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Premier League 2018-19: 3 things we learnt from Arsenal's 5-1 win over Bournemouth

James Alonge
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Lacazette scored a fantastic free kick versus Bournemouth
Lacazette scored a fantastic free kick versus Bournemouth

Arsenal produced a masterful performance to defeat Bournemouth at the Emirates stadium. Goals from Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mhkitaryan, Laurent Koscielny, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette sealed a very impressive result for the home team.

The Gunners have been in very good form at home, with just 4 points dropped so far - the loss to Manchester City and the 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the beginning of the season.

This game was filled with a lot of positives for Arsenal. Let's take a look at some of them.

#1 The impressive performance of Carl Jenkinson

Carl Jenkinson caused the Cherries lots of problems down the left hand side.
Carl Jenkinson caused the Cherries lots of problems down the left hand side.

One has to wonder why Unai Emery does not field the England international more often than he does, especially after Hector Bellerin's season ending injury.

This was probably one of Carl Jenkinson's most impressive performances in Arsenal colours since he signed from Charlton some years ago. Jenkinson attacked the Bournemouth defence at will and defended pretty well when called upon, though he was caught out of position sometimes.

Many Arsenal fans particularly loved Jenkinson’s tackle to win a 50-50 near the touchline just before the interval. That brought the home crowd rising to their feet to applaud his doggedness to win the ball back quickly.

Unai Emery must give the Englishman more playing time, especially in the absence of Maitland Niles, instead of playing the aged Stephan Lichtsteiner.

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