A game at home against a rather weak side in the form of Bournemouth, Sunday afternoon’s match was a real must-win for the home side in order for the Gunners to stay in the thick of the race for the top spot of the Premier League.
After a less-than-ideal start to the match, Arsenal’s star man Alexis Sanchez scored 12 minutes into the match, but Callum Wilson equalized 11 minutes later after Nacho Monreal conceded a penalty.
After the break, everything changed in favour of Arsenal. They dominated the last ten minutes of the first half, but nothing materialized but eight minutes after halftime, Theo Walcott got on the end of a Monreal cross and headed in and celebrated by honouring his newborn child.
Early in stoppage time, Arsenal dispossessed the Cherries, got the ball to Mesut Özil who ran towards the centre of the field while charging toward goal, and then he passed it through to Olivier Giroud, who put it across goal for an Alexis Sanchez tap-in. Thus, the match ended 3-1 to the Arsenal.
Here are the three best players from Sunday’s crucial win.