Arsenal Crush Bournemouth To Return To Winning Ways

'You could say if he wants another two years give him another two years - but my personal opinion is that he should have gone after beating Chelsea.

The important point mentioned by Star is that contrary to other reports suggesting that Lemar rejected Arsenal, it is understood that the deal did not happen because the player was on worldwide duty on deadline day.

"All we can offer to the fans is that in the next game, from the first minute, we start with intensity, make a good game, get the three points and everything will come back as before", the 31-year-old Spaniard said.

Arsenal should be capable to deal with AFC Bournemouth easily. On Saturday, that pressure will be much more on Arsenal and their manager than on Bournemouth.

Wenger was one of the staunchest backers of FFP regulations when they were introduced by UEFA but has changed his mind after seeing transfer fees spiral out of control this summer despite the efforts to curb club spending.

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Wenger chose not to pick Jack Wilshere against the club he spent the majority of last season at before breaking his leg. That they are disappointed is normal, but situations like this are a very good opportunity to show we are strong, united and decided. It was his first game.

Arsene Wenger's side have won all three of their previous home games against the Cherries. Not before Christmas, that's why I didn't involve him in the Europa League, but overall I hope that after Christmas he will be available.

But when asked if it was time for Arsenal to start "winning ugly" and scrapping the attack-minded style Wenger has always championed, he was adamant that such thinking was misguided. "It is important to focus on what is in front of you".

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. Alexis Sanchez was called "fatter than normal" by one of the Chile coaches during the global break and he will be back after a long flight from South America. We probably won't see too many goals, but I still believe West Brom have what it takes to take all three points.

  • Lawrence Cooper