Victory for Arsenal as they ended their year on a high beating AFC Bournemouth 2-0 at the Emirates. Goals from Gabriel and Ozil were enough to guarantee the Gunners a comfortable win and a spot on top of the league table.
We take a look at the talking points from the encounter:
5. Quick response for Arsenal
A convincing victory at home was enough to put their nightmare result at St. Mary’s behind them. Wenger made four changes in crucial positions where they lost out to Southampton in the weekend. Starting Gabriel ahead of Koscielny proved to be the gamechanger for Arsene Wenger’s men. Quick counter attacks with the help of Oxlade-Chamberlain’s pace gifted Ozil his goal. The victory also proves that Arsenal have depth to deal with a difficult run of fixtures.