Arsenal continued their strong start to the season with a 3-0 win against Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium. Arsenal looked quite good overall and this was a good performance from the Gunners. With that being said, let’s get into the week 3 match review covering Arsenal vs. Bournemouth.
Week 3 Match Review: The Positives
There were plenty of positives from this Arsenal performance. Ramsdale was much better in this game then he was against Leicester. He didn’t have that much to do, but he did his part well. Ramsdale’s distribution was quite good and he made a couple of saves, too.
Saliba was also very good. He defended very well. He also completed all 76 of his passes, as well. Saliba even scored his first goal for Arsenal, a brilliant curler from the edge of the box with his left foot. He was one of Arsenal’s top performers against Bournemouth.
Odegaard also had a very good game. He scored two goals in the first half and set the tone for Arsenal offensively. Odegaard also worked very hard off the ball, as usual.
Xhaka also played quite well. He provided the assist for Saliba’s goal and made some good runs into the box. He defended well, too.
Arsenal also could have scored more goals. Travers prevented Jesus and Saka from scoring. Jesus also had a goal disallowed for offside, as well. Nketiah also could have scored if not for the intervention of the Bournemouth goalkeeper.
It’s difficult to find many negatives from this Arsenal performance. Bournemouth did seem to gain a bit of momentum and control in the game in the first 10 minutes of the second half and the last 10 minutes of the second half. Other than that, Arsenal controlled the game and looked quite comfortable most of the time.
The other negative, I suppose, is that Arsenal didn’t score more goals. Based on the balance of play, this match could have easily finished 4-0 or 5-0 Arsenal. However, Arsenal still scored 3 goals and could have had a fourth if VAR had ruled in favor of the Gunners on Jesus’s disallowed goal.
Arsenal Will Seek to Continue Their Momentum Against Fulham
Arsenal is the only team in the Premier League with a 100% winning record so far. Arsenal will return home to the Emirates Stadium to take on Fulham next week. Hopefully, Arsenal can win again and keep their positive momentum going. You can even bet on Arsenal winning that game if you want. Check back in next week for our match review of Arsenal vs. Fulham.