• Hector Bellerin puts Arsenal ahead after 52 minutes.
  • Callum Wilson equalises mid-way through the second half.
  • Jordon Ibe puts the Cherries ahead for the first time.
  • Bournemouth claim first Premier League win over Arsenal.
  • Cherries now four points above the relegation zone.
  • Arsenal remain sixth and without a win in 2018.
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Well that brings an end to our live coverage from the Vitality Stadium. Head to our live blog to keep abreast of Liverpool vs Man City.

But until next time, its goodbye.


Full time: Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal's fortunes go from bad to worse as they go a fourth game without win as Bournemouth claim their first ever Premier League win over the Gunners.

Hector Bellerin put the visitors ahead but Callum Wilson inspired the comeback with a goal and an assist for Jordon Ibe.

Alexis Sanchez is seemingly on his way but how close is Arsene Wenger to joining him? Arsenal's top four challenge looks dead and buried.


Arsenal look spent here. No late comeback a la last season imminent here.


Four added minutes to be played.


Granit Xhaka hits one from 30 yards but he skews it well wide.

Bournemouth trying to run down time as the former Gunner Benik Afobe come on for Callum Wilson, who has a goal and an assist to his name.


Jordon Ibe celebrates putting Bournemouth ahead.

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Callum Wilson nips in to draw Bournemouth level.

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GOAL! Bournemouth 2-1 Arsenal (Jordon Ibe)

The turnaround is complete at the Vitality and after Bournemouth heading for their first Premier League win over Arsenal? Substitute Lys Mousett brings the ball down and tees up the onrushing Ibe who hammer through Cech.


GOAL! Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal (Callum Wilson)

The Cherries are rewarded for a marked improvement in this second half and level it up with just over 20 minutes left. Ryan Fraser' delicious cross from the right sees Wilson nip in ahead of Petr Cech and slide into an empty net. Game on.


Hector Bellerin opens the scoring for Arsenal.

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GOAL! Bournemouth 0-1 Arsenal (Hector Bellerin)

Simon Francis gets caught out badly down the Bournemouth left and it allows Bellerin to break in behind and he draws Begovic, who gets a hand on his shot but it wriggles underneath him and into the net.


Back under way at the Vitality Stadium. No changes at half time.


Half time: Bournemouth 0-0 Arsenal

After all the pre-match talking points, this is a game low on key incidents as we head for half-time. Chances have been few and far between, with Ryan Fraser and Danny Welbeck having the best for either side.

Alex Iwobi did handle from a corner which could have led to a penalty, but appeals were waved away. Jack Wilshere meanwhile has run the show on his return to the south coast.


Bournemouth earlier wanted a penalty when Alex Iwobi appear to handle in the penalty area from a corner. It did seem a pretty clear one and every Cherries player to a man went up for it but Kevin Friend saw nothing untoward.


So close for Bournemouth as they finally threaten in the attacking third. It takes a despairing dive from Calum Chambers to keep Ryan Fraser from giving the hosts the lead after Ibe beats Maitland-Niles down the right.


A booking for Simon Francis, the second of the game for Bournemouth for pulling back Danny Welbeck.

The England striker picks himself up and has the best chance of the game so far, as Begovic makes a low save as he is put through. No goal in 11 top flight appearances for him.


Jack Wilshere has been key for Arsenal.

Jack Wilshere
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From a fine start to life in English football, now 10 hours since Alexandre Lacazette last scored a goal.


Jack Wilshere has been Arsenal's best player by a mile in this opening quarter. He chases down a lost cause to win a corner after he initially lost the ball on the edge of the penalty area.

Despite the wealth of attacking talent on show, Wilshere the only player on the field who looks like he could do something different in this game. Bit low on quality so far.


Yellow card for Dan Gosling as simulation. There was contact between the midfielder and Skhodran Mustafi but referee Kevin Friend was right on top of it and took the decision. The right one for me.


Arsene Wenger in the stands again as his touchline ban continues.

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Jordon Ibe scampers clear for Bournemouth down the left-hand channel but in a move which sums up his career on the south coast his pass is wayward and Arsenal survive.


It is all Arsenal at the moment. Simon Francis' free-kick is easily dealt with by Cech and he sets the visitors on the attack immediately. It ends with Ake heading behind under pressure from Lacazette at the back post.


Asmir Begovic turns Iwobi's deflected shot behind for a corner, which Bournemouth clear. The hosts haven't had much of a kick so far.