Iwobi Bags Assist, Ibe Hits Winner As Bournemouth Stun Arsenal

Postado Janeiro 14, 2018

Alexis Sanchez was left out of the Arsenal squad for the game as the speculation about his future at The Emirates continues.

Callum Wilson converted a ideal Ryan Fraser cross in the 70th minute, before the striker turned provider, controlling a long ball and teeing up Ibe to fire past Petr Cech.

Seven minutes into the second half, Arsenal took the lead as Hector Bellerin found the back of the net with a close range finish although Begovic could have done better.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, right, is tackled by Bournemouth's Steve Cook during the English Premier League soccer match against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, England, Sunday Jan. 14, 2018.

Wilson made way for Benik Afobe with time running out as Bournemouth held on for three vital points to lift them to 13th and further away from the danger zone.

The Gunners got off to a positive and hit the upright in the opening 10 minutes through Ainsley Maitland-Niles' powerful strike.

Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this month
Alexis Sanchez has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this month

Mesut Ozil was also missing because of injury and Arsenal's lineup looked a shadow of the past teams under Wenger.

The Gunners lack of confidence in attacking areas was evident throughout the game with Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi looking timid whenever they got in and around the penalty area.

The goal was Ibe's first for the club in 18 months.

In search of a late equaliser, Arsenal brought on Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey but they were unable to rescue another desperately disappointing afternoon.

The Gunners on the other hand were left effectively condemned in the sixth position, five points behind fifth placed Tottenham Hotspurs who secured a 4-0 emphatic win over Everton on Saturday.