Bournemouth add to Arsenal woes with a surprise win

Holding: Arsenal's team spirit is winning us points

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Wenger insisted Sanchez did not refuse to play in Sunday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Bournemouth, though the Chile striker did not travel to the south coast.

The Chile global has refused to sign a new Arsenal contract with his current deal expiring in the summer, and United and City are reportedly both keen on recruiting him this month. Don't read too much into it because not even I know how it will go.

Although the Gunners looked nervous they still looked the most unsafe in the first half, and when Bellerin gave us the lead just after the break it looked like we were finally going to win a game at last.

Wenger admitted on Friday that Sanchez would not be signing a new deal, paving the way for him to leave the club in the current transfer window, adding that a bidding war could help Arsenal. I am pleased for us to get the win today'. When I chose to put fresh energy on with Willian and Pedro, the game changed.

At the moment we try to use players who are completely focused on the club.

Wenger lamented two costly mistakes that extended the Gunners' winless run to five games in all competitions.

A competitive but less than thrilling first half saw both sides threaten without carving up many clear-cut chances - Ainsley Maitland-Niles coming closest to a breakthrough with a shot against the woodwork early on. It's very frustrating and very disappointing, a very disappointing result for us, especially when you're 1-0 up.

'Overall we have to look at it in a very objective and harsh way we made mistakes we should not have made.

Wilshere had an effort blocked after making himself space with time running out, and soon afterwards Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe made a change, bringing off Ibe and replacing him with Marc Pugh. It was the same failings, a lack of desire to get back into the game. "We suffered a lot in the first half and at the start of the second half", Conte said. We have gone 6 games without a win and we have to play Chelsea again on Wednesday! "That would be risky".

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