Although Liverpool's 4-3 win vs Man City hogged the headlines on Monday morning, Bournemouth had a day to remember too. The Cherries, fighting to stay clear of the relegation zone, registered a ‘famous' win vs Arsenal. Fighting back from 1-0 down to win 2-1, Eddie Howe was effusive in his praise of his players afterwards.
Goals from Wilson and Ibe in the space of 4 minutes turned the match on its head, and The Gunners had no answers. Bournemouth shot up the table to 13th after the win, putting daylight between them and the dropzone.
Howe: Bournemouth Showed Spirit
The Cherries were brilliant in the second half against Arsenal, and they displayed real battling qualities to fight back for the win. Howe didn't try to hide his delight with the display, saying:
“It is a huge win for us. Every win in the Premier League is important. It was a tight game, not a lot in it. But, we showed the spirit and desire to come back from a losing position.”
“I am delighted with the attitude of the players today. Our fitness levels were very good today. Statistically we are one of the fitter teams in the division.”
“In this division if you can get two or three wins your whole outlook can change. Then, if you get two or three defeats it all changes, we have just tried to be very stable.”
After a run where Bournemouth picked up just 3 points from 7 games, Howe has steadied the ship. The Cherries are now unbeaten in 4 in the Premier League, winning 2 of their last 3. If they continue in their current form, relegation won't be an issue.
Howe has yet to dip his toe in the January transfer window, but he confirmed one player would be on his way. Lewis Grabban has failed to make the desired impact since his move from Norwich, and Wolves and Villa are said to be interested. It remains to be seen if The Cherries will bring anyone in.