Jamie Redknapp: Arsenal team that lost to Bournemouth the worst I've seen


Arsene Wenger's Gunners arrived on the south coast without Alexis Sanchez in the squad to fuel speculation that he will be on his way to pastures new in this transfer window.

Jose Mourinho labelled him a "phenomenal player" at his press conference later that day but both the United boss and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola were tight-lipped about a potential move for the forward. If he goes, we have to respond.

Callum Wilson equalized in the 70th minute for Bournemouth before setting up Jordon Ibe for the victor in the 74th minute, intensifying Arsenal's problems in what could be developing into another crisis under Arsene Wenger. Don't read too much into it because not even I know how it will go. When I chose to put fresh energy on with Willian and Pedro, the game changed. I saw a lot of players very exhausted. "We will enjoy tonight, that was a famous win for the club".

Wenger lamented two costly mistakes that extended the Gunners' winless run to five games in all competitions.

Two minutes later Alex Iwobi's effort from just outside the area forced Asmir Begovic to dive to his left and parry the ball behind for a corner.

"We haven't created enough with the possession we had".

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'It was special to me, ' he said. We made it most hard and after that we were 1-0 up. It is very frustrating.

"Overall we have to look at it in a very objective and harsh way we made mistakes we should not have made". Bournemouth and Arsenal need points for vastly different reasons at either ends of the table in a game which has proven to be thrilling in the past. It was the same failings, a lack of desire to get back into the game.

"It's a great sign for us, it has built confidence".

The away team capitalised on that good fortune by taking the lead early in the second half, when Iwobi's well-weighted throughball released Bellerin in behind the Bournemouth defence down the right.

"There's always a chance you can come back into a game but to come back and win, and against one of the top teams, that's another boost for us".