Date: 4th January 2017 at 10:50am
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Arsenal came from 3-0 down to rescue a point from their trip to Bournemouth in a thrilling encounter at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday.

Eddie Howe’s Cherries outplayed the Gunners for much of the first half, and deservedly took the lead after just 16 minutes when Charlie Daniels had acres of space down the left-hand-side, before calmly slotting under Petr Cech into the back of the net.

The hosts doubled their advantage four minutes later from the penalty spot when Granit Xhaka fouled Ryan Fraser, allowing Callum Wilson to score his sixth of the campaign, and they then went 3-0 up 13 minutes into the second half when Fraser outmuscled Hector Bellerin to fire past Cech.

However, Arsene Wenger’s side were not to be beaten, as Alexis Sanchez reduced their arrears 20 minutes from time, and then Lucas Perez’s stunning strike levelled proceedings five minutes later.

Simon Francis was then given a straight red by referee Michael Oliver for a dangerous tackle on Aaron Ramsey, and Olivier Giroud, fresh from his sensational goal against Crystal Palace on Sunday, headed home in the second minute of injury-time to clinch a point.

After what was a frantic encounter at the Vitality Stadium, many fans took to Twitter to express their views on the contest, with several Arsenal supporters delighted with their side’s comeback after a woeful first half display…

Some were not as forgiving though, and blasted a poor performance from Wenger’s men…

And two players in particular came in for criticism from numerous Gunners supporters…

While several Bournemouth fans had mixed emotions after seeing their team outplay a top side, but ultimately fail to take all three points…

 
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