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    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Home sweet home! Arsenal earn their eighth Premier League home win on the bounce. Never in doubt was it?

    Another miserable trip for Bournemouth. Thanks for keeping me company - see you again soon!

    Head over here for all the post-match reaction.

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    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Two minutes of stoppage time...

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    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Koscielny is back onto his feet and back on the pitch. But he looks in serious trouble, limping heavily and grimacing.

    Arsenal have used three subs but so what? They're 5-1 up. Get him off!

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    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Koscielny, who has been excellent this evening, slid into a challenge and immediately cried out in agony. Looks like the Bournemouth player landed on his knee. Let's hope it is just a painful impact injury rather than anything too serious.

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    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Oh no! Awful to see this... Arsenal skipper Laurent Koscielny is crumpled in a heap on the touchline, screaming in pain and clutching his knee.

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    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Not much happening... until a cross from Bournemouth requires an alert Laurent Koscielny to stick out a stretching leg and divert for a corner.

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    Half a chance for Lacazette... lashes it over the bar. Oh, he was flagged offside anyway.


    Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Eddie Howe knows the game is up. He decides to give some experience to young striker Sam Surridge for the last 10 minutes.

  9. GOAL - Arsenal 5-1 Bournemouth

    Alexandre Lacazette

    Never in doubt! You just knew, just knew, Lacazette was going to stick that one away.

    The Frenchman delightfully curls into the bottom left corner from a central position, Artur Boruc manages to get a hand on it but can't prevent a fifth.

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Here's a chance... Charlie Daniels scythes down Lucas Torreira with a lunging tackle on the edge of the away box. Alexandre Lacazette stands over it. He's licking his lips....

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Arsenal lurking dangerously in the Bournemouth half again. Can they bag a fifth?

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    ...which Arsenal clear.

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    Bournemouth are still pushing and probing in an attacking sense. Diego Rico's cross from the left is cleared, partially, before the visitors press again and win a corner...


    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    And that leads to a reshuffle from Unai Emery. Top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's legs are given a rest as on-loan Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez comes on.

    Chance for the young Spaniard, who has only played 66 minutes since arriving in London last month, to shine...


    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Time for another Bournemouth change. Full-back Adam Smith goes off, with a few boos ringing in the ex-Spurs kid's ears, with Diego Rico coming on.

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    There has been another goal at Selhurst Park... but, unfortunately for Arsenal fans, it isn't for the home side.

    Romelu Lukaku grabs his second of the night to put Manchester United 2-0 ahead. As things stand, Arsenal will stay a point ahead of United in the race for fourth.

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Back up the other end... Joshua King cuts in from the left and lashes a shot - presumably with more than a hint of frustration - at goal. Bernd Leno has to punch over his crossbar.

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Straight into the thick of the action!

    Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who remains my fantasy captain after I missed the deadline yesterday, forces Artur Boruc into a smart save.

    Apologies Bournemouth fans, but I needed that to go in...


    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth will be delighted to see the back of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is brought off - presumably - with an eye on Saturday's north London derby.

    Bournemouth, however, won't be delighted to see Alexandre Lacazette replace him...

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    Arsenal 4-1 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth have been a shambles at the back today. They have now conceded 20 goals in their past six away league games....