle but resists the temptation to shoot, instead passing to Fraser, and the attack comes to nothing.

45' 

A loose pass from Mustafi goes straight to Daniels, who skips past the defender before crossing too close to Cech and the goalkeeper claims.

  • Steve Cook
    Yellow cardSteve CookBournemouthOne booking apiece as Cook is cautioned for a poor tackle in which he came through the back of Sanchez.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls against1
44'

One booking apiece as Cook is cautioned for a poor tackle in which he came through the back of Sanchez.

41' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain creates Arsenal's best chance of the game, getting in behind Bournemouth's defence to cut back for Iwobi on the penalty spot, however Iwobi mishits the shot and it bobbles wide.

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Arsenal's Granit Xhaka protests to referee Michael Oliver after conceding a penalty against Bournemouth

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka protests to referee Michael Oliver after conceding a penalty against Bournemouth
38' 

Sanchez crosses from the left wing but no Arsenal player is able to get a head on it and Boruc claims on the bounce.

36' 

Arter injured himself in taking that shot and has gone off the field to receive some treatment.

35' 

Daniels and Ake play a lovely one-two on the left and Daniels' cross is laid off by King for Arter to shoot but the Irishman slices wide.

34' 

Cook's long clearance ends up putting Wilson through on goal until Mustafi makes a brilliant last-ditch tackle.

  • Héctor Bellerín
    Yellow cardHéctor BellerínArsenalBellerin, who was caught out badly for the first goal, scythes down Fraser to pick up the game's first booking.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
31'

Bellerin, who was caught out badly for the first goal, scythes down Fraser to pick up the game's first booking.

29' 

Arsenal go on a lightning break of their own and Sanchez picks out Ramsey in the box who controls with his chest before swivelling to shoot but his effort is deflected wide.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffFrancis CoquelinArsenalOxlade-Chamberlain is on in Coquelin's place, dropping Ramsey back into a holding midfield position.
    TodayFouls against1Free Kicks1
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainArsenal
28' 

Oxlade-Chamberlain is on in Coquelin's place, dropping Ramsey back into a holding midfield position.

27' 

In typical Arsenal fashion, Coquelin is now down and will have to be replaced.

25' 

Arsenal look a little ratted but a pair of Bournemouth players foul Monreal just outside his own box, giving the visitors some restbite.

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Charlie Daniels opens the scoring for Bournemouth against Arsenal.

Charlie Daniels opens the scoring for Bournemouth against Arsenal
23' 

It must be said, referee Oliver played a great advantage to allow Bournemouth to carry on the attack from which they won that penalty.

22' 

Sanchez blasts over from the edge of the box before exchange angry words with Ramsey.

  • Callum Wilson
    Goal by penaltyCallum WilsonBournemouthGOAL! 2-0! Wilson steps up and goes straight down the middle which Cech had vacated.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1Offsides1
20'

GOAL! 2-0! Wilson steps up and goes straight down the middle which Cech had vacated.

19'

PENALTY! Bournemouth break with rapid speed and work the ball to Fraser who's bundled over just inside the box by Xhaka.

  • Charlie Daniels
    GoalCharlie DanielsBournemouthGOAL! 1-0 to Bournemouth! King picks out Daniels with a fantastic cross-field ball and he cuts inside Bellerin before slotting past Cech. Game on!
    TodayGoals1On target1
16'

GOAL! 1-0 to Bournemouth! King picks out Daniels with a fantastic cross-field ball and he cuts inside Bellerin before slotting past Cech. Game on!

12' 

Stanislas plays a ball into the penalty area for Wilson to onto but Cech comes off his line quickly to get a touch on the ball before taking out the Bournemouth man. The home fans want a penalty but the referee is right to disappoint them.

11' 

Francis is penalised for a foul throw mid-way inside Arsenal's half. Oh dear.

9' 

Bournemouth work a short corner to Stanislas who, from a central position 25 yards out, hits a fierce shot straight at Cech who catches the ball.

8' 

Bournemouth put together a nice move down the right but Stanislas chooses go pass to Francis rather than cross himself and the former's cross doesn't beat the first man.

6' 

King has the game's first shot but he drags his 25-yard effort wide of the far post.

4' 

Ramsey looks to be playing as the central attacking midfielder, with Iwobi on the right and Sanchez the left.

3' 

Bellerin puts in a firm cross which Ake stooops to head clear from inside his six yard box.

2' 

Arter looks to put in an early cross but gets his angles wrong and Cech collects comfortably.

  • 1st Half
1'

Bournemouth, with the permission of referee Michael Oliver, get the game underway.

19:42 

The two sets of players are out at the Vitality Stadium. Will Arsenal suffer a third successive away defeat? We're about to start finding out.

19:40 

Decent.

19:36 

Wenger meanwhile has said that Bournemouth's "high level of energy" will make them tough opponents, and that "that demands a complete focus defensively." Good job he's got his first-choice central defensive pairing playing then.

19:34 

"I think we have to get our off-the-ball patterns right. We have to make it difficult for them to play their normal game," Howe has just told the TV cameras.

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech ahead of the Premier League game at Bournemouth
19:29 

The home side have had an extra day’s rest before this game and the difference in scheduling hasn’t gone unnoticed by Wenger, who described the discrepancy as "absolutely unbelievable”. You would imagine Chelsea’s rest between fixtures has also irked "Every game is so difficult in this Premier League that we go now into a game in 48 hours' time with a big handicap."

19:25 

With kick-off 20 minutes away, here's a reminder of the two line-ups. AFC BOURNEMOUTH: Boruc, Francis, Cook, Ake, Daniels, Arter, Gosling, Stanislas, Fraser, King, Wilson. Subs: Federici, Mings, A. Smith, B. Smith, Surman, Ibe, Mousset. /// ARSENAL: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Sanchez, Giroud. Subs: Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Gabriel, Holding, Reine-Adelaide, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Perez.

19:14 

The two men who scored in Arsenal's win here last season - Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - aren't starting today however.

19:12 

One thing we can expect is goals. The Cherries have only once drawn a blank at home this season, while Arsenal have never scored fewer than two against tonight's opposition.

19:08 

If you want to admonish me for my views on Giroud's goal, or have any predictions or thoughts on the match, feel free to tweet me @TacoAli.

19:05 

Of course much of the talk pre-match has been about that Olivier Giroud goal. Arsene Wenger described it as "art" but the striker himself was rather modest about the whole thing and I'd be inclined to agree with him. Because it was so unusual it stands out, but I'd take a sweetly-struck bicycle kick, for example, over an instinctive flick.

19:00 

Eddie Howe will certainly be hoping so. "The aim for the New Year is to move the club forward into new waters," he said after beating lowly Swansea 3-0, and a marquee result against a club some have suggested he could one day manage would certainly fit that bill.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe saw his side close 2016 with a 3-0 victory at Swansea
18:56 

As previously mentioned, these two clubs have only met four times before and Arsenal have won on all of those occasions. The Cherries did show signs of improvement in the reverse fixture in November, scoring against Arsenal for the first time, so can today be the first time they take points off them?

18:50 

Mesut Ozil is still ill, apparently, so doesn't even make the bench.

18:49 

The visitors also make three changes with Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin and Shkodran Mustafi coming into the side that beat Crystal Palace 2-0 last time out.

18:47 

Here's the team Arsenal will be up against. Jack Wilshere is, of course, ineligible to play given he's on loan from the Gunners.

18:45 

Evening, everyone, and welcome along to live coverage of Arsenal’s trip to Bournemouth. This is only the fifth ever meeting between these two sides, one where a win for the visitors would take them back to third in the Premier League.