Premier League 2017/18: Five talking points from gameweek 4
#1 Sanity finally ensues for Arsenal
It’s always a test when you have such a negative experience, like we had, for the mental health of the team to respond. We had a committed, disciplined and a very good offensive performance: Arsene Wenger
The sporadic WengerOut movement from Arsenal fans came to a pause after the Gunners notched up a dominant performance against a feeble AFC Bournemouth.
Arsene Wenger's men came into the match trudging off two fatal blows against Stoke City and Liverpool. If the 1-0 defeat at Stoke punched the team's morale, the 4-0 battering against Liverpool smashed it down and took a hard swing at it.
Danny Welbeck, who was subject to ceaseless criticism after his deplorable performance at Anfield, turned the tables around at the Emirates on Saturday (September 9th). With two strikes and an assist, the 26-year-old was a part every goal of the 3-0 scoreline.
The English forward's finishing has always warranted doubt and scepticism from Arsenal fans, but certainly looked splendid with his second goal of the game.
Alexandre Lacazette impressed yet again and scored a clinically finished goal in the 27th minute of the game. After a beautiful ball from Mesut Ozil was passed to him by Welbeck, the Frenchman took it upon himself to score the magnificent curler.
While Wenger and Arsenal have managed to bounce back from the debacle at Anfield, they have a very stern test against the defending champions next week. They will travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea for an exciting match-up.
However, Arsenal's unreliable midfield and wobbly defence are matters of concern for the club. Wenger stuck with his 3-4-2-1 formation against Bournemouth, but might want to augment his defence against the strong counter-attacking game of Antonio Conte's men.