Arsenal have actually managed to register a comfortable win even if it was against struggling Bournemouth.
Arsenal put three past the Cherries on Saturday afternoon thanks to a Danny Welbeck brace and Alexandre Lacazette’s second goal in red and white.
Although this was the Gunners’ second win of the season so far, the first, a chaotic 4-3 victory over Leicester at the Emirates, was far from comfortable.
Against Bournemouth, Arsenal looked like there were in control, albeit still a little sloppy with their passing in parts.
While the win doesn’t make up for the humiliating 4-0 loss an Anfield and uninspiring 1-0 defeat to Stoke the weekend before that, it means that we can finally feel at least some optimism going into the next match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next weekend.
For all we know, we could revert back to our usual clueless selves but for the time being we can pretend that’s not going to happen.
Naturally, I’m going to ignore Thursday’s Europa League clash against FC Koln.
So, what did we learn from Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth?
1. Lacazette is a brilliant striker
Two shots, two on target and a goal. Lacazette scored his second Arsenal goal against the Cherries. It looks as if the Gunners have a genuinely very good striker.
2. Sead Kolasinac is a very good wing-back
We already knew as much but Kolasinac was brilliant when played in his actual position against Bournemouth. He even managed an assist for Welbz’s first goal.
3. Mesut Ozil DOES track back
Say it louder for the folks in the back since people (and by people I mean pundits) suddenly become blind whenever the German defends or tracks back.
4. Danny Welbeck is better than Alexis Sanchez
Look, I don’t make the rules.
I mean, how many goals has Alexis scored this season…? EXACTLY.
5. Gooners don’t forgive easily
If the boos that rang out when Alexis was subbed on are anything to go by, the Chilean has some making up to do if he wants to get back into Gooners’ good books.
Although I’m not sure what he expects. He did try to force a move to our rivals after all.
6. Bournemouth are going down
Four games and four losses isn’t looking good, is it? Although Arsenal were decent, the Cherries were terrible.