Alexis Sanchez had another one of those games where he ran, ran and then ran some more, while adding two goals to his name, as Arsenal got the better of Bournemouth in the Premier League. The Gunners managed to come through November without a single loss, with the win on Sunday giving them a great fillip after a few disappointing performances.
While Arsenal might have only managed draws against Tottenham, Manchester United and PSG, they were able to end their Premier League engagements in November, a month they have not performed too well in recent years, with a win.
Sanchez was the driving force behind the victory, in more ways than one, with the Chile international opening the scoring, before adding the third late in the contest. In between, Theo Walcott struck the winner, after Callum Wilson had equalised from the penalty spot, following a tangle with Nacho Monreal, which got him the spotkick.
Arsenal opened the scoring in just the 12th minute, when Sanchez's harrying led to Steve Cook making a mistake, with the defender leaving his pass to the goalkeeper Adam Federici woefully short, allowing the Arsenal forward to pounce and complete a simple finish.
Bournemouth got back into the game on 23 minutes, when Wilson struck home the penalty, sending Petr Cech the wrong way, but the spotkick awarded was a disputed one, because it did look like the Bournemouth striker had made the most of a coming together with the Arsenal left-back Monreal, who would, in the second half, escape a penalty appeal, when the ball struck his hand.
Arsenal then had to weather a Bournemouth storm, before coming into their own as the first half ended, with the home team dominant for much of the game in the second 45. That dominance told in the 53rd minute, as Walcott headed home from four yards out after a Mesut Ozil cross from the right had fallen for Monreal to pick out the Englishman, who recently welcomed his second child.
Sanchez then rounded off the scoring in the first minute of stoppage time, with a tap-in, after some brilliant work from substitute Olivier Giroud and Ozil.
The win keeps Arsenal in fourth, three points behind leaders Chelsea and two points adrift of Liverpool and Manchester City.
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