Lethargic is the best word to describe the game between Arsenal and Bournemouth this afternoon.
Arsenal was the better team on the day but not by much, neither team really stretched the other. The winner came from the head of David Luiz early in the first-half and that was probably the highlight of the day.
The first-half for Arsenal was fairly decent, the defence did well, the midfield worked hard and the forwards were always a threat.
Arsenal took the lead on the ninth minute with a beautifully taken header courtesy of David Luiz. Nicolas Pepe provided the assist with a nicely whipped in corner.
Bournemouth never really threatened and the first-half closed with Arsenal leading.
The second-half was hardly an engrossing affair. Arsenal more or less backed off without actually inviting pressure. A unique occurrence I must admit.
Bournemouth did come into it a little bit the more the game went on but in all fairness, Arsenal looked comfortable.
The problem for Arsenal though, was the lead was slender and while ever it remained at 1-0 Bournemouth was a threat.
Bournemouth had the odd moment but overall the Arsenal backline and midfield looked at ease. The Cherries attacks were basically smothered throughout.
It may not have been the most exciting game but on balance, Arsenal deserved to win the match. That is now eight games unbeaten.