Bournemouth’s next opponents are south-coast rivals Brighton and Hove Albion, fresh from their first Premier League win after beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1. At his club, a sequence of two successive defeats very, very seldom stretches to three.
The Chile worldwide was expected to depart the Emirates Stadium during the recently-concluded transfer period, only for the Gunners to reject multiple bids from Manchester City for the wantaway forward.
Welbeck also provided an assist for the second goal.
There is still so much that Arsenal needs to do to improve, such as solidify the defence and form a deadly attack with Alexis, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil all working together, rather than what now seems to be a ‘one or the other; arrangement.
It looked as though Tottenham would find three points hard to seal at Goodison Park after an even beginning to the game, before Harry Kane miss-hit a cross to catch Jordan Pickford off-guard and open the scoring.
But just after that miss by Defoe, it was Welbeck again to put Arsenal up 3-0. A simply fantastic goal from Welbeck. “He’s a team player, Danny Welbeck, and that’s why coaches love him”, Wenger said when asked about Welbeck.
Yes but I have a selection problem before every game.
The end of the match was uneventful.
The French midfielder came on to replace Aaron Ramsey in the 67th minute of the game but was forced off less than 15 minutes later after picking up an injury.
Law is a close ally of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and has been working in the transfers department at Arsenal for the past eight years. “It’s hard to single anybody out for a bad performance and overall, if you look at the individual performances, they were all quite good”. It was a professional showing against a Bournemouth side that is really struggling to start the season.
Eddie Howe’s side are only off the bottom of the Premier League on goal difference and have lost their opening four games in a season for only the third time.
Wenger had talked up his side as title contenders before kick-off and the reaction on the pitch was promising, even if it would be unfair to evaluate the accuracy of the manager’s claim against a Bournemouth outfit that scarcely looked like landing a blow.
For now, let’s all praise future Ballon d’Or victor, Danny Welbeck.