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Arsenal almost got a third when a back pass to the Bournemouth keeper proved risky after Welbeck closed down the keepers' clearance in front of goal and the keeper saved Lacazette's follow up to save his side's blushes. 'I'm pleased to have a pre-season.

Former United chairman Martin Edwards revealed earlier this month that Wenger was his first choice to take over from Ferguson when the Scot initially hinted at retirement at the end of the 2001-02 season. "The answer was yes".

Well, it's fair to say that some fans were pleased at the final whistle, however that didn't include everyone.

The Cherries are still without a point this season and were scarcely in the game at Emirates Stadium as Danny Welbeck scored twice and Alexandre Lacazette also netted.

Midfielder Santi Cazorla has returned to light running for the first time since having surgery on his right ankle. Must surely keep his place for the visit to Chelsea.

"We hit the post and at 2-1 it would have been very much game on, but not only did we not score with that moment we conceded moments later which effectively ended the game". MLSsoccer.com's Josie Becker talks to Jermaine Jones about his USMNT future.

Though no formal offers where made during the Summer Transfer window, Ozil gained interest from Bayern Munich in the early months of 2017. He was disappointing in Gunners 4-0 defeat at Anfield and was caught smiling by the cameras after being substituted in the game.

"Alexis Sanchez will win the fans back, and win them back very quickly", he said via Metro.

"He is disciplined, serious and committed", Wenger told Arsenal's official website.

Excellent at retaining possession, Ozil was successful with 78 per cent of the passes that he attempted against Bournemouth, while he created three chances, more than any other Arsenal player.

The second goal duly followed as Ozil's raking pass was touched on from Lacazette to Welbeck, who instantly gave it back for the Frenchman to finish well from the edge of the box.

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