Iwobi Bags Assist, Ibe Hits Winner As Bournemouth Stun Arsenal

Iwobi Bags Assist, Ibe Hits Winner As Bournemouth Stun Arsenal

Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi made his 13th English Premier League appearance for Arsenal this season as they lost 2-1 to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) reports.

Hector Bellerin scored Arsenal’s opener in the 52nd minute after he was played through on goal by Iwobi.

The goal was Bellerin’s second goal in consecutive EPL games for Arsenal.

But two second-half goals from from Callum Wilson and Nigerian-born Jordon Ibe secured a win for Bournemouth at the Vitality stadium.

It was Arsenal’s sixth defeat of the season and the sixth win for Bournemouth.

Arsenal dictated the pace of the game in the first half with Jack Wilshere the main player for the Gunners in his return to his former on-loan club.

Danny Welbeck, Shkodran Mustafi and Maitland Niles all came close to breaking the deadlock in the first half but Bournemouth remained compact at the back.

Arsenal went ahead seven minutes into the second half through Bellerin.

But after Arsenal’s opener Bournemouth mounted pressure and almost restored parity through Ibe who fired a tame shot which was saved by Petr Cech.

Callum Wilson restored parity for Bournemouth in the 70th minute, stabbing home a cross from the right flank before Ibe bagged the winner.

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

Despite the defeat, Arsenal remain sixth in the EPL table with 39 points from 23 games while Bournemouth moved up to 13th with 24 points from 23 games.

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COMMENTS

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  • PapaFem 5 months ago

    Had anyone noticed Ibe’s resurgence of late?

  • IF I WAS ROHR I DID CALL HIM UP THAN IWOBI. IWOBI IS OF LATE TURNING INTO A FLOP AND I DON’T WANT US TO MAKE ANY MISTAKE LET US NOT DO BECAUSE IF IS A FAMILIAR FACE THEN CALL HIM UP IF I WERE ROHR I DID RATHER CALL IBE THAN IWOBI OR CALL THE BOTH AND BE ROTATING THEM WHILE THE TWO MOSES DO THE SAME.WE ARE A TYPE OF COUNTRY WITH ALOT OF SQUAD JUST THAT WE DON’T WANT TO SEE IT,ROHR TRIED HIS BEST ON CONVINCING UDOKAHAI AND AKPOGUMA BUT TO NO AVEIL BUT HE IS FORGETTING THE LIKES OF FIKAYO TOMORI OF HULL ON LOAN FROM CHELSEA HIM AND AINA HAS BEING TOGETHER SINCE AND IT WOULD BE LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A CHILD TO GET HIM TO PLAY FOR NIGERIA NOW HE IS STILL A RISING STAR,LET US NOT MAKE THIS MISTAKE AND LIVE IT TILL HE STARTS SHINING THEN IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT FOR US HE IS A FAST RISING STAR.