Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth: Three reasons why Gunners thrashed the Cherries
Arsenal were in sublime form at the Emirates as they beat Bournemouth 5-1 in a match which showed Arsenal’s depth of squad. Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were the standout performers with Ozil giving Unai Emery a tough choice for selection in next match. Matteo Guendouzi was guilty of allowing Bournemouth back into the game but his teammates showed great class in the second half to ensure three points.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 16th goal of this season and has rekindled the Golden boot race. Carl Jenkinson started for the Gunners after a whopping 830 days and the fans were really behind him as he gave a good performance. All round Emery would be happy with the industry and work rate shown by his players ahead of the North London Derby.
Here are the three reasons why Arsenal had such a great night.
#1. Ozil’s Masterclass
Ozil was at his very best as he created and scored in a night where the ball just kept on coming to him. Every time Ozil produces a performance like this, we wonder why he is not so good in other games. It was just his second start in the Premier League since the turn of the year but his all round game was impressive as he tracked back to help the defence many times during the match. Looks like the mind games of Unai Emery is working well for Ozil.
His lifted finish over Artur Boruc was a matter of discussion for football purists on Twitter and his technique was praised in all corners. He turned provider for Mkhitaryan for the second Arsenal goal and was the master creator in the second half too. Emery will surely think of starting Ozil in the next match, but fans also know the fact that Emery doesn’t trust him so much for the away matches.