Arsenal head coach, Unai Emery, stated that he still expects more from his side despite extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to 17 games with victory at Bournemouth.
“We’ve not lost for 17 matches but we’ve drawn some and that is not enough for us,” Emery said. “We spoke in the week about how important today was.
“We are happy and before the match we knew it would be a difficult match and that we needed to win today to be near the top four. Bournemouth were four points behind us and could have been near our position with a win.”
After beginning the weekend in sixth, Bournemouth drop two places to eighth and have now lost their past three league matches.
Cherries boss Eddie Howe felt key moments went against his side, particularly when David Brooks saw his early strike disallowed for offside and Lerma hit the post late on.
“We’re disappointed with the result we felt we were very much in that game, but we were on the wrong end of some decisions,” said Howe. “I’ve not seen it, but I’m told the David Brooks [disallowed] goal was onside and the luck was just missing for us – such as Jefferson Lerma’s shot hitting the post.
“My players gave everything. We started the game brightly and Arsenal came back into it, but you won’t see something like their first goal again. Jefferson stuck his leg out and it went in – that was the sort of luck which went against us.”
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